TY Hi-Z is an earbud company. Recently, they have come up with the TY Hi-Z F150TS. 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/ty-hi-z-f150ts150s150-earbuds.html .
- Sensitivity: 105+-5 db
- Frequency response: 10 Hz – 25 kHz
- Impedance: 150ohm
Unboxing & Accessories
It comes in a black package with a transparent film that shows the earbud inside. On the transparent film, there is the TY Hi-Z brand name printed on it. After removing the transparent film and the semi-hard foam, there is a red-black case inside the package. The case contains a pack of foams. There is an instruction manual at the bottom of the box.
Earbud Build & Design
The earbud shell is made up of plastic. It is light weight. The left shell is blue in color while the right shell is red in color. There are L & R markings on the left and right shells respectively. On each shell, there is the brand name printed on it in white color.
Cable Build & Design
The cable is 4 core braided. There is a chin slider. The y-splitter has a black housing. It has a 3.5mm gold plated straight jack with strain relief. The housing of the jack is rather big and it is black in color. The cable is supple. Like the shells, the left side of cable is blue in color while the right side is red in color.
The F150TS extends it sub-bass well and there is a good quantity. It is able to showcase an authoritative feel without sounding too aggressive. The mid-bass presents itself in a lively manner with a moderate slam. It is able to deliver a nice punch to the sound. The bass decay is quick and each bass note is being articulated with a clean attack. Bass texture is moderate. There is good definition to the bass.
The midrange is moderately clean and it has nice transparency. The lower mids on the F150TS has moderate quantity and there are no signs of hollowness. Male vocals are presented well but not in a thick manner. The upper mids has slight forwardness with a good amount of body. Female vocals are presented well with crisp. I find it to have a tight control and it does not sound shouty. The midrange definition is clear and the details retrieval is good.
The treble is extended well with a nice cleanliness. There is no sibilance and harshness. There is a good treble articulation with crisp and sparkle. It is on the brighter side of things with excitement. The amount of air at the top end has a moderate amount and it helps to prevent congestion in the sound. In addition, there is a good control in how the treble is being presented and it does not sound overly bright.
The F150TS has a moderately natural expansion to its soundstage and the width magnitude is great. The depth has a good amount of space rendered and it does not feel closed in.
TY Hi-Z F150TS vs TY Hi-Z HP150S
The HP150S has more sub-bass extension than the F150TS and the F150TS has more quantity. It takes on a more full-bodied approach. Bass texture is slightly better on the F150TS. Bass decay on the HP150S is slightly faster with a quicker rumble. Each bass note on the HP150S is articulated with more technicality while the F150TS demonstrates a good balance. The mid-bass on the F150TS has more quantity and it sounds fuller. The slam has extra weight which helps to accentuate the impact. The lower mids on the F150TS has more quantity than the HP150S and it benefits male vocals. The upper mids on the HP150S is slightly more forward and it is able to inject extra liveliness. On the other hand, the F150TS is able to present it with more finesse. Next, in the treble section, the F150TS has slightly more extension than the HP150S. Treble articulation on the HP150S is more accurate. There is no sibilance and harshness. The amount of air rendered on both earbuds is around the same. It prevents the overall presentation from sounding too dense. Lastly, for the soundstage, both are quite similar in a natural expansion. The HP150S has slightly greater width magnitude while the F150TS has a good depth.
TY Hi-Z F150TS vs Toneking TO65
The TO65 has more sub-bass extension than the F150TS but the F150TS has more quantity than the TO65. The TO65 has the edge in its sub-bass reproduction as it has more definition. The mid-bass on the TO65 has less body than the F150TS. The F150TS gives a more weighted feel to its slam and it elevates the dynamics. There is slight warmth from the F150TS. The lower mids on the F150TS has more body than the TO65 and male vocals benefit. For the upper mids section, the F150TS is more forward and there is intimacy. Female vocals are presented sweetly with liveliness. There is good crisp. The midrange on the F150TS has slightly better transparency. Details retrieval on the F150TS has a higher standard. Next, in the treble section, the F150TS has more extension than the TO65 with a better definition. There is no sibilance and harshness. The amount of air rendered on the TO65 is more and it gives an airier presentation. There is good clarity on both. Lastly, TO65 has a more natural expansion in its soundstage. The soundstage width on the F150TS is better and the depth has a greater amount of space.
TY Hi-Z F150TS vs Ourart TI7
The Ourart TI7 has slightly more sub-bass quantity than the F150TS and the extension on the F150TS is greater. The sub-bass reproduction on the F150TS is executed with more definition. Bass texture on the TI7 is smoother while the bass decay on the F150TS has more pace. Rumble on the TI7 takes on a full-bodied approach. The mid-bass on the TI7 has more quantity and it is able to produce a weighted slam. The lower mids on the TI7 has more quantity and male vocals are presented fuller. The upper mids on the F150TS has extra forwardness with an added cleanliness. There is more crisp. Female vocals are expressed better. The midrange on the F150TS has a higher transparency level. The treble on the F150TS is more extended with crisp and sparkle. Treble articulation on both is accurate. The amount of air rendered on the F150TS is greater. Lastly, in terms of soundstage, the F150TS excels in both its width and depth. The TI7 has a more natural expansion in its stage.
The F150TS is a v-shaped sounding earbud with a clean bass reproduction, lively midrange and detailed treble. There is a good engagement from the F150TS and it injects excitement into the overall sound. The TY Hi-Z F150TS is a nice detailed sounding earbud.