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RHA T10i: Stainless steel headphones deliver polished soundThe $200 RHA T10i is a great sounding in-ear headphone that's well-built and has some nice extras, including 3 sets of swappable acoustic filters.
[MUSIC] This is the RHA T10i, an injection molded stainless steel in-ear headphone that retails for $200. Hi, I'm David Carnoy, and welcome to another CNET First Look video. In case you've never heard of RHA, it's a Scottish headphone company, and it's clearly taken great care in designing the T10i. Both on the outside and inside where you'll find a hand made dynamic driver that the company says is engineered to reproduce all genres of music with high levels of accuracy and detail. The headphones also include a tuning filter system that allows for frequency response customization. It's a feature we've seen on a few high end in-ears in the past, but you don't usually see it in a $200 headphone. Everything about the T10i seems well crafted from the housings to the thick cables. To the plug and the sound is excellent too. Factor in the build quality and all the included accessories and you really feel like you're getting a lot of headphone for your money. The only potential problem for some people will be the fit of the headphones. They're somewhat weighty for in-ears, and the over the ear cable system won't appeal to everyone. I personally don't like having the cable wrapped around my ears but headphone companies like Sure have similar systems for their in-ears and people do like them. Bass, midrange, treble, dynamics and stereo imaging all are top notch. And the T10i's clarity makes you feel closer to the music. We played around with the filters and liked what the treble enhancing filter did with well recorded tracks. But some people may not like it. The beauty, of course, is that you can make that decision for yourself and swap filters in and out as you please. All in all the T20i is a very impressive in ear headphone. My only reservation about it is its fit and comfort level. My gut says it will be a good fit for most people but not everyone. So you can try before you buy. I'm David Caraway, thanks for watching. [MUSIC]