RHA T10i

Why com­pen­sate with EQ when you can cus­tomise your ear­phones?

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Ear­phones are still the most dis­creet way to en­joy mu­sic on the move and the T10 is are at the top end of RHA’s lineup, de­signed for those who don’t mind pay­ing ex­tra for fi­delity and flex­i­bil­ity.

The first thing you no­tice is the beau­ti­ful pack­ag­ing and ar­ray of ac­ces­sories in the box. In ad­di­tion to 10 pairs of dif­fer­ent-sized ear tips in mul­ti­ple ma­te­ri­als and with a stain­less steel holder, there’s a choice of three me­tal tun­ing fil­ters, also in a spe­cial me­tal holder. These can be swapped for a more tre­ble or bassheavy sound, or a neu­tral char­ac­ter.

The ear­phones are crafted from solid stain­less steel and sit snugly in­side your ear. The wires form flex­i­ble ear hooks which feel un­usual at first but quickly be­come nor­mal and help to hold the buds, which are a lit­tle heav­ier than you might be used to, in place. The ca­ble is re­in­forced and has a very high-end feel, plus there’s a three-but­ton re­mote and mi­cro­phone for use with com­pat­i­ble Ap­ple de­vices.

The de­fault, ‘ref­er­ence’ tun­ing fil­ters of­fer a more neu­tral sound. To our ears these were a lit­tle bright in the mid range on some tracks. Switch­ing to the bass fil­ters and choos­ing a more iso­lat­ing tip pro­vided a weight­ier, more bal­anced sound that was ex­pan­sive and rich. Hav­ing a choice of fil­ters means not re­ly­ing on a soft­ware equaliser to cope with dif­fer­ent mu­sic, which is a very good thing.

These are se­ri­ous and great-sound­ing ear­phones and the ac­ces­sories that come with them add gen­uine flex­i­bil­ity. Hollin Jones

£150 Man­u­fac­turer RHA Au­dio, rha-au­dio.com

Fre­quency range 16-22000Hz Weight 41g Ca­ble 1.35m The T10is are built of high-grade stain­less steel with var­i­ous sound tun­ing ac­ces­sories. An in­vest­ment, but very high-qual­ity and cus­tomis­able ear­phones with ex­cel­lent re­pro­duc­tion and iso­la­tion.

Amaz­ing build qual­ity

Tune sound with fil­ters and tips

Ex­cel­lent sound­stage

But­ton is a lit­tle high on ca­ble

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