Introduction

TY Hi-Z is an earbud company. Recently, they have come up with the TY Hi-Z F32MT. I would like to thank Penon Audio and TY Hi-Z for this review unit. At the moment, you can purchase it from https://penonaudio.com/earphones/earbuds/ty-hi-z-f32mt.html .

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Specifications

  • Impedance: 32 ohm
  • Cable length : 1.2M
  • Sensitivity: 115 ± 5 dB
  • Frequency range: 16Hz – 23kHz

Unboxing & Accessories

The F32MT comes in a brown package that contains a soft carrying case which contains the earbud. There is also a small box for the foams, shirt clip and ear hook.

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Earbud Build & Design

The earbud shell is made up of plastic. I find the shell to be light weight and it sits in my ear comfortably. There are L & R markings on the left and right shells respectively. Below the logo on each shell, there are 2 stripes for design purpose. There is a TY logo printed on each shell too. It has an open back design.

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Cable Build & Design

The earbud has non-detachable cable. The cable has a smooth black feel to it. There is no chin slider and the y-splitter has a circular aluminium housing. There is a microphone. It has a 3.5mm gold plated straight jack with strain relief.

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Sound Analysis

Lows

The F32MT has a decent sub-bass extension and there is moderate quantity to it. The mid-bass has a fair amount of body to it and the slam is not hard hitting at all. The punch is rather agile. Each bass note presents itself with a tight control. The overall bass dynamics is moderate. Bass decay is quick and bass texture is moderately smooth.

Mids

The midrange is slightly recessed. The lower mids has a moderate amount and it is sufficient to tackle male vocals. There is no nasal feeling here. The upper mids is quite forward and female vocals benefit from it. There is crisp and definition. It operates in a lively manner as there is excitement.

Highs

The treble is extended well for an earbud. There is no sibilance and harshness. It has crisp and the treble is being articulated well. The amount of air rendered is moderate. There is slight sparkle.

Soundstage

The soundstage is moderate. The width has a decent magnitude. The depth is not too close in.

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Comparisons

TY Hi-Z F32MT vs Musicmaker TP16

The F32MT has less sub-bass quantity than the TP16 but it is extended more. Bass decay on the F32MT is quicker and there is more agility. The mid-bass of the F32MT has slightly less body but the slam is more exciting. The lower mids of the TP16 has more quantity while the upper mids on the F32MT is more crisp. The midrange of F32MT is better with more transparency. For the treble, TP16 takes on a smooth approach and the F32MT is bright with crisp. There is more definition on the F32MT. Lastly, the F32MT excels in both the width and depth. Positioning of instruments and vocals are more accurate. F32MT has a better resolution.

TY Hi-Z F32MT vs TY Hi-Z HP32

The HP32 has more sub-bass quantity than the F32MT and the F32MT is superior in its extension. The mid-bass of the HP32 has more body and the slam has a more weighted feel to it. The lower mids of the HP32 is fuller while the upper mids for the F32MT is more forward with better crisp and definition. The midrange for the F32MT operates at a higher standard with transparency and better details retrieval. The F32MT can tackle busier tracks better. For the treble, there is no sibilance and harshness. Treble articulation on the F32MT is more accurate and it has extra clarity. The soundstage of the F32MT is better for both the width and depth.

Conclusion

The F32MT is a v-shaped sounding earbud that is rather bright. The treble is crisp and it is able to deliver an organic performance. It maintains good transparency for its midrange. The TY Hi-Z F32MT shows good value.

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