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Thinksound ts02+mic 8mm High Definition Passive Noise Isolating Wooden Headphone with microphone (Silver/Cherry)

by thinksound
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  • Passive noise isolation minimizes ambient sounds
  • Microphone for answering phone on/off control button
  • Wooden housing for crisp accurate music reproduction
  • Ultra Lightweight design with PVC-Free, tangle-resistant cable
  • Warm, Balanced Sound for Enjoyable Listening
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  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 1 x 0.9 cm ; 9 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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  • Item model number: ts02+mic-slvchry
  • ASIN: B0042U8MHW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 May 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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ts02+mic
ts02+mic
Delivering a rich, booming sound with an enhanced bass, warm midrange and clear highs
ts02+mic from thinksound
Eco-friendly earphones with great sound quality featuring a sleek, 8mm HD integrated microphone. View larger

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Cotton carrying pouch and four sets of ear fittings included. View larger

Smooth sound for smooth talkers

thinksound ts02 + Mic headphones feature an in-ear 8mm high-definition driver with integrated microphone and call control. These eco-friendly earphones have great sound quality, and produce a rich, warm sound, with crisp and clear highs. You can easily answer calls via the sleek, one-button control. The award-winning ts02 + Mic flaunts a reduced speaker diameter and housing size to provide better ergonomics, upgraded acoustics, and a wider sound-stage.

The ts02 + Mic high-definition headphones feature PVC-free cables and a beautiful, hand-crafted, sustainable wood housing. The real wood rear housing construction allows for controlled bass response, smooth midrange and natural resonance. The precision-engineered front aluminum housing delivers accurate high frequency reproduction. Offered in a rich Silver Cherry or Black Chocolate finish, every pair comes with a cotton carrying pouch, and four sets of ear fittings to ensure a perfect fit. As with all thinksound products, the ts02 + Mic headphones come with a one year warranty.

Wide smartphone compatibility

ts02 + Mic headphones are compatible with many smartphones, including: iPhone (5, 4, 3GS, 3G, not 4S), iPod, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPad, Macbook, Droid 3, Droid II, Droid X, Droid ERIS, HTC Droid Incredible, HTC Amaze, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC EVO, HTC MyTouch, HTC G2, HTC Google Nexus One, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung S, Samsung S II, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Fascinate, Blackberry (with 3.5mm standard headphone jacks only), Motorola A1600, Motorola Milestone, Motorola Atrix 4G and many more.

Signature sound

Deep, precise bass, a warm midrange, and clear highs with the added convenience of a microphone and call/music controls. The comfort and sound signature of the ts02+mic makes it a great headphone for extended listening.

Design

The ts02 + Mic features a real wood rear housing construction for controlled bass response, smooth midrange and natural resonance. Precision engineered front aluminum housing for accurate high frequency reproduction.

About thinksound: it all starts with sound

thinksound began with a simple goal: to create incredible sounding headphones with the smallest eco-footprint possible. thinksound headphones are made with real wood, creating a more natural resonance and unparalleled acoustics. For the last several years, thinksound engineers and designers have been perfecting their unique line of earphones. Each and every component and material has been chosen with care. Only the finest quality components make it into a thinksound product.

thinksound invites you try their headphones to experience the difference that quality craftsmanship and attention to detail make.

Making smarter choices

thinksound headphones are designed with features to reduce its overall environmental impact:

  • Wood from renewable sources
  • PVC-free cables
  • Packaging is made from recycled and bleach-free materials
  • Smaller packaging size = cuts waste
  • Elimination of plastic bubble insert
  • Cotton carrying pouch is sewn from bleach-free and renewable sources

Product Description

The Thinksound TS02s are a stylish looking pair of in-ear monitor headphones that delivers an outstanding, all-round audio performance largely thanks to the 8mm onboard drivers.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended 14 Nov 2013
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Best sounding ear phones I have ever had. Really fantastic sound. Even the lack of finish, I have become fond of.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Broken in 3 months 2 Sep 2013
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I bought these headphones 3 months ago. The sound, yes, is good, although the earphones are a bit uncomfortable. More importantly, the earphones started rattling...while listening to an audiobook. I tried to return them to Amazon and the manufacturer with no luck. Waste of money. Dont buy these.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality product 21 Aug 2012
Having tried and loved the sound quality of thinksound's ts02 headphones, I also decided to try the ts02+mic set to work with my smartphone - again I was not disappointed.

Again I experienced a great natural sound of great quality. No matter how high I turned the volume, the sound did not become distorted, and instead remained clean and crisp.

The mic was in an appropriate position to pick up what I was saying without the hassle of having to physically hold it up to my mouth.

