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TRI I3

Starting at: US$147.50

Estimated Delivery Date
12/10/2020 - 12/18/2020

Tribrid Technology! 8mm Dynamic Driver + 1 Balanced Armature + 10mm Planar Magnetic!



The TRI I3 In Ear Monitor combines 3 different types of drivers, yet delivers a sound that is very cohesive!


Housed in an aluminium alloy housing that looks luxurious, modern and has great ergonomics, it fits comfortably on the ear.


Feel the beat with its great sub bass, hear the lush vocals with the amazing mids, let the treble sparkle a tinge, just enough to feel the musicality, and immerse in the grand soundstage!


 

TRI I3 IEM

TRI I3

US$147.50
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SPECIFICATIONS:

Impedance: 15Ω

Earphone sensitivity: 103dB

Frequency range: 20-40000Hz

Interface: 3.5mm straight plug

Pin Type: MMCX


PACKAGE INCLUDES:

1x TRI I3 earphones

1x TRI Silver Plated Copper Cable

Transparent Black Silicon eartips (S, M, L)

White Silicone eartips (S, M, L)

Memory Foams x 1 pair

TRI Soft Pouch

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Kee Hui 301/10/2020 28/10/202005:23
  • Singapore, Oardio Showroom
  • I like it:
Recommend:
Likely
Great soundstage,good bass
The TRI I3 have 3 different drivers one is a dynamic driver, that is doing the lower frequency, then whe have one balanced armature that is responsible of the highs and then we have the planar (they do the mids) wich is a thin membrane suspended in a strong magnetic field. The membrane is imprinted with a weave of wiring through which the audio signal passes and which causes the membrane to vibrate in the magnetic field. This "planar" technology produces a very clean full-frequency sound virtually free of resonances. Also the planar does require a burn-in time during which the membrane develops its flexibility, something which I have yet to complete , so the sound is great but it could get better which is amazing.
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Greg 210/07/2020 29/07/202015:43
  • United States
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Definitely yes
Great Bass and Vocals rich with details
Lets start with the design build , comfort etc.

The TRI i3 is a solidly built IEM with a very attractive chromed shell and although it is on the larger size it is quite comfortable as typically Ive worn them for marathon listening sessions to test this. It ships in a solid box with a simple yet premium looking layout , consisting of a velour pouch, a copper cable similar to the Tin P1 and three sets of ear tips.. white foam like on the T3 from Tin and set of typical KBear smoke with red tubes and natural rubber like on the Singer IEM.

Sound:

As always well start low and go up…. just for reference this IEM has multiple personalities and will sound different on various levels of volume and power inputs , devices ,etc.

BASS: The bass is aggressive with good definition and power , its bloom is robust yet quickly has decay in the sub-bass. Mid-bass is refined has some good speed and kick to it, Making this great for pop , rock and hp-hop, really any music that benefits from bass will compliment these i3 earphones.

MIDS: although bass is dominant here it does not bleed into the mids leaving them clear. The Mids are focused and forward, there is some excellent detail retrieval here because the are positioned in front of the bass and have clarity. at lower power inputs its balanced and neutral very good details but pump some power into these and that planar will not disappoint with a rich and warm sounding Vocals that are so detailed and pleasing IMO.

TREBLE: Non harsh and yet some sparkle up top these wont impress a treble head but to everyone else the amount of details out of the BA is fantastic to me with clarity and speed I find them just right and detailed enough to enjoy without fatigue.

SOUND-STAGE: Is very natural but not very wide , it does have depth and is accurate. There is some nice imaging here too. If you like a wide and unnatural sounding IEM this is not for you.. That said it work good for this IEM and the TRI i3 is very spot on and sound-stage comes from a natural position. toward the listener.

My thought:

The TRI i3 is a well built and comfortable IEM with a decent amount of accessories, its has a great forward sound with rich controlled bass that extends deep, it can have perfectly warm vocals and this loves to be fed power but its doesn’t need it although performance will be different because of this making this versatile and unique among it piers. I’m torn now between this and the companies KBEAR diamond for my Bass needs, although this does vocals better IMO. I like both but really love the i3, it checks all the right boxes for me.

Thanks for reading.
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Jonathan 170/06/2020 19/06/202010:41
  • Singapore
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Recommend:
Definitely yes
Smooth, Warm and Charming
Every bit as I expected. I came form a CCA C16. Testing was done with both the stock cable and BGVP blue 5N silver plated copper 8-core cable. The stock cable is a bit darker.

The driver gives the bass a lighter thump, more than sufficient for me. Gives J-pop and Anime tracks enough energy. Emphasis is more on the sub-bass than mid-bass for me.

The mids are king here, handled by the beast of a Planar Magnetic driver. No bleeding from the bass into the mids observed and music just sounds musically. Hard to describe but once you try it you will know. I cannot recommend driving it from a phone, an AMP/ DAC+AMP is necessary to drive this.

The highs are handled really well by the single BA. Airy and sparkly enough but not too sibilant. Some reviewers have pointed out that the spike at the 8kHz mark is a cause for concern but that did not seem to affect me.

The soundstage is wide but not very tall and instrumentality is really good. However, instrument separation is not as good as the CCA C16.

Overall a recommend for people looking to jump into the mid-tier Chi-Fi and want a safe sound signature. The naturality of the music is something you will fall in love with.

P.S. Shout out to the man, the myth, the legend himself Daniel for everything, passion and sincerity at every step of the way. Thank you and I will come again!
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David (CHI-FIEAR) 218/08/2020 06/08/202008:01
  • Switzerland
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>> ... The bass of the i3 is rather from the softer side and does not necessarily impress with a firm and fast punch. The bass is, so to speak, quite sluggish, which in turn provides a rather warm and full sound... <<

>> ... The mids are a bit set back, but in any case one of the strengths of the i3. They simply sound damn authentic, no matter if voices or instruments. At the same time they are very relaxed and stroll effortlessly over the provided music material. Here you can quickly lose yourself and immerse yourself in the music. The bass thickens the mids a little bit, but they counter that as far as possible without building up excessive hardness. That's what I call contemporary educational methods... <<

>> Like the bass and mids, the trebles are very balanced and pleasant and invite you to long listening sessions. One might think that the high frequencies lack a bit of level, but this is more likely to be due to the source device, as the planar driver prefers to be woken up with a bucket of water rather than with a birdsong alarm clock... <<

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The TRI i3 is a very relaxed, natural and musical IEM that lacks a little technical sophistication despite the driver configuration. You get the feeling that with the technology used (dynamic, BA & Planar driver) something more would have been possible, which could catapult the i3 into other spheres. What's left is a very pleasing IEM that will please a lot of people and provide information more subtly without hiding it. No peaks, mostly well controlled sibilants, an appealingly detailed and transparent sound that could have a bit more presence in the mids and also has potential in layering and level stability of the high frequencies. Hours of musical enjoyment are guaranteed with the TRI i3, without having to sacrifice musicality. It works better with a higher output level, especially with regard to the planar driver (tweeter). If the latter gets more power, the i3 opens up even more and offers more aha-experiences without being artificial.

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