TFZ SERIES 2 – Review



| 12 mm Dual Magnetic Graphene Driver | N52 Neodymium |

? TFZ SERIES 2, a premium featured in-ear monitor with a budget-conscious price.

The TFZ SERIES 2 features strong N52 neodymium magnets, large 12mm dynamic drivers with a dual magnetic design and graphene diaphragms.

TFZ (also known as THE FRAGRANT ZITHER) is a young company founded in 2015 that, despite their brief time in the market, has created highly-spec’ed in-ear headphones that have gained a strong fascination by audio enthusiasts.

THE FRAGRANT ZITHER has created several models already, like the TFZ QUEEN, TFZ KING PRO, TFZ TEQUILA, TFZ TIGALAXY, TFZ MY LOVE II. Moreover, they offer two renowned lines the EXCLUSIVE and the SERIES, the TFZ SERIES 2 belongs to the latter (as the name suggests).

The TFZ SERIES 2 have a custom design with detachable bi-pin cables, this type of connector is very popular and found in other earphones such as the KZ ED16, KZ ZSA, KZ ZSR, KZ ZS6.

Their detachable cable system allows them to be easily converted into a wireless headphone by simply buying a bi-pin Bluetooth cable like this super affordable one.

The cable is rubberized and has a double helix braided design, thickness and design is the same of the latest generation of KZ earphones (KZ ZSA, KZ ES4, KZ ZS10, KZ ED15) and the TRN V60.

TFZ has always gone the extra mile in the aesthetics department and the TFZ SERIES 2 is no exception. The SERIES 2 can be bought in 7 different colors:

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TFZ SERIES 2 weight in Ounces and TFZ SERIES 2 weight in grams.

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Accessories & Packaging

The TFZ SERIES 2 unboxing results in a cable clip, a soft carrying pouch, 4 pair of eartips with a deep profile and 3 pair with a narrow profile – these eartips come placed in an organizing/transport cardboard sheet. Everything comes inside a tall and thin rectangular shaped packaging with a solid construction that protects them well.



Bass & Sub Bass

The TFZ SERIES 2 is powerfully punchy and deep sounding with a confident bass response that can add body, fun and energy to absolutely every music genre.

Despite their strong bass style, TFZ managed to apply a nice cut-off at the upper-bass range that transitions into mids. By doing this they achieved a full bodied bass that still does not bleed into mids.

Applying an EQ, their mid-bass becomes very punchy and their sub-bass gets exponentially deeper.

During our extreme basshead tests the TFZ SERIES 2 managed up to 50% of a Fiio E12 Mont Blanc maximum power, transforming into an insanely punchy and deep sounding IEM that reaches basshead territory with impact and rumble way above the KZ ATE, Xiaomi Mi Pro HD and almost entering our Top Basshead Chart but yet below the Sony MDR-EX800st, Sony MDR-EX650 and Pioneer SE-CX8.


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Mids & Vocals

The TFZ SERIES 2 mids offer a good balance of warm sound but clear vocals. Lower vocals are energetic, alive and non distant sounding at all. Mid-bass bleed is fairly absent allowing their lower mids to be relatively free of congestion. Higher mids and female vocals sound crisp and clear but can risk to reach some harshy peaks at extreme notes. Overall, their mids are fantastically achieved.

Using an EQ for the mids of the TFZ SERIES 2, they can be fine tuned to any kind of listeners preference. If you want to spice up their vocals, reduce mid-bass and feed up their higher mids they will respond phenomenally and if you decide to go the absolute opposite direction and would like to smooth out their mids and lower down any harsh potential, the TFZ SERIES 2 will not disappoint.




Highs & Treble

The TFZ SERIES 2 highs are bright, open-sounding and resolve a good amount of detail. Similar to their mids, these TFZ in-ear monitors have a firm response that is not tuned to be shy. As expected, this kind of tuning shows up sibilant and piercing peaks. Treble sensitive people might find them too sharp.

With an EQ, their highs become super bright and provide even more detail. If you are willing to play around with a more complex EQ, you will be able to achieve the aforementioned effect without empowering their sibilance and piercing peaks.