I love this product for both its quality and wooden sophisticated design, and would definitely recommend!
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TS02 + mic + fantastic sound + comfort 21 Nov 2010
By Joshua D. Cohen - Published on Amazon.com
As with all electronics that I purchase, I spend a good deal of time evaluating quality, price, and the competition. I was in the market for a mid-level earphone with microphone for use with my (now clearly outdated) iPhone 3G. I wanted to keep it under $100, preferably closer to $50. However, it soon became apparent that towards the lower end of this price range, the usual suspects (Sony, Sennheiser, SkullCandy, etc.) all compromised build quality, sound, comfort, or a mixture of the three. Even the esteemed Klipsch s4i's seemed to have a few bad apples. A little delving brought me to ThinkSound, which not only boasted "wooden" acoustic housing, but a generally eco-friendly production scheme. While this is certainly a huge plus, in all honesty it's hard to make a purchase solely on a product's packaging and marketing. Nonetheless, I took the leap after reading glowing yet astute reviews of the earphones.

I purchased them directly from the manufacturer and actually saved 20% by entering a code I found online. This brought the cost to that sweet-spot $70s range, which I think is a fantastic value considering how impressed I am with the overall quality. What stands out in particular is the snug seal that these buds provide, which not only reduces ambient noise quite well (even better than $150 UE SuperFi 5i Pro) but greatly reduces wear strain over time. The wooded casing does seem to "warm" the sound a bit, but other than a slight bass boom at times, the sound spectrum range is flat, accurate, and very clean. The mic functions perfectly, and the one-button "call/pause/FF/RW" is a bit strange to get used to, but is very intuitive after a bit of fiddling. I do wish a volume rocker was included with the mic, however.

PROS: Sound quality, comfort, slim form factor, company ethos (excellent customer service)

CONS: moderate cord noise (clip is included), no volume rocker

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CONCLUSION: ThinkSound TS02+mic are an excellent mid-level choice for smartphone users looking for comfort, sound quality, and value.
35 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Natural Sound Through Nature 19 Oct 2010
By Justin McBride - Published on Amazon.com
Introduction

Before I begin, I'd like to thank the folks at Thinksound for sending me a pair of the TS02+Mic IEMs for review.

Thinksound is a company with a mission; to produce great sounding and environmentally conscious products. This started with the Thinksound Rain and Thunder (now named TS01) IEMs, which offered great bang for the buck performance in a world in which wooden IEMs weren't exactly common. Now, Thinksound has released a new product in the TS02+Mic, which aims to combine the best strengths of the Rain and Thunder in the form of the deep soundstage and well separated presentation and the Thunder's thunderous (pun totally unintended) bass while also adding increased functionality to users of most modern cellphones such as the iPhone and various Android devices.

Read on for my full review of the Thinksound TS02+Mic IEMs.

Packaging and Accessories

This is a section of the review that I usually gloss over but in this case, I'll make an exception because the packaging here is so different than what I'm accustomed to. First off, the IEMs arrived in a nice brown box, made entirely of recycled material. One thing that Thinksound does differently from a number of manufacturers is packaging the IEMs in a nice cardboard insert, a stark and welcome contrast to the plastic inserts used by most other manufacturers. Clearly, when Thinksound says they're committed to protecting the environment, they mean it.

In terms of accessories, the TS02s come with four pairs of silicone single flange eartips (XS, S, M and L), a shirt clip and an unbleached drawstring pouch; all in all, on par with other sets in this price range, if slightly lacking in comparison to headsets from MEElectronics.

Design and Build Quality

The TS02+Mic IEMs, like their predecessors, the Thunder (TS01) and Rain, feature housings made of wood and aluminum. The TS02 is similar to the Rain in design, featuring long, thin housings which feature aluminum nozzles. The housings themselves are ported and feature stylistic indentations on the sides. The cable is a bit thicker than average, rubbery feeling to the touch, flexible and properly relieved at both ends, which leads me to believe that these could stand up to a decent amount of abuse. One minor quibble I have with the TS02s is that I experienced a fair amount of driver flex when inserting these into my ears. Microphonic noise is about average when worn cable down and lessened when worn over the ear, although the latter wearing style may not be suitable for using them as a headset due to the higher microphone position.

The result of Thinksound's eco-friendly design is a pair of IEMs that is both aesthetically sound and seemingly practical enough to stand the test of time.

Comfort and Isolation

The conventional, straight barrel design of the TS02s lends itself well to either shallow or deep insertion and I was able to get a comfortable and secure fit with the medium sized eartips, which is a bit odd, considering I usually favor smaller eartips. The reason I chose to go with the medium tips instead of the small tips I usually use is the fact that these seem to be more sensitive to the quality of the seal than most of the other IEMs in my collection. If tight seal is not achieved, these sound rather distant and bass-deficient. Once a good seal is achieved, the IEMs are very comfortable. These are ported at the rear so these don't isolate as well as many other IEMs but this was not a problem to me in my usage.

