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(Chi-fi IEM Review) Tingker TK160: Excellent listening earphones with deep bass and very clear, bright, cheerful, and ear-friendly midrange

Tingker TK160

Tingker TK160




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  • People who like bright and cheerful sound
  • People who are sensitive to high frequencies
  • People who like a sound with soft edges
  • People who are particular about low frequency range
  • People who like gentle Jazz and chamber music
  • People who like vocal music


Overview of Tingker TK160

This review will give an overview of Tingker TK160. A complete review of this product can be found here.


audio-sound Score

  • Total Score: 9.4 / 10.0
  • Package: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Fitment: 8.5 / 10.0
  • High range: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Mid range: 9.5 / 10.0
  • Low range: 10.0 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 9.5 / 10.0
  • Cost Performance Bonus: 12.5 / 10.0


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Basic Specifications
  • Frequency response: 18Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance: 30Ω
  • Sensitivity: 96dB
  • Cable connector: mmcx



Package meets price standard.


Package contents
  • Tingker TK160
  • Eartips
  • Carring case
  • Instructions


Tingker TK160

Tingker TK160
Tingker TK160


Build quality

Build quality meets price standard.


Tingker TK160
Tingker TK160
Tingker TK160
Tingker TK160

Tingker TK160



The fit is quite good.


Tingker TK160

Tingker TK160
Tingker TK160
Tingker TK160


Sound quality

REW Frequency Response

Tingker TK160


Sound quality description

In this review, I use the standard eartips size L and drive it with the FiiO M15.


The Tingker TK160 has a neutral sound, leaning toward the low frequencies. The midrange sounds bright and clear, but the highs have a mild monitor-like listening sound. It is attractive because of its excellent midrange transparency, but it lacks subtlety and clarity, so it is not sufficient for monitoring purposes.


Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.


Sound quality general comment
  • Original Sound Fidelity: B+
  • Recommendation: A+
  • Personal preference: A+


The Tingker TK160 is an attractive listening earphone with a very clear and mild midrange. In terms of audio specs, it completely transcends its price point, but you may find that the highs are a bit too quiet and lack spontaneity. It is one of the best earphones for people who are sensitive to high frequencies and enjoy vocal-centric music.


Tingker TK160


Sound quality features
  • Almost perfect texture
  • Bright midrange
  • Cheerful sound
  • Deep lows
  • Mild to the ear
  • Excellent clarity
  • Resolution beyond price


  • Lacks a sense of edge
  • Lacks extension
  • Lacks delicacy
  • Lacks airiness
  • Lacks definition


General comment

The Tingker TK160 is an attractive listening earphone with deep low frequencies and a bright-sounding, ear-friendly, cheerful midrange. Its sound is very clear and transparent, bright and mellow, articulate yet mellow and gentle to the ear, and has the typical tendencies of a beautiful sound system. It offers an excellent mellow sound at a very low price, and will bring listeners who love melodious sounds a level of satisfaction that exceeds the price and rivals that of high-end products.


Tingker TK160
Tingker TK160