If you're looking for a relaxing yet fun IEM with very good bass slam, full bodied mids with good upper mids bite then the TFZ My Love III deserves your consideration. If you have a decently powerful source like the DX160 or Lotoo PAW S1, running the My Love III balanced shows that its graphene driver will scale up nicely to take it several notches up.
- Powerful bass with good sub bass rumble and well textured mid bass
- Full bodied mids with good bite
- Good treble extension
- Non fatiguing signature
- Scales very well with power
- Needs a source powerful enough to reveal its full potential
Product page : https://penonaudio.com/tfz-my-love-iii.html
Price : 169$
Fit, Build & Isolation
The TFZ My Love III is a nicely built IEM with an acrylic shell, featuring a large vent. Faceplates have a very nice glossy blue finish. The nozzle is of average depth and the bore is wide with a metal mesh protection. The My Love III features 0.78mm 2 pins which is welcome for cable rolling.
The fit is really good and the My Love III is a comfortable IEM to wear, I had no issues finding a seal. The stock tips that come with the IEM are high grade and you won’t need to reach for third party tips.
The My Love III cable is silver plated copper with a 4 core twisted design. The connector There is a memory wire area with a heat-shrink tube which is very flexible and allows for a secure fit. The cable has a 3.5mm gold plated termination. In usage, I found the cable has good ergonomics and performs quite well.
TFZ is a Chinese company that started out in 2015 and features a very wide lineup ranging from balanced armature to single dynamic (like My Love III) and planar (Balance 7). Among the lineup, the MyLove III features a 9mm double magnetic circuit graphene driver.
The TFZ My Love III is a full sounding and organic IEM with powerful and well extended lows, full bodied midrange and smooth highs. It’s a very engaging listen which sits on the relaxed side. Soundstage is good with moderate width but very good height and depth (note that things improve significantly with a balanced cable).
The My Love III is well extended with very good rumble and a physical sub bass and a powerful mid bass with good textures. On sub bass heavy tracks like Aphex Twins “Ageispolis” or Sohn “Falling”, the My Love III definitely rejoiced the inner bass head in me.
The My Love III provides a strong bass line, this is a powerful and well textured bass and I must admit I didn’t expect the double bass to sound so good on Caro Emerald “Back it up”. This is an agile bass although both attack and decay are on the softer side and the My Love III has a rather romantic presentation there. Control is average, it’s not the tight, dry and punchy bass but rather the smooth, textured one but agile with good speed. Note that switching to a 8 core SPC balanced cable I noticed significant improvement out of DX160 balanced with much better bass control and a tighter presentation and it’s only logical as my experience with graphene drivers is that they need plenty of power to reveal their abilities.
The My Love III midrange is full bodied and smooth but doesn’t lack a touch of bite in the upper mids which helps the My Love III to avoid falling into a dark, overly warm midrange especially given it significant bass presence. With warmer source though, My Love III could stray into dark and warm territory and it will pair better in my opinion with sources like DX160 and PAW S1, preferably using the balanced out (which requires an upgrade cable). The warmer AAW Capri lightning cable made things too dark in my opinion with too much lower mids emphasis.
The tone is north of neutral, My Love III is a warm IEM but it’s not overly done and the mids are fairly articulate. Female vocals take on a sweeter tone that is pleasing and male vocals have nice power. Vocal placement is neither recessed nor forward. Upper mids are interesting, they provide more bite than the signature might have suggested and make the My Love III an interesting IEM than it would have been otherwise. Cymbals therefore have good sizzle, saxophones have satisfying bite and electric guitars good presence. This is even more true with the 8 core SPC balanced cable where the additional power out of the DX160 equates to more upper mids energy.
My Love III’s treble is balanced, lower treble is taking a seat back in the signature with moderate sparkle while upper treble has good extension and presence. Again, going balanced with the 8 core SPC cable did enhance the treble a bit.
Treble tone is fairly accurate, interestingly there is no warm hue to the treble which balances the overall warm signature. Contrary to bass and mids, the treble has a faster attack and decay. This helps the MyLove III imaging and resolution which are good for the price segment.
If you’re looking for a relaxing yet fun IEM with very good bass slam, full bodied mids with good upper mids bite then the TFZ My Love III deserves your consideration. If you have a decently powerful source like the DX160 or Lotoo PAW S1, running the My Love III balanced shows that its graphene driver will scale up nicely to take it several notches up.
I spent approximately 30 hours with the TFZ MyLove III, listening on iBasso DX160 and Lotoo PAW S1 using the stock cable and an 8 core SPC cable.
Thanks to Penon Audio for providing a review unit of the TFZ MyLove III . As usual, this review is my honest opinion. No incentive was given for a favorable review.
- 7 pairs of silicone eartips
- 4 wire SPC cable
- Soft carrying pouch
- Driver Configuration: 9mm 2 crossover double magnetic circuit graphene
- Frequency Response: 5Hz – 40kHz
- Impedance: 32 ohm
- Sensitivity: 107dB/mW