Of course, comfort is a wildly subjective thing and thus, your mileage may vary. However, given that Thinksound has included both small and extra small tips, I doubt that anyone will have much of a problem with these in terms of fit. Personally, I've never come across a pair of eartips that were this small before so I was a bit surprised.

Sound Quality

Burn-in: These IEMs have been given upwards of 50 hours of burn-in prior to review.

The low end produced by the Thinksound TS02s is very voluminous and impactful. In comparison to some of the most bass-heavy IEMs in my collection such as the MEElectronics M11P+, the TS02s aren't quite as punchy or as deep, which may be a benefit to fans of more balanced and neutral sound signatures. Extension is definitely impressive, however, as bass rumble was easily discernable around 20Hz and extended with decent linearity into the midrange. Both attack and decay are a bit on the slow side so more bass driven tracks can get a little congested at times but in general, bass is fairly well controlled and tight enough not to creep up to heavily into the midrange. As a fan of Hip-Hop/Rap, Rock and Electronic music, the deep, powerful bass produced by the TS02s is very engaging and fun to listen to.

The midrange is relatively linear, if slightly forward, in their presentation and makes for a very engaging listen. Vocals are clear and carry appropriate timbre and tonal balance throughout the range. The TS02s aren't as detailed or transparent as my RE0s but they are definitely very capable of articulating finer details of music. In particular, stringed instruments are very natural sounding and the acoustic guitars that factors so heavily into Flamenco and other forms of acoustic music were a treat to listen to. Treble was certainly laid back and relaxed in comparison to the bass and midrange and because of this, lends the earphones a bit of a dark sound signature. Extension is nice, if a bit less than linear at times, and there's an audible dip in the lower treble region, which likely contributes to the relative lack of sibilance I noticed.

The soundstage produced by the TS02s is among the deepest I've ever heard in an IEM. In terms of lateral width, the stage is a little above average but these do a great job of portraying depth while remaining cohesive and doing a surprisingly good job on keeping things intimate. Instrument separation is, as you've likely guessed, quite good with a nice accompanying sense of position within the virtual soundstage.

What struck me most about the Thinksound TS02s the more I listened to them is just how relaxed and easy to listen to these are. Throughout the frequency range, there are hardly any unpleasant spikes to speak of. Even while listening to Eminem's Recovery album, an album that I can only listen to after bumping down the upper mids and lower treble a few dB with many other headphones due to my sensitivity to sibilance but with the TS02s, I don't have to do that. They are exceptionally smooth in the mids and treble. While this warm, relaxed and laid back presentation will likely turn off fans of brighter sounding headphones, these make for a very easy-going and non-fatiguing pair of IEMs.

It's also worth noting that these IEMs tend to his slightly audibly with my sources, including my normally dead silent laptop headphone out and my iPod Touch.

Microphone Quality

I have tested this with both my second generation iPod Touch as well as my LG Env Touch cell phone and the microphone quality is about in line with other products I've used. My voice came through clear and undistorted during regular phone calls on the Env Touch and Skype calls on my iPod Touch.

Conclusion

Thinksound has produced a very nice set of IEMs in the TS02+Mic. The sound quality alone is something special but Thinksound's commitment to producing not only great sounding but environmentally friendly products is unmatched in the industry. For the retail price of $99.99, you're getting a great pair of earphones in the TS02+Mic IEMs that can compete with other sets that retail for similar or even higher prices. Everything I threw at these, from Hip-Hop to Jazz and Rock to Classical sounded great. Punchy bass, smooth and slightly prominent mids and delicate, if a tad laid back, highs make for a warm and natural sound signature that is a very pleasant and relaxing listening experience. For users looking for a headset for their iPhone, Blackberry, Android or other phone that functions well as a headset and even better as a way to listen to music, these IEMs come highly recommended.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full, balanced sound 6 July 2011
By Timothy Hallinan - Published on Amazon.com
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I prefer these to ear buds that cost four times as much -- in fact, I've bought three pair. They're neither metallically shrill nor artificially bass-pumped. What I love about them is the fat, full middle register, which is never muddy. Lots of air in the sound, which makes them good for rock and classical.
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great sound, but... 28 Dec 2010
By Kevin A Slavin - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased these to replace Shure sound isolation headphones because the rubber cord kept cracking; Shure was good about replacing them when they were under warranty, the warranty finally expired. My goals were three-fold: 1) good, natural sound production, 2) noise isolation, and 3) microphone to use with my Blackberry. I am a physician, so when I'm on call and go to the gym, I need to be able to answer the phone, preferably without interrupting my workout. The fact that these are "green" headphones was an added bonus. When they came, I was impressed with the minimal, 100% recyclable packaging with almost no plastic. The headphones are light-weight and stayed in the ear fairly well. The microphone was positioned appropriately and with the use of the cord clip, there was very minimal sound transferance from the cord rubbing. The sound itself is quite excellent. I listen to jazz, pop, classical, soundtracks, vocalists and opera. Sound reproduction was clear and crisp and natural through all frequencies. These really did produce the best sound that I could find for under $100. There were two major problems that resulted in my returning the product. First, the sound isolation was not so great. Only four silicone covers were provided and they must not have fit my ear right because unless the music was on, I could hear ambient noise at the same volume as if they weren't in. I tried all sizes and all manner of trying to put them in my ear and the isolation just wasn't there. The second problem was that the silicone covers fell off easily. I found them in my car, in my driveway and in my pocket--I used them 5 times and the covers fell off 3 times while I was transporting them to and from the gym. This, for me, was unacceptable.