Sound Leak

The sound leaking out of the TFZ SERIES 2 is inline with most average in-ear headphones. If you crank up the volume to the top, they will be somewhat hearable by nearby people but only in less noisy than normal situations.


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The Fragant Zither TFZ Series 2
The Fragant Zither TFZ Series 2


Sound Isolation

The sound isolation provided by the TFZ SERIES 2 is very efficient, surpassing the capabilities of normal earphones, even at low and moderate volume settings.


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Their overall light weight, smooth curvy shapes and plethora of eartips included result in an outstanding level of comfort and fit.


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The Fragant Zither TFZ Series 2
The Fragant Zither TFZ Series 2


Response to Equalization

The response to EQ of the TFZ SERIES 2 was impeccable. Bass could be pushed into basshead territory, highs become definitely brighter and more detailed with the possibility to reduce their fatiguing appearance and mids could be tuned in any direction.


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Frequency Response (raw)

TFZ SERIES 2 Frequency Response Curve

TFZ Series 2 Frequency Response Curve - Left
TFZ Series 2 Frequency Response Curve – Left
TFZ Series 2 Frequency Response Curve - Right
TFZ Series 2 Frequency Response Curve – Right

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TFZ SERIES 2 Technical Specifications


Driver Unit12mm
Power Capacity3mW
Impedance16 ohms
Frequency Response5-40,000Hz
MagnetDouble Neodymium N52
CordY-type, round cord
Cord Length1.2m
PlugStereo mini plug
WeightApprox. 8g
Supplied Accessories7x Earphone tips; cable clip; carrying pouch

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How many drivers does the TFZ SERIES 2 have?

The TFZ SERIES 2 is a single headphone. Which means that the TFZ SERIES 2 has 1 driver per side.

What type of headphone is the TFZ SERIES 2?

The TFZ SERIES 2 is an in-ear headphone.

Does the TFZ SERIES 2 have a microphone?

The TFZ SERIES 2 does not have a microphone and a remote.

What is the price of the TFZ SERIES 2?

You can check the most up-to-date price of the TFZ SERIES 2

Where can I buy the TFZ SERIES 2?

You can buy the TFZ SERIES 2

Which TFZ SERIES 2 colors are available?

The colors available for the TFZ SERIES 2 are:
  • TFZ SERIES 2 – 001 Purplish Red
  • TFZ SERIES 2 – 007 Crystal
  • TFZ SERIES 2 – 008 Translucent Black
  • TFZ SERIES 2 – 009 Black
  • TFZ SERIES 2 – 010 Pink
  • TFZ SERIES 2 – 005 Blue
  • TFZ SERIES 2 – 006 Green
  • 2 other colors were available some time ago but seem to be discontinued: Lake and Apricot yellow.

What cable do the TFZ SERIES 2 have?

The TFZ SERIES 2 have a detachable, Y-type, round cable.

What cable connection does the TFZ SERIES 2 have?

The TFZ SERIES 2 cable connection has a 0.78mm Bi-Pin interface.

Are there replacement cables for the TFZ SERIES 2 ?

The TFZ SERIES 2 cables can be replaced with compatible 0.78mm bi-pin.

Are there upgrade cables for the TFZ SERIES 2 ?

The TFZ SERIES 2 uses 0.78mm bi-pin cables which are very popular standard cables. You can buy any cable with an 0.78mm bi-pin connector to upgrade the cable.

Does the TFZ SERIES 2 have Bluetooth / The TFZ SERIES 2 is a wireless headphone?

The TFZ SERIES 2 does not have Bluetooth but you can buy Bluetooth cables to make the TFZ SERIES 2 Bluetooth-enabled headphones.

Is the TFZ SERIES 2 compatible with Apple devices?

The TFZ SERIES 2 is fully compatible with Apple devices.

Is the TFZ SERIES 2 compatible with Android devices?

The TFZ SERIES 2 is fully compatible with Android devices.



We highly discourage anyone from trying to apply our testings to your own earphones, the risk of damaging or permanently breaking your iems is absolutely probable to happen. With our standardized equalization and amplification tests we push the limits of the earphones to the extreme. If anyway you decide to do so, we cannot be held responsible of the damage done to your equipment. Do it at your own risk.






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