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RHA T20 (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- No longer produced by RHA, replaced by newer model: Gen. 2
- RHA's revolutionary Hi-Res DualCoil Dynamic Drivers produce audiophile-quality audio
- Injection moulded 303F premium grade Stainless Steel ergonomic housings with patent pending, mouldable over-ear hooks for supreme comfort.
- Interchangeable tuning filters. Bass (Effective Max +3dB below 200Hz)
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|Item Dimensions||5.5 x 2 x 8 inches||—||0.28 x 0.67 x 53.15 inches||3 x 7 x 2 inches||8.3 x 4.7 x 8.3 inches||1 x 1 x 1 inches|
|Item Weight||0.69 lbs||3.00 ounces||0.49 ounces||0.48 ounces||1.27 ounces||0.67 lbs|
|Special Features||noise-isolation||1 Dynamic Driver+4 Balanced Armatures||Android Phone Control, Microphone Feature, Lightweight, iOS Phone Control, Universal Phone Control, Tangle-Free Cord, Noise Isolation||lightweight||lightweight||Audiophile Performance, Noise Isolation|
The T20 is a high performance in-ear headphone featuring revolutionary Dual Coil dynamic driver technology capable of outperforming conventional drivers in levels of resolution, clarity and detail. The injection molded stainless steel housings feature a tuning filter system to adjust the sound signature, while a comfortable, noise isolating fit is ensured by patent pending, moldable over-ear hooks.
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With that in mind, I was browsing on Amazon looking for a good set of closed back reference cans and happened across the RHA T20s which I wasn't familiar with but they looked interesting for some reason even though I wasn't looking for in ears. The more I researched them though, the more my curiosity was piqued. Long story short (as if that's possible at this point), I went ahead and ordered them. The verdict......DAMN, these are NICE sounding earphones. There's plenty of bass; not a perpetual thumping bass, rather a nice deep rumbling bass where the music calls for it. This doesn't happen at the expense of the treble which is also quite full without sibilence or harshness. A somewhat V shaped tuning with a really nice out of your head soundstage and instrument separation that at 18 ohms can be driven by a smartphone and doesn't require an amp. The additional tuning nozzles will allow you to emphasize the treble or bass but I think this is accomplished more by masking the opposite cleft rather than adding to the selected sound. I find the reference nozzle is perfect for me and the other two sets were put away in a drawer somewhere.
I do wish the cable was removable because I would love to hear how these sound with a balanced cable. RHA's customer service reputation coupled with the three year warranty was sufficient enough that I was willing to overlook this deficiency. I find them to be quite comfortable and had no trouble finding perfect fitting tips from the pretty extensive selection that are included.
These have "it"..... Whatever that thing is that I can't quite describe that is missing from the other two sets, I found it with the T20s. These seem like they are the result of what you'd get if you were to cross the MEE Pinnacle P1 and the 1More quad drivers. I think that for the money the T20 is a fantastic choice.
You may notice that most of the negative reviews are because of durability issues or from folks who didn't buy from an authorized retailer and are suddenly unhappy because they are out of luck on a warranty problem....but even in their negative review they make mention that before they had a problem they thought that these really sounded great.
They do sound great.....and I'm no longer looking for a new set of closed back reference cans because I REALLY like how these sound. If you're on the fence about these let me help you and give you a shove.....buy them!
I purchased these phones unheard based on the available reviews. I was expecting significantly improved sound over My Master and Dynamic MH40s and Audio Technica ATH -MSR7s. The ATH-MSR7s were around $200 and the M&Ds were around $400.
Significantly better is pretty much exactly what I got, That said, I've also discovered you can spend a lot less on iems than these cost and still kick the butt of the vast majority of over ear and on ear phones costing double.
How do these compare to other iems? They have a definite dynamic driver sound, but very clear and fairly neutral. Sound at moderate volumes is impressive thanks to astonishing detail. At higher volumes the detail gets brittle and the mid bass turns muddy. However, if you prefer to listen below hearing damage levels, these phones reward you with crystal clear detail. It's like looking into a 30 foot deep tide pool and watching moving curtains of light caused by the ripples on the surface cross the bottom.
In the sweet spot, the sound profile is a little enhanced in the sub bass region but not tremendously so. There's some bloom in the upper bass region, giving a dynamic driver character.. The top dips near the "nails on chalk board" portion of the spectrum, then comes back up before rolling off again. It's warmer than neutral and a hair dark on top, but overall fairly neutral, sound stage is forward and not super wide. Using a high performance Amp and DAC seems to expand the soundstage a bit.
