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post #8956 of 9565

If you're not rooted yet, you will probably see at least a mild increase in SQ if you do. What player do you use?

 

My daily rig is Nexus 5 (Franco Kernel) -> JH Mic cable -> TF10, both of my Nexus phones (4 and 5) have better sound rooted with Franco or Faux kernel (I switch between the two; options are pretty similar).

 

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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

Just got my first pair of TF10s, and I actually have a second pair of them on the way. I found the second for an amazing deal so I snagged them as a backup. 

I'm liking the sound so far. The bass is awesome, I couldn't believe how nice the sub bass is on these things. I am satisfied with the sound so far, but I do wish the mids were a little more present.

 

Here are some pics :D

HTC One M7 LE Blue > PlusSound DIY interconnect > Fiio E12 Mont Blanc (bass boost OFF) > ChrisHimself Carbide Hybrid Cable > TF10

 

photo DSC01892_zps6dc7ae7c.jpg photo DSC01888_zps5d59fb8d.jpg photo DSC018961_zps43619a63.jpg photo DSC019001_zps936cf668.jpg

post #8957 of 9565
I've tried multiple times to root this damn thing, it is S-Off locked somehow. Apparently it's impossible.
post #8958 of 9565

Hmmmm...that's pretty weak.

 

Gotta say I hated the whole "S-Off" part of rooting HTCs...LGs are very straightforward. I rooted a G2X, Nexus 4, and Nexus 5 without a hitch; HTC Inspire (American Desire HD) I had to root manually o_o;

post #8959 of 9565
I definitely won't be going good with HTC again because it takes FOREVER to get updates and because of the lack of roots on certain phones.
I have an upgrade in November, I'll be shopping for a new phone then.
post #8960 of 9565

Anyone looking for a replacement cable for the TF10, Ive had this one for a year now, and it still looks brand new. The nylon sleeve is of the highest quality, no fraying at all. Good luck!

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cadence-Series-Upgrade-Cable-for-Ultimate-Ears-UE-Triple-Fi-10-SuperFi-5-pro-EB-/181166871642?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&hash=item2a2e63145a

post #8961 of 9565

LG is where its at right now; the G3 looks sick. The M8 is pretty awesome too, but the camera is inferior and it has the same problems as your current HTC. Developer support for LGs is really good these days, so they're an easy choice for rooting.

 

For the love of God, don't buy a Samsung. I've worked for multiple distributors in varying roles, including all four major US telecoms, and its not uncommon to receive whole batches of defective devices from Samsung; their products also account for a much, much higher percentage of the warranty exchange rate (when people swap their defective phone for a refurbished one) than even their superior sales figures would suggest.

 

Also, beyond quality control, the actual build quality and design of Samsung phones is complete and utter trash. The only reason anyone buys them over LG or HTC flagships is the advertising; HTC has been making better phones since the original One series, and LG has been putting them to shame with the Optimus G/Nexus platform. I'd take a Sony over Samsung, too; both use the same sheisty Foxconn plant in China where their contractors employ children, force overtime without pay, and abuse their workers to the point of suicide, but at least Sony has the decency not to make a $700 state-of-the-art handheld electronic device entirely out of dollar-store-toy-quality plastic -___-

 

TL;DR: as an industry insider who sees the real numbers behind benchmarks, specs and sales figures, I would never, ever buy a Samsung.

 

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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

I definitely won't be going good with HTC again because it takes FOREVER to get updates and because of the lack of roots on certain phones.
I have an upgrade in November, I'll be shopping for a new phone then.

Edited by Gilly87 - 5/30/14 at 7:07am
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Originally Posted by PinkLed View Post
 

Anyone looking for a replacement cable for the TF10, Ive had this one for a year now, and it still looks brand new. The nylon sleeve is of the highest quality, no fraying at all. Good luck!

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cadence-Series-Upgrade-Cable-for-Ultimate-Ears-UE-Triple-Fi-10-SuperFi-5-pro-EB-/181166871642?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&hash=item2a2e63145a


I hope so at $120!!

post #8963 of 9565
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Originally Posted by dosley01 View Post
 


I hope so at $120!!