I returned them, somewhat disappointed. In a quiet room the sound produced by the headphones was really phenomenal for the price. In the gym, too much ambient noise got through. I purchased other headphones that were nearly twice the price but supposedly produce better sound isolation. We'll see...
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome earbuds, they earn my respect. 21 Dec 2012
By Orlando Echeverria - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't like over the ear or on-ear headphones, they give me headaches quick, so I bought 4 different earbuds, listened to them all for a few days and made my decision from there.

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THINKSOUND TS02+MIC
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SOUND
*Highs 5/5
*Mids 4/5
*Lows 5/5

Wow the sound on these are something else. Very crisp, clear, loud, the attention to detail in the highs simply amazed me. I heard highs on these that none of the other earbuds could reproduce, simply amazing.

COMFORT
4/5 - While not the most comfortable earbuds, they also weren't the least comfortable.

BUILD
3/5 - No anti-tangle cable/cord, really, ugh. No 90-degree input jack, really ugh. Cheap wiring used.

QUICK REVIEW
These head phones wowed me in a lot of areas and also disappointed me in a few areas. First, the sound, lows, mids and highs were all exceptional, far better than I ever expected. The lows may be a bit heavy or too much for some, but that's why EQs are for I guess. The mic worked for my iPhone 5 with no issues and it was great to use to pause/skip/prev tracks as well. My gripes were, why is it $80+ earbuds DO NOT have anti-tangle cords, why do they use traditional crappy cable? Makes 0 sense to me. All in all, for $92, these earbuds are simply exceptional and I do not think you'll be disappointed.

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BOSE IE2
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SOUND
*Highs 3/5
*Mids 3/5
*Lows 5/5

COMFORT
4/5 - Not only were these were by far the most comfortable earbuds of the group, but that I have ever tried.

BUILD
3/5 - No anti-tangle cable/cord, really, ugh. Cord gets tangled very easily. Cheap wiring used.

QUICK REVIEW:
By far the most comfortable set of earbuds I have ever tried in my life. Amazing lows for earbuds as well, the highs and mids are missing the frequencies that the THINKSOUNDS produced with precision.hs and mids. My gripes were, why is it $80+ earbuds DO NOT have anti-tangle cords, why do they use traditional crappy cable? Makes 0 sense to me. I think any sort of audiophile or extreme audio enthusiast would be sourly disappointed with these earbud since they highs and mids are lacking.

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Klipsch Image X10
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SOUND
*Highs 4/5
*Mids 4/5
*Lows 3/5

These are also amazing earbud to my ears. Very crisp, clear, loud, the attention to detail in the entire sound spectrum amazed me.

COMFORT
3/5 - While not the most comfortable earbuds, they also weren't the least comfortable. The ThinkSounds were more comfortable to me.

BUILD
3/5 - No anti-tangle cable/cord, really, ugh. Cheap wiring used.

QUICK REVIEW
These head phones wowed me in a lot of areas and also disappointed me in a few areas. First, the sound, lows,
mids and highs were all exceptional, far better than I ever expected for being such a small earbud. My gripes were, why is it $80+ earbuds DO NOT have anti-tangle cords, why do they use traditional crappy cable? Makes 0 sense to me. $92, these earbuds are simply exceptional and I do not think you'll be disappointed.

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MEElectronics A161P
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SOUND
*Highs 5/5
*Mids 5/5
*Lows 4/5

As far as sound goes, these out perform all the earbuds in this review Simply amazing.

COMFORT
4/5 - While not the most comfortable earbuds, they also weren't the least comfortable.

BUILD
4/5 - No anti-tangle cable/cord, really, ugh. Thicker braided cable used, nice!

QUICK REVIEW
Wow is all I can say. Amazing sound, amazing build quality, my only gripe is yet again they do not have anti-tangle cable. All in all, these earbuds surpassed and easily outperformed all the others in this review. If you love sound, audiophile or not, you have to try these.
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