Regular readers will be aware of my love for almost any product that has been produced by RHA.
From their budget MA150 earphones to the more high end MA600i‘s the product range offers faithful audio reproduction and quality. In fact almost a year after reviewing them, the MA600i’s are still my earphones of choice on a daily basis.
It is with a little excitement on my part then that the news of a new high end RHA product comes.
RHA say that “The T10i marks our latest step in product innovation and includes:
● Injection moulded stainless steel (heat treated at 1300 degrees for ten hours)
● Customisable sound signature using unique tuning filter system
● High fidelity sound reproduction from a custom, handmade dynamic driver
Debuting at IFA on 5th September, Lewis Heath, Product Director at RHA says “The T10i in-ear headphone has a wealth of features that came about as the result of our ongoing R&D in high end audio. It takes some of the pioneering technologies, materials and engineering processes we developed for use with our forthcoming range of specialist, high impedance IEMs and makes them available in a product that can be powered by a smartphone or tablet”
The usual features such as the 3 button remote and 10 pairs of earphone tips as well as a carrying case are included as well as patent pending mouldable over-ear hooks.
The RHA T10i will launch with a three year warranty and a price of £149.95 in October 2014. More information can be found here.
The full press release can be found below as well as more images. We also hope to bring you a review soon after launch.
RHA today announced the introduction of the T10i noise isolating, in-ear headphone featuring high fidelity dynamic drivers with interchangeable tuning filters. The T10i will debut at the Berlin consumer electronics trade show, IFA, from the 5th of September.
At the core of the T10i is a handmade dynamic driver (model 770.1), engineered to reproduce all genres of music with high levels of accuracy and detail. A custom tuning filter system also allows for frequency response adjustment; in addition to a reference filter offering RHA’s true-to-life sound signature, the T10i also includes filters to adjust bass or treble response.
Each high fidelity driver is encased in an ergonomic stainless steel housing created using the pioneering metal injection moulding (MIM) process. During the creation of the housings, stainless steel is subjected to 1300°C heat for up to ten hours to ensure the steel is the correct shape and density for outstanding comfort and durability.
“The T10i in-ear headphone has a wealth of features that came about as the result of our ongoing R&D in high end audio. It takes some of the pioneering technologies, materials and engineering processes we developed for use with our forthcoming range of specialist, high impedance IEMs and makes them available in a product that can be powered by a smartphone or tablet,” said Lewis Heath, Product Director at RHA. “We’re very excited to preview the T10i at IFA 2014.”
Other features include a multicore, 1.35m, oxygen-free copper cable with 3-button remote and microphone for use with Apple devices and patent pending mouldable over-ear hooks. Accessories include a premium carry case and ten pairs of silicone and memory foam ear tips in multiple shapes and sizes with holder.
The RHA T10i in-ear headphone carries a three year manufacturer’s warranty and will be available from October 2014 with an MSRP of £149.95 / €179.95 / $199.95. Attendees of the IFA trade show in Berlin can visit the RHA stand at Hall 1.2 Stand 102 from 5th-10th September to audition the T10i and for more information.