Well, considering I went through about 150$ worth of fiio and various other cables that kept breaking at either end just from average wear, none of which comfortable BTW, Id say its worth it. It was also 100$ (112$ now) when I originally purchased it. Just a though for those tired of replacing cables, or about to go down that route. This might be the last one you'll ever need to buy. 

post #8964 of 9565

It happened to me before too. If you've had it for a long time, be very careful when pulling the wire out. 

post #8965 of 9565

Those cadence cables have been on sale for around $99. I almost bought the blue one.

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I was recently unfaithful to my TF10s :eek:.  I thought that the younger prettier model would sound better, look better and fit better.  After a few hours of couples counseling, I'm happy to say my TF10 and I are back together again!

 

The UE900 are on their way back to Logitech.  I liked them but not loved them.  But in less than two hours I was already experiencing the connector issue with the right side cutting out. 

 

I didn't really find them to be an upgrade or even in the same sound signature family, just different.  They reminded me of the Aurisonics ASG 1.x with a bit less headache inducing mids.

post #8967 of 9565

All of the other IEMS I've tried including Westone W4, UE900, various Klipsch models, Shure se535 just don't do it for me. Sure, they sound good, but just overall boring and flat. Still have yet to hear IEMS with deeper lows and better bass response in the price range. 

post #8968 of 9565

Yeah the UE900 was a Schitty "upgrade" from the TF10; sure the soundstage was a little more 3D and the mids had some extra detail, but the highs are all but gone, the tonality of the mids is all wrong, and the bass isn't as good all-around as the TF10. The TF10 is one of those IEMs that just sounds "right;" IMO they should have just thrown the TF10 drivers in the new shell and added a midrange driver. Would have been soooooo much better.

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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post
 

Yeah the UE900 was a Schitty "upgrade" from the TF10; sure the soundstage was a little more 3D and the mids had some extra detail, but the highs are all but gone, the tonality of the mids is all wrong, and the bass isn't as good all-around as the TF10. The TF10 is one of those IEMs that just sounds "right;" IMO they should have just thrown the TF10 drivers in the new shell and added a midrange driver. Would have been soooooo much better.

A re-shelled TF10 is a kick as well - all of the positives plus a few extra added bonuses - perfect fit and the mids come out of the veil.... Punchy as hell.

post #8970 of 9565
Good God, I can't believe that this thread has been on Head-Fi almost as long as I have yet I've just spotted it now!

I had my TF 10's reshelled by Cosmic Ears.

As an experiment Phil at Cosmic agreed to add a dynamic driver to the mix too!
I was the second customer to request this and the first customer reported that his came out too bassy, so Phil choose a more restrained dynamic for mine.
I'd describe myself as a borderline basshead and am supremely satisfied with the changes to the fit, and the sound.

I always liked the TF10, but felt slight dissatisfaction with the slightly shy mids.
Either the fit or the addition of the dynamic driver has elevated the mids a little, and added a little more 'rumble' to the lower end of the bass region.
Subtle changes only, just what I wanted!
I'd heartily recommend a reshell in general, and Cosmic in particular as they're affordable yet do outstanding work.
If you want something special in the way of design Phil does that too ( Steam-punk, leaf skeleton, Paua shell ).
I believe the basic TF10 reshell in 'Cosmic purple' is £100.
Well worth it IMO, especially if you're in the EU.

I'm currently patiently waiting on Cosmic's next hybrid model which has been in development for what seems like an eternity :-)

Also worthy of note are the new cables and connectors which look like they'll be a big step up from conventional 2 pin or Sure type connectors.
There's a featured review of them at the moment ( Lignum BA-X[

I've ordered the 2 pin variant of this cable for my hybridised TF10, and can't wait to SE what it's like ( although I don't really expect much change to the sound sig' as I'm a bit of a cable sceptic )

I may come across as bit of a shill for Cosmic, but my enthusiasm is simply a product of my satisfaction as paying customer.
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