The silicon ear inserts work well and I had no problem getting a good seal. The foam tips are another story. They're hard and large- I don't think they'd work well for any ear smaller than an elephant's. Per personal preference, I use Comply T200 memory foam tips wich give me superior seal and comfort.
Isolation is not exceptional but good enough if you aren't somewhere really noisy like a subway.
This is a set of buds suitable for stationary listening, not for city commuting (I'm a New Yorker). If you are walking fast, the buds will likely loose their position and you will find yourself adjusting as you go. I would not use these for jogging. So that leaves me with the task of finding a secondary set for more active listening, hence the 3 stars.
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Relatively speaking, these are a great value at £150. I think this whole industry is having a laugh, charging outrageous amounts of money for products they can manufacture for less than a tenth of the price tag. I suppose as long as people are willing to pay the price, they'll be very happy to take their money. Regardless, these are great and I do hope they remain reasonable.
I received my T20i only yesterday, so it's still early days. However, they fit much better than the custom monitors! You have to play around for a while to find the best ear-tip. You also have to get comfortable pushing the earpiece in such that it forms a total seal. For me, it means pushing the lower side of the earpiece in further than the upper side, if that makes sense, such that it is a bit at an angle. When I do that, I get a total seal. But like I said, you have to be comfortable pushing these in quite a bit, more than you might feel comfortable doing (at first). I appreciate these all the more as the seal works no matter what position my head is in, whether I'm chewing or not and, importantly, I can lie down and rest my ear on a pillow without a problem (perfect for airplanes).
The connector seems really sturdy and the whole thing just seems very well made. In-line microphone and volume controls are also a big plus, and something I didn't get on my custom IEMs. The custom IEMs were more than double the price of these, and yes whilst the sound quality for that price is probably a tad better on the IEMs, from a practical stand point these RHA T20i's will suit me far better, for all the various reasons outlined above.
One more thing. I noticed on the amazon reviews for the T10i's that RHA's customer services would make a point of replying to reviews written by dissatisfied customers. Maybe a lot of suppliers do that these days, but still for me that extra effort certainly influenced my purchasing decision.
The accessories which are included include a clothes clip, 2 x foam ear pieces, 2 x double flanged silicon ear pieces in two sizes and 6 x single silicon ear pieces in S, M and L sizes so it should be possible to find a comfortable fitting option for almost any pair of ears. There are also 3 sets of screw-on earpiece filters to enhance the bass or the treble and the out of the box reference filter is already installed onto the earphones. The earpieces and filters are attached to stainless steel credit sized card for the earpieces and a small metal slab where the spare screw-on filters are attached. All of these items can be packed into the supplied zippered case.
It has taken a few hours of listening to get a sense of just how detailed and open the sound is. Sibilance never shows in the treble and the bass is clear, even when the sound level is pushed. The mids are very detailed and the whole listening experience is one of clarity and comfort. I have discovered instrumentation that I have not heard previously on tunes that I know very well.
I listen to classical, ambient, acid jazz, jazz, blues, hard rock, folk and world music. Overall... I would rate these earphones as earning 5 stars in build quality, sound production, comfort and value for money. The 3 year warranty demonstrates the confidence which RHA place in their product, which is outstanding and great value for money so they come highly recommended. Unfortunately, it is only possible to award 5 stars but these earphones really deserve more.
Listening to them for the first time after years of using the cheaper (but still very good) MA750 model was an absolute aural shock to the system! The sound stage is dramatically wider, with instruments and vocals picked out with much greater precision. Drums sound different: cymbal crashes are less harsh and more refined, kicks of the bass drum have real oomph. In fact, it's in the lower frequencies where these earphones are a revelation, delivering more power and revolving more detail than the MA750s could ever manage. By contrast, the midrange sounds flat and a little harsh - to start with, at least. But it acquires a bit more depth and refinement after some hours of running the 'phones in.
The key advice for optimum sound quality, as others have noted, is to achieve a tight fit in the ear. Experiment with the wide variety of tips provided until you find something that works for you. Make sure you do this before reaching for the bass-boosting filters also provided with the 'phones. You might find, like I did, that excellent bass response is achievable just using the reference filters and a good ear fit.
Sure, they're expensive. But if, like me, you're a big music fan who does a *lot* of their listening in 'personal mode', while commuting or in bed late at night, it's an undoubtedly worthwhile investment. Take care over the fit, and give them time to run in, and you won't be disappointed.