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post #24421 of 32910
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

Different ears and different gears and such. Synergy is a bitch sometimes as well. So, don't think anyone is wrong in their experiences. I just know that I coughed up the funds for a Tenore and I am finding it tough to justify the prices of some things now. Used to be cool with $400 for this or $300 for that. Not anymore though.  

 

X2

post #24422 of 32910

I definitely like the Tenore's but do prefer the FX850.  Can't say that one is technically better than the other but I just enjoy the FX850 more.  The Tenore is a superb performer though and keeps up with most earphones out there.  

post #24423 of 32910
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

How can you you disagree with the statement when it's others opinions that the other two sound better? Or is that your strong way of saying you prefer the Tenore (as I stated earlier people have their preferences)

Lol, wut? How can I disagree with others opinions? It's not my strong way of saying anything other than I disagree with those sentiments.
post #24424 of 32910
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

I definitely like the Tenore's but do prefer the FX850.  Can't say that one is technically better than the other but I just enjoy the FX850 more.  The Tenore is a superb performer though and keeps up with most earphones out there.  

Hey Tenore Appreciandos:  wait till you hear the CARBON NANO SINGULOS.....they are quite

an interesting synthesis of the Tenores and the Doppios and a bargain for the audio experience

they bring to the table,  expansive soundstage, good bass, and tenor-like mid an d treble smoothness.

i love listening to them late at night on the cloud,  they have a way with mp3 music that makes it

sound more real and musical....

post #24425 of 32910
I'm appreciating synergy more and more as I get to listen to better sources. Recently got the Thinksound On1 woodies, sounded nice, didn't knock my socks off until I played them through the Geek Out 1K...MAN, what a shock, they sound fabulous..rich tone, wide stage, crisp highs, controlled, but strong bass, mids to die for!!! I remember getting the Tenores when they were FTM the 1st time...I was quite floored by the soundstage, wide/deep as can be, more than natural seemed to me. Found the tonality to be a bit problematic, though. To my ears, sounded like a bit of color was washed out, not in a major way, a sax still had the tone of a sax, but it was slightly thinner in the texture/tonality department. I didn't find that they were the 1st I reached for, much as I could appreciate what they could do. I liked my headphones to have more presence where the music lives, the midrange. I should probably give them a listen with the GO 1K, it may change my impression. The Doppio, and many other headphones (AT IM70, which sound great to me with GO or my Ray Samuels HR-2 amp, not so much with the X3. Same with the FX850-give em juice, a good source, they fly, less than that as source,, not all that special. The Shure 1540, which does sound great with my X3 or other sources, goes up a few notches with the GO1K or the HR-2. This is of course a well known phenomenon in high end audio...not only is the quality of components important, but even the best products have to matchin a system, have synergy, or they may not sound as good as they potentially could. Put the wrong speakers with the wrong amp, could sound like crap even if they both sold for tens of thousands and were the best reviewed products on their own. Add in personal taste/preferences, and differences in basic ear anatomy, hearing, not to mention the phase of the moon and the tides, and you have 1 tangled mess to make definitive statements in. Of course, if you want iems to use only with your iPhone, than impressions gotten that way may be more relevant to you than what the iem sounds like with a 2k tube amp.
And so it goes.
Gotta go to sleep, work in the AM,more later
post #24426 of 32910
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post
 

Hey Tenore Appreciandos:  wait till you hear the CARBON NANO SINGULOS.....they are quite

an interesting synthesis of the Tenores and the Doppios and a bargain for the audio experience

they bring to the table,  expansive soundstage, good bass, and tenor-like mid an d treble smoothness.

i love listening to them late at night on the cloud,  they have a way with mp3 music that makes it

sound more real and musical....

