TRN V90 – Review

TRN V90

TRN V90

| 4x Balanced Armature | 10mm Dynamic Driver | Neodymium Magnets |



🎧 We are reviewing the TRN V90, a 5-driver earphone with super affordable price.

The TRN V90 features an hybrid driver configuration with 4 balanced armature drivers + 1 dynamic driver per side. The specific drivers included inside each shell are a 10mm dynamic driver with Neodymium magnets, 2x 30019 balanced armature driver models and 2x 50060 BA models – to handle all the drivers, the V90 uses an electronic crossover.

The TRN V90 has become so popular that the brand has released a 2nd pseudo-version that is now available in some additional colors options:

The TRN V90 is the newest model on the V line from TRN, which despite having a young age, it has already build up great reputation among audiophile on a tight budget, being some of the previous models:

  • TRN V80 – quad driver that became widely famous on the ChiFi world (review)
  • TRN V60 – a hard-hitting flop that met the market with QC issues (disassembly)
  • TRN V30
  • TRN V20 – part of the early years of the V line
  • TRN V10 – first V series model with quad drivers but controversial performance

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TRN V90 Review

Tests & Scores


A

Accessories & Packaging

The TRN V90 unboxing results in the detachable 2-pin cable and 3 pair of eartips.

The unit comes inside a small rectangular box with a size and style that has become a standard on most modern earphones from TRN, KZ, CCA, KBEAR.

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CB

Cable

The cable of the TRN V90 has 0.75mm 2-pin connectors and a oxygen-free copper braided cable with an Y-type design.

The cable comes with a single-button inline remote with a mic for phone calls; users can opt to get the TRN V90 with the inline remote/mic or without it.

The cable itself is fairly thin in comparison with quality cables or with bang for buck upgrade cables, yet the quality, build and style is very similar to the cables bundled with KZ earphones and RevoNext earphones or to the BLON BL-03.


W

Weight

TRN V90 weight in Ounces and TRN V90 weight in grams.

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CQ

Construction Quality and Build

The housings of the TRN V90 are made of aerospace grade aluminum while the back plates have an open-vent design that could also result in a semi-open back design, will evaluate this later on during the review.

TRN V90
TRN V90

B

Bass & Sub Bass

Sub-bass on the TRN V90 can get seriously deep with the full potential of covering any kind of genre, including EDM and electronic.

Mid-bass is, also, very energetic and fun, providing as much punch as requested at any given moment by bass-heavy tracks but can tend to become bouncy on tracks that require a “calmer bass”

Applying an EQ, their lower end can be pushed for an even deeper and punchier sound but can become a nearly bass-only sounding earphone if overdone.

If intentionally blocking the small vent placed on the inner section of the shells, their bass will become strongly boosted with a peak +/- 6dB increment .

Through out our extreme basshead tests, the TRN V90 handled up to 40% of the maximum power of our testing amp, exhibiting a massive increment of both punch and depth and reaching a respectable amount of rumble yet not reaching the level of the Top Basshead in our charts.

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TRN V90

M

Mids & Vocals

The midrange on the TRN V90 will provide a full and, certainly, warm profile with rich male vocals and a relaxed feel on them.

Despite this and some presence of mid-bass bleed, their lower mids and deep vocals are not overly congested.

Overall, their mids will provide a cozy and warm sounding experience with sufficient crispness yet without excessive harshness.

With an EQ, the midrange of the TRN V90 showed an absolute makeover with a superb retuning potential by erasing every trace of mid-bass bleed and providing a remarkably clean vocals response – it is highly recommended to avoid touching the upper mids section or the TRN V90 will quickly become harsh.

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TRN V90
TRN V90

H

Highs & Treble

Highs on the TRN V90 sit between what could be defined as either a brightish with a bit of a dark layer on top or a somewhat rolled-off but detailed tuning.

Piercing peaks and sibilance can arise from time to time but, in general, were fairly tolerable.

Their highs and treble exhibit a tuning style inline with their midrange; which provides a somewhat relaxed but not overly-recessed sound that can extend listening sessions without fatigue.

An EQ can add a strongly noticeable amount of detail and a much more open and bright sound, showing the true potential of their highs performance.

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TRN V90
TRN V90

SL

Sound Leak

The sound leaking out of the TRN V90 is more or less inline with most normal earphones.

Their sound will be heard by nearby people when listening to music at any volume above moderate – if used in places quieter than average. During daily commuting their leakage will remain within a non-problematic level.

Part of this higher leakage corresponds to a sort of semi-open back design given by the dual rear vents.

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SI

Sound Isolation

The tight and deep fit of the TRN V90 provides, as well, a good isolation performance that surpasses many average headphones.

Partial isolation will be felt right away while a near-absolute isolation can be reached with ease by cranking up the volume.

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C

Comfort

The TRN V90 has rounded edges, curvy forms and no uncomfortable ends.

Moreover, the earphone is capable of fitting flush with the ears allowing a more comfortable experience while resting the head on the hand.

It is fair to remind users that, being fully build in metal, the surface of the shells will pickup the cold temperature if used in winter/cold seasons.

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TRN V90

EQ

Response to Equalization

The TRN V90 demonstrated a massive retuning potential with outstanding results, mostly over their midrange, vocals, brightness and detail.

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Frequency Response (raw)

TRN V90 Frequency Response Curve

TRN V90 frequency response curve
TRN V90 frequency response curve
TRN V90 frequency response curve - blocked vent
TRN V90 frequency response curve – blocked vent

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TRN V90 Technical Specifications

Specifications

Type Hybrid
Driver Unit 4BA + 1DD
Sensitivity 110dB/mW
Power Capacity 1mW
Impedance 22 ohms
Frequency Response 7-40,000Hz
Diaphragm Unknown
Magnet Neodymium
Cord Y-type
Cord Length 1.25m
Plug Stereo mini plug
Weight Approx. 15g
Supplied Accessories 3x Earphone tips; cable

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Scores Scores

TRN V90 Scores


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FAQ

TRN V90 FAQ

How many drivers does the TRN V90 have?

The TRN V90 is a penta driver (quint driver) headphone. Which means that the TRN V90 has 5 drivers per side.

What type of headphone is the TRN V90?

The TRN V90 is an in-ear headphone.

The TRN V90 is an open, semi-open or closed back headphone?

The TRN V90 is an semi-open back headphone.

 Does the TRN V90 have a microphone?

The TRN V90 have a microphone and a remote.

What is the price of the TRN V90?

You can check the most up-to-date price of the TRN V90 by following THIS LINK.

Where can I buy the TRN V90?

You can buy the TRN V90 HERE

What cable do the TRN V90 have?

The TRN V90 have a detachable, Y-type cable.

Are there replacement cables for the TRN V90 ?

The TRN V90 cables can be replaced with compatible bi-pin replacement cables.

Are there upgrade cables for the TRN V90 ?

The TRN V90 uses bi-pin cables which are very popular standard cables.

Does the TRN V90 have Bluetooth / The TRN V90 is a wireless headphone?

The TRN V90 does not have Bluetooth but you can buy Bluetooth cables to make the TRN V90 Bluetooth-enabled headphones. Or you can buy adapters such as the FiiO BTR3 to make it wireless Bluetooth.

Is the TRN V90 compatible with Apple devices?

The TRN V90 is fully compatible with Apple devices.

Is the TRN V90 compatible with Android devices?

The TRN V90 is fully compatible with Android devices.

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TRN V90

8.5

SCORE

8.5/10


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