Price (RRP): $379
Scottish audio brand RHA has given us a taste of customisable earphones before, and in the T20, it’s all about refinement and improvement.
Seriously, these may just about be the best in-earphones we’ve ever heard.
Features and performance
One of the more high-grade pairs of in-earphones you’re ever likely to come across, RHA’s T20 are made from stainless steel and rely on a proprietary design that features a “DualCoil” dynamic driver.
This technology is unusual because it relies on two voice coils inside a magnet to work separately from each other, resulting in what RHA claims is an “ultra-efficient performance”.
Adding to the unusual twin coil system inside the each earphone body, you’ll find a small assortment of tuning filters to change the very definition of the sound.
These include a reference tuning filter, which is what arrives pre-installed to the T20 earphones, as well as one emphasising treble while the other handles bass, and these allow you to tweak the sound not only for your preferred style but for what your ears may or may not prefer.
The tuning filters sit on a metal carrying block, screwing into place with a key to remind you what each filter represents based on the colour of the filter — bronze, silver, and black — while another metal holder providing a selection of tips for the earphones, and the selection here is quite generous, including two pairs of memory foam tips, two pairs of double flange (small and large), and six pairs of standard silicone ear tips with two sets of small, two sets of medium, and two sets of large.
A carrying case is also included which is made to be fairly durable, similar to the cable which is a multi-core cable with a relatively strong and thick cord, even to the point of wrapping around your ears using RHA’s patent pending mouldable over-ear hooks.
Looking at what is included in the package, it’s pretty clear just how premium the T20 earphones aim to be, and taking them out, that feeling continues.
Simply put, the package you get is just so friendly, with plenty of customisation in a product type that normally doesn’t offer any at all.
That’s the thing about earphones: changing sizes of tips isn’t customisation, but can be viewed as such.
But modifying the tuning of a sound product? That’s akin to changing the very personality of the headphone or speaker, and to be afforded this chance whenever music tastes demand it is very cool.