SeeAudio and Z Reviews have collaborated to create the Rinko in-ear monitors, a dual-driver IEM with one planar and one dynamic driver. This review by The Audio Store team explores Rinko's sound signature, design, and build quality. Read on to find out if Rinko is worth considering for audiophiles on a budget.
Design and Build
Quality Rinko's 3D-printed shell is lightweight and compact, with a black matte finish and SeeAudio branding. The PVC-coated cable is well-constructed, and the IEM comes with hybrid eartips made of memory foam and silicon. The design is minimalistic and suitable for daily use.
Comfort and Fit
Rinko's compact and lightweight design makes it comfortable to wear for extended periods. Its universal fit ensures that it fits securely in all ear sizes.
Rinko's sound signature is V-shaped, with a tight and textured bass, boosted midrange, and crisp treble. The soundstage is narrow but intimate, and the imaging is accurate. Here's a detailed breakdown of each frequency range:
Rinko's bass is clear, tight, and textured, with a decent attack and fast response. It doesn't bleed into the midrange or treble, making it suitable for bassheads and those who prefer quality bass.
Rinko's midrange is natural-sounding, with boosted male and female vocals. It sounds upfront without being too aggressive or harsh. We didn't detect any sharpness or harshness while listening to music.
Rinko's treble response is clear, crisp, and pleasant, producing all the details effortlessly. There's no harshness or sibilance in the treble, making it enjoyable to listen to.
Pros and Cons Pros:
|Safe sound signature suitable for all music genres||Narrow soundstage|
|Good build quality and fit||Height and depth are less than expected|
|Excellent accessories (eartips, case, cable)|
|Value for money considering dual-driver combination|
The SeeAudio x Z Review Rinko IEM is an excellent choice for those who appreciate textured bass and crisp treble with a warm midrange. Its dual-driver combination of one planar and one dynamic driver produces a safe sound signature suitable for all music genres. It's also comfortable to wear for extended periods, making it an ideal choice for audiophiles on a budget. Its cons, including a narrow soundstage and less depth, might not suit those who prefer a more grand-sounding setup. Overall, the Rinko is a nicely tuned in-ear headphone that offers exceptional value for money.