There are a lot of brands which are coming out of China, plenty of brands with plenty of drivers to boot. How do you set yourself apart from these lot of earphones.. Add something that not many have tried. Add a 3 switch circuit to the mix which can alter the sound. It sounds like a sophisticated process but if you know what to do, it is what I will recommend over tuning nozzles.
Tansio Mirai or TSMR in short sore to the sky with their TSMR 3 earphones. Those tuning switches were their USP. Nothing similar to that was available in the market. It was good, but was not exactly mind blowing. TSMR went back to the circuit design and made changes to it and came up with the PRO lineup. This time around, they came with something cheaper than the TSMR 3, the TSMR 2 with only two BA drivers but still loaded with the 3 tuning switch.
Priced at $169 the TSMR 2 sounds like an expensive earphone for its driver configuration. There are earphones like BGVP DM6 priced similarly and even the Brainwavz B400 is priced at $169. Is the switch good enough to justify its price? Or the drivers are good enough to hold their own? Let’s find out.
I will be comparing the TSMR 2 with the B400 and a handful of earphones in various price ranges.
The TSMR 2 comes in two colors, transparent Black and transparent clear. My unit is the clear version.
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ACCESSORIES & PACKAGING:-
The retail package is not exactly elegant, it is more functional though. One basically don’t fight with the box while taking the earphones out. You get a large zipper pouch stuffed inside a card board box. The carry case is as big as old gen external hard drive case. It is big enough to carry the earphone and a portable dap too.
Inside the box are the earphone and a pocket friendly carry pouch. Placed inside the pouch are 6 pairs of tips, a cleaning too and a tool to flick the tuning switches.
One will find a hand book explaining the switches finishes the list of accessories.
HOW IS THE BUILD QUALITY:-
Build quality of the TSMR 2 is very good. It doesn’t have the semi custom type body but it gives me better confidence inside the ear compared to the Fibae 3 and even the Shozy Pola. The build is totally plastic but is made with good amount of details to it. The back plate is fused nicely and the shells walls are thicker than most of the earphone.
There is a reason why the body feels stronger, you cannot put the switches on a weak shell and expect it to be strong. The switches are tightly placed and held strongly. One needs not to worry about the setup to come off. The feedback of these switches is good but it is on the stiffer side.
The 2pin port is flush on the body and removing the cable is fairly easy and smooth (I had to struggle a lot with AVARA AV3 and Fibae 3 earphones).
The nozzle is wide. You can use t500 tips on it. Any wide bore tip will do, I am using stock wide bore tips.
The build quality feels far stronger than the B400 build quality.
HOW IS THE CABLE:-
The cable is okay. If the Inear SD5 and Fibae 3 cables are bad, this is not better. The biggest thing I don’t like about the cables is its cable guides. It is tight and can be uncomfortable over a longer period. Yes, this much of clamping is helpful when you like to go jogging with the earphone, but I dont find it good to use headphones or earphones while on the road where one has to be aware of the surroundings.
Moving on to the braided 4 core cable, it is supple and doesn’t have much memory problem. It is not bouncy and doesn’t have any microphonics either.
The 3.5mm jack is metal clad and has good amount of protection to it, same goes for the y splitter. There is a cable slider too. The minimalistic design of the slider and Y splitter is welcome.
The cable is good but they should get a different cable guides.
HOW DOES IT FEELS INSIDE THE EAR :-
As I Said earlier on the build segment, I find the TSMR 2 to be more comfortable inside the ear compared to the Fibae 3 or Shozy pola, the reason being the combination of nozzle depth and size of the shell. The shell fits better inside my ear and the longer nozzle gives very good stability inside the ear.
Ergonomically it is average, it doesn’t have any type of wing to have better grip inside the ear. What really helps is the light weight. It is far less heavier compared to the Shozy Pola and is easy on the ear. And thanks to the aggressive cable guides one need not to worry about the earphone falling out of the ear.
It is fairly comfortable in the ear.