Tanchjim Tanya DSP Review – Type-C Budget Basshead King
Following the steps of Moondrop in releasing DSP profile IEMs like the famous Quarks DSP and the recently launched Droplet, Tanchjim has also released a DSP Type-C variant for its famous set, the new Tanchjim Tanya DSP. Tanya is respected for its class-leading performance, comfortable fit, and affordable price. The latest Tanya DSP takes its performance a step above with its built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processing) profile and Type-C termination Plug. You can use the Tanya DSP with devices that have Type-C ports.
Tanchjim Tanya DSP features the same design, build, and architecture as the original model. It houses a 7mm large micro dynamic driver unit that adopts a PET diaphragm coil. The tuning for the Tanya DSP has been programmed using DSP (Digital Signal Processing). Tanya DSP features Type-C termination, it works straight with smartphones and other devices that support audio output through a Type-C port.
Tanchjim Tanya DSP features a comfortable design with small and compact bullet-shaped ear shells. The shells are carved from high-quality aviation-grade aluminum alloy material. They have a lightweight design and a robust build structure. A simple bullet-shaped design ensures comfortable straight-down style wearing and proper isolation from the surrounding noises.
Tanya DSP features a high-purity 4N OFC Copper Cable with a Kevlar shaft core and Litz structure. It offers a soft and durable build that is easy to manage. Tanchjim Tanya DSP comes with a standard Type-C plug. You can also opt for an in-line microphone variant.
- Type-C Termination With Built-in DSP Profile.
- Bullet-shaped small, lightweight design.
- Durable Titanium-Alloy rear cavities.
- Aviation-grade aluminum alloy shells.
- Newly designed sound acoustic structure.
- High-quality cable with In-Line Mic option.
- Tuning based on Harman IE Curve.
- Impedance: 16 ohms.
- Frequency response range: 20Hz-42kHz.
- Sensitivity: 112dB@1kHz.
- THD+N: <0.3%.
- Litz oxygen-free copper wire.
- Type-C Termination.
I want to thank TANCHJIM for providing me with the review sample of the Tanchjim Tanya DSP.
The Tanya DSP features an exceptional bass (for bass lovers). It’s a deep and engrossing response that will offer a ton of impact to your tracks. The sub-bass blooms from the bottom and extends into a full field of colorful frequency content. In terms of detail, the Tanya DSP is far from the most elegant, but the energy is there and it’s clear enough to make sense of. The low-end extends deep, it is substantial, and it is full of energy. The texture could be a tad tighter and more defined, but it is by no means muddy.
As for the mid-bass, it is tucked in a bit, which I’m not too bothered by as the presence from the sub-bass is already sufficient enough. This mid-bass dip also means that there won’t be any bass bleeding into the mids. The midbass never becomes bloated, and mostly stays out of the midrange. There’s some confident control in the lows, and it feels like it knows exactly where to hit hard.
The fundamental midrange is mostly recessed, but instrumental and vocals still come through with average clarity. Everything is presented in the mids with a surface level of detail. It’s not a dull timbre, but the frequencies don’t show much vigor. Some instruments sit in the background a little too much, but vocal recordings appear strong.
In the mids region, there is a bit of audible recession. This is especially obvious if you’re used to the upper mid-range boost usually present in Harman-tuned IEMs. The lack of mid-bass gives male vocals a lighter note weight, but it’s far from shrill. Aside from the lack of body, male vocals could also benefit from a bit more warmth to liven up the sound a little.
Female vocals are clear and natural-sounding. There is a lack of presence and “bite” that makes this region a little dull. As someone who mostly listens to female vocal-centric songs, I consider this to be one of Tanya DSP’s main drawbacks.
The excitement that was present in the bass makes a return in the treble region of the Tanya DSP. The crispness of the highs pairs well with the boomy low-end. In short, the treble is crispy and smooth overall with a hint of grain, and there is a bit of a gentle roll-off up top, lending to highs free from fatigue.
The energy of the sound signature starts to crawl back up in the highs. Not many glitters from the top, but the timbre of the frequencies themselves has some flavor to them. Tanya does a great job of reproducing detailed, articulate, and clean treble. The resolution and detail level are certainly impressive for this price and the extension is quite satisfactory. Sound elements contain a nice shine on their top end, and the Tanya DSP reacts with some solid articulation and transparency.
The staging of the Tanya DSP is above average with a slight out-of-head sound. There is also good width, though depth and height are a little lacking. Imaging and clarity of instruments are done surprisingly well too. Shows enough dimension and large sound elements that make the image feel whole. The headspace lingers on the edge of feeling outside of your head, giving you a good amount of depth for a generous price.
Overall, the Tanya DSP is an immensely fun pair of earphones. They are exceptionally good for genres like rock and hip-hop. You get a punchy, bass-centric IEM, with plenty of other qualities that make it stand out for the price. If you’re a basshead, the Tanya DSP should be high up on your list.