Introduction

Toneking is a Chinese company that produces in-ear monitors and earbuds. I will be reviewing the Toneking 200 ohms earbud, TO200. I would like to thank Penon Audio and Toneking for this opportunity to review this earbud. At the moment, you can purchase the Toneking 200 ohms earbud at https://penonaudio.com/toneking-65150200ohm-earbud.html or https://toneking.aliexpress.com/store/3216145 .

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Specifications

  • Driver unit: 15.4mm dynamic driver
  • Impedance: 200 ohm
  • Rated power: 113dB/mW
  • Frequency Response: 12 Hz – 32 Khz

Unboxing & Accessories

The earbud comes in a simple matte black package with the Toneking brand name in silver on the front. After opening the box, you will see a black soft carrying case sporting the Toneking brand name in black on the front. Inside the case, you will get the Toneking 200 ohms earbud, 1 shirt clip and 8 pairs of foam. There is a wire mesh in the case for separating the earbud and other accessories.

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Earbud Build & Design

The earbud has a plastic shell and is gunmetal in colour. There are L and R markings on the left and right shell respectively for differentiation. On each of the shell, there is a silver vent and below it, there is the Toneking logo. At the side, there is the model name. There is a vent at the bottom of the earbud. This earbud features a detachable mmcx cable. The earbud construction is rather good and just like other earbuds, it is lightweight and sits in my ears comfortably. The gunmetal finish on the earbud is aesthetically pleasing to look at.

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Cable Build & Design

The material being used to make this cable is silver-plated oxygen-free copper. The cable is quite flexible and soft. It has a shiny look. There are markings on both connectors to indicate left and right. The y-splitter is glossy black with a silver stripe at the bottom of the housing. The jack is a 3.5mm straight gold plated and has a glossy black housing with a silver stripe at the top of the housing. There is strain relief.

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Sound Analysis

Lows

The TO200 has great sub-bass extension and its magnitude showcases its technicality well. The quantity is moderate. Bass decay is fairly quick. The rumble packs sufficient agility and it is able to provide a moderate punch. Each bass note is being presented with good definition and the finesse is of a high standard. The mid-bass has a moderate quantity and the slam is expressed in

Mids

The midrange has good transparency with cleanliness. The lower mids does not take on a thick and lush manner in tackling male vocals due to the slightly lack of body but there is no dry feeling. The upper mids on the TO200 has slight forwardness with great crisp and definition. Female vocals are presented in a revealing manner and there are no signs of it being shouty. There is a more organic presentation.

Highs

The treble has great extension with no sibilance and harshness. There is good details retrieval with clarity. The amount of air has a great amount and helps to lighten the overall presentation. The treble is cleanly presented with good definition and crisp. It is on the brighter side of things and there is a good engagement to it yet still ensuring a fatigue-free listening.

Soundstage

The TO200 has a natural expansion in its stage width with a great magnitude. There is not much of a congestion issue when tackling busier tracks. The depth has good space so it is not too close in. Positioning of instruments and vocals is accurate.

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Comparisons

Toneking TO200 vs Toneking TO180

The TO180 has more sub-bass quantity but the TO200 extension is greater with more depth. The sub-bass reproduction on the TO200 is clean and accurate but the TO180 is not very far behind. The bass articulation on the TO200 is slightly more refined. The TO180 has slightly more speed and its rumble is more agile. The mid-bass on the TO180 has more slam and with a greater dynamics, the bass is more engaging to listen to. Bass on the TO200 takes on a laid-back approach instead. The midrange on the TO200 is more controlled than the TO180. The lower mids on the TO180 has slightly more quantity than the TO200. The upper mids on the TO180 has more forwardness and female vocals benefit especially. The transparency and details retrieval is better on the TO200. Next, in terms of treble, I find them to have similar extension. There is slightly more clarity on the TO200 with mastery. There is no sibilance and harshness on both. The air rendered on the TO200 is slightly more. For the stage, TO200 has the edge in width and its expansion is slightly more natural. The depth is pretty similar. Overall, the TO180 has a lively sound while TO200 approaches it in an analytical way.

Toneking TO200 vs TY Hi-Z 400SE

The TO200 has less sub-bass quantity than the 400SE. It extends its sub-bass deeper than 400SE and there is more definition. Bass texture on the 400SE is more smooth while bass decay on the TO200 is quicker with more agility. The mid-bass on the 400SE has slightly more quantity but the TO200 presents a nicer slam. The lower mids on the 400SE has more body and sounds fuller than the 400SE. It tackles male vocals better. The upper mids on the TO200 is slightly more forward with extra crisp. The TO200 is more capable to showcase a organic female vocals masterclass. The midrange of the TO200 operates in a higher standard with more transparency and cleanliness. Next, for the treble, the TO200 extends better with more stretch. There is no sibilance and harshness on both. The air rendered on the TO200 has a greater quantity. There is more clarity on the TO200. For the stage, 400SE has a more natural expansion while TO200 has a greater magnitude. The depth on the TO200 is not close in with an effective amount of space rendered.

Toneking TO200 vs Ourart TI7

The TO200 has similar sub-bass quantity as the TI7 and it has more extension. There is more depth on the TO200. Each bass note on the TO200 is expressed with extra agility and bass decay is quicker. The mid-bass of the TI7 has more quantity than the TO200 with a greater slam. There is a weighted feel to the TI7. The lower mids on the TI7 takes on a fuller approach with more body to it. Male vocals are expressed in a thicker manner. The upper mids on the TO200 has similar forwardness but there is extra crisp and definition. Female vocals are more organic here. Next, for the treble section, the TO200 has more extension with an airier feel. There is no sibilance and harshness. There is better technicality on the TO200. Lastly, the TO200 is superior in the soundstage section with greater width and depth. There is a more spacious feel.

Conclusion

The TO200 is a clean sounding earbud that takes on an analytical approach. It is able to showcase a smooth performance with good technicality. The midrange has great transparency and vocals are expressed very clearly. In addition, it features a detachable MMCX cable and the build quality is great. The Toneking TO200 is great earbud with a high standard of details retrieval.

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