Introduction:Hey guys it's been a few weeks since my last review I've been busy. Since things are getting busy and there aren't as many new iems coming out right now I'm going to be pushing reviews out two weeks apart unless something changes. The wait for the next review however is over. The headphone I will be reviewing this week is the TRN IM1. The IM1 is an interesting IEM for just $30 you get an IEM that's actually resin molded something usually only seen on higher end IEM's.
The TRN IM1 is very pleasing to listen too with only the very occasional hint of simbilance showing up. They manage to bring a good amount of detail without any harshness or fatiguing sound. This is due to the slight darkness present in the upper regions but not enough to obscure details. This gives the listener an IEM that won't cause them fatigue.
The mids on these are good they aren't recessed sounding like some IEM's in this price range. They provide a nice lively sound to them. This is due to the mids pushing upwards into the higher frequency range which can cause some higher frequency vocals to loose some body. The slight mid bass bleed does provide a nice body to the lower range of mids making male vocals sound very nice. Overall though the mids sound good, coming out slightly above your face instead of right in front which is typical of IEM's in this budget range. The sound stage is fairly decent not huge but it has presence allowing you to hear where everything is coming from.
The IM1 has a very nice bass to it that delivers whatever the song ask for. Not only does the mid bass sound nice and full but it also punches low. The bass managed to provide plenty of impact on hard hitting songs while remaining composed. Any bass head will be satisfied listening to these IEM's.
Fit and Quality:
Like I said in the introduction these IEM's are made with high quality materials such as resin and metal. Finding resin molded IEM's at this price is unheard of. Not only do they look nice they are also very comfortable to wear. I could easily wear these for hours without hurting my ears. There have been some reports of the metal plate on the front coming unglued but I haven't had any issues in the months I've had mine.
The TRN IM1 is an analytical IEM that would suit someone who would use the to listen to music analytically like a drummer. They have the ability to be music but there strength lies more in it's raw sound. Don't get me wrong they are very enjoyable to listen to for music but I would recommend them slightly more for live performances.