I'm finding that I'm liking the Senn. double-flange from the IE8 (large) on these TF10s. Nice bass and a wider soundstage. Nice through the E10/E9 DAC/amp combo. I don't understand the flip mod. Can someone explain that better to me, please?
Just A/Bed the TF10 against the SM2. I'm using the Sen double -flange on the UE and the medium thick oval Westone (W4) silicon on the Earsonics. Overall (to my great surprise) the TF10 won. I listened to one jazz instrumental with strings (Baroque Steps by trumpeter Tom Harrell) and one pop song with vocal (This Guy's in Love With You by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass)
Edited by ericp10 - 12/3/11 at 3:46pm
The TF10 overall had a fuller body and greater instrument separation (now this is through the Fiio E10/E9 DAC-amp combo. I'm still using the standard cable but I was really pleasantly surprised how full the TF10 came across - especially on the instrumental jazz track. On the other hand, the SM2 wins with better mids and better sounding vocals, but the TF10 definitely had more detail overall sound - especially in the bass and treble. Vocals are decent in the TF10, but a bit cold sounding for my taste. And while the SM2 sounds a bit warmer than the TF10, it's not by that much. The SM2 has decent bass, but it's more mid-centric. Now, for the first time, I'm about to see how the 1964-Q gets along with my E10/E9 combo.
Oh, if the TF10 gets quite better from here with an upgrade cable, well we're at an excellent starting point....