Here is a collection of articles reviewing Yanyin's blockbuster IEM, Yanyin Canon.
- Medical Resin Shell, Ergonomic Design
- 1 Dynamic + 4 Balanced Armature HiFi Hybrid Earphones
- 3 Tuning Switches, Changeable Collocation
- Professional Crossover Technology
- High Quality Single Crystal Copper Silver-Plated Cable
- Model: Canon
- Driver: 1 dynamic + 4 balanced armature
- Material: Hand-made earphone shell of medical resin
- Frequency response range: 5Hz-22kHz
- Input sensitivity: 108dB
- DRC: 10ohm
- Cable: 4 strands of graphite powder single crystal copper silver-plated cable
- Pin: 0.78mm detachable cable design
Medical Resin Shell, Ergonomic Design
The medical resin shell with black quicksand texture is made by hand, that not only makes the earpieces lightweight but also provides the users with a comfortable and firm fit. Big data analysis shows that the earphone shape is compounded with the auricle of the human body, which is meticulously fitted and more comfortable to wear.
1 Dynamic + 4 Balanced Armature HiFi Hybrid Earphones
The Bio-diaphragm dynamic driver can keep the bass attack and response fast and accurate. The balanced armature has beautiful sound quality, super resolution, excellent extensibility of ultra-high frequency balanced armature, and the frequency response range reaches 22kHz. The pair has got professional tuning adjustments to present a rich and lively sound with a clean background.
3 Tuning Switches, Changeable Collocation
Independent tuning with 3 switches, electronic crossover technology, no distortion and high playability, adjustable range covers all frequency bands. Responsible for the interval frequency band independently, cooperate with each other, the collocation is changeable, and the style is naturally switched. The painstaking technique has been applied to Canon, making the price-to-price ratio burst once again, allowing various styles of repertoire to be played with ease.
- Switch 1 controls low frequency gain;
- Switch 2 controls the intermediate frequency gain;
- Switch 3 controls ultra-high frequency gain;
- The ON direction is to turn on the gain, and the digital direction is to turn off the gain;
- Each switch can be adjusted independently without interfering with each other.
Professional Crossover Technology
Experienced acoustic engineers at Yanyin Canon have arranged the five-driver configuration in a three-way frequency division using professional crossover technology. This allows the drivers to perform perfectly while maintaining low distortion levels. Good low-frequency atmosphere, strong impact, solid mid-frequency knots, rich lines, moderate extension of high-frequency details, excellent dental control, close-to-ear vocals, precise mid-to-high frequency connection, multiple switches the fine-tuning of the channel is very suitable for the interpretation of popular music from China, the United States, Japan and South Korea.
High Quality Single Crystal Copper Silver-Plated Cable
Adopts 4 strands of graphite powder anti-interference single crystal copper silver-plated cable. The cable is relatively soft, and the stethoscope effect is not obvious.
Review Round Up
Yanyin’s mid-tier offering, the Canon features a great price-to-performance ratio in my opinion with its features. There is much that is positive about the Canon. Yanyin’s craftsmanship is impressive, and so does the quality of materials and accessories.
The Canon succeeds in its price bracket and stands out among its competitors by up to 500 dollars with its modifiable presentation. If you’re looking for an IEM that pairs well with any source and works beautifully with a wide range of genres, I highly recommend giving the Canon a try.
Overall, I think Yanyin has developed a very compelling set here and it deserves more attention. It competes well with the Mangird Tea 2, but even though the Tea 2 has better technical performance and detail retrieval, I prefer the Canon more. At the end of the day, it comes down to tuning. The stock tuning is good on its own, but the switches really push this into Great territory. Using those switches, I was able to enjoy all of the bass and also push vocals forward. In this configuration, they have a much funner sound than the Tea 2s, which makes its shortcomings less meaningful as a daily driver. It’s flat out more enjoyable, which makes me more likely to carry it every day.
At $349, it’s expensive and placed toe-to-toe with the Tea 2. Because of the trade-offs, I don’t think I can say with confidence that either is the better IEM. Instead, go with the Yanyin Canon if you want lots of bass and a fun, every day sound. Go with the Tea 2 if you’d rather have more details and better technicalities.
- Unique aesthetic
- Secure fit
- Tuning switches make a big difference to the sound
- Fun sound that’s great for mainstream listening
- Average soundstage and imaging
- Slightly worse technical performance than the Mangird Tea 2
- Limited selection of tips and accessories
The Yanyin Canon has undoubtedly given many reviewers a high degree of satisfaction due to its sonic perfection and tuning switches.
Excellent design. The package contents are somewhat conservative and do not offer the interchangeable plug design cables that are often included with earphones in this price range these days, but the quality of the cable itself seems to be commensurate with the price. You may consider paying an additional $15 or so for the QKZ Q1 MAX if you need interchangeable cables.