Keep tempting me to grab those Singolo's drblue.  Might do it one of these days.

post #24427 of 32910
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

I'm appreciating synergy more and more as I get to listen to better sources. Recently got the Thinksound On1 woodies, sounded nice, didn't knock my socks off until I played them through the Geek Out 1K...MAN, what a shock, they sound fabulous..rich tone, wide stage, crisp highs, controlled, but strong bass, mids to die for!!! I remember getting the Tenores when they were FTM the 1st time...I was quite floored by the soundstage, wide/deep as can be, more than natural seemed to me. Found the tonality to be a bit problematic, though. To my ears, sounded like a bit of color was washed out, not in a major way, a sax still had the tone of a sax, but it was slightly thinner in the texture/tonality department. I didn't find that they were the 1st I reached for, much as I could appreciate what they could do. I liked my headphones to have more presence where the music lives, the midrange. I should probably give them a listen with the GO 1K, it may change my impression. The Doppio, and many other headphones (AT IM70, which sound great to me with GO or my Ray Samuels HR-2 amp, not so much with the X3. Same with the FX850-give em juice, a good source, they fly, less than that as source,, not all that special. The Shure 1540, which does sound great with my X3 or other sources, goes up a few notches with the GO1K or the HR-2. This is of course a well known phenomenon in high end audio...not only is the quality of components important, but even the best products have to matchin a system, have synergy, or they may not sound as good as they potentially could. Put the wrong speakers with the wrong amp, could sound like crap even if they both sold for tens of thousands and were the best reviewed products on their own. Add in personal taste/preferences, and differences in basic ear anatomy, hearing, not to mention the phase of the moon and the tides, and you have 1 tangled mess to make definitive statements in. Of course, if you want iems to use only with your iPhone, than impressions gotten that way may be more relevant to you than what the iem sounds like with a 2k tube amp.
And so it goes.
Gotta go to sleep, work in the AM,more later

:beerchug:

post #24428 of 32910
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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post

What about the new soundmagic HP200?

People need to know about them, they are excellent cans

 

 

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

Those look interesting. But the reason or the lack of interest might have something to do with the ginormous attention the V-Moda M-100 is getting. Plus others in that price range. Sennheiser Momentums, UE6000, Sony MDR-1R.  

 

In all honesty if I was gonna spend $250 on a headphone. Soundmagic is no where in my thoughts. Don't know if it is the lack of history with full sized cans..I am sure they are worth the cash but Soundmagic need to show up at an event like RMAF and let the many in attendance hear them for more marketing buzz. As it is. I don't know a single headfier that is willing to take a chance on a unknown HP200 when all the buzz currently @ Headfi is all about the M-100s. The thread is over 580 pages not to mention another review thread on them..I am sure more Headfiers will gain interest in them but it will be slow going as there are some serious exciting headphones one can buy at that price range at the moment.

 

Almost two years later...

 

 

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Slapped my unused SRH1540 alcantara pads on 'em, too... 

 


:dt880smile:

 

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Though, I do have experience with SoundMAGIC in the past. I used to own the closed HP100 (great fun headphone, btw) and had my eyes on these, for a good while. They were hard to find around in the US but Micca started selling them on Amazon about a month ago. Ordered them the other night when I saw them being sold at the same price as the HP100 ($199). My only open headphone, the K612, is out on tour... so I needed something to hold me over until then.

 

 

post #24429 of 32910
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

Keep tempting me to grab those Singolo's drblue.  Might do it one of these days.

ha! dannyBai: consider yourself unofficially TEMPTED!  i do believe INMO, the SINGULOS

are a great value and achievement by Zero Audio (after the requisite mega burn in...)

post #24430 of 32910
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post
 

ha! dannyBai: consider yourself unofficially TEMPTED!  i do believe INMO, the SINGULOS

are a great value and achievement by Zero Audio (after the requisite mega burn in...)


My Tenore are in NY, somewhere between customs and the local P.O. at this point. So, the Singolo are interesting(my favorite all time phone was a single armature) but I am more tempted to see what ZA will have down the road, hybrid maybe. Also interested in what TDK has in store for later this year. Even Sony, now that they came up with the 12mm with the driver area of the older 16mm so they can come off of the big-ass sideways design of the EX's and hybrids.

 

For a single armature right now though, the Pioneer SE-CX9 might be more interesting to me than the Singolo. A Singolo/CX9 showdown is something I'd like to hear opinions on. For sound anyhow cause the newer Pioneer is in a different price bracket.


Edited by jant71 - 5/10/14 at 7:47am
post #24431 of 32910
Nothing to do with headphones...but, if anyone is looking for a quality boom box type of player, the B & W Zeppelin and Zeppelin Mini seem to have been upgraded, the older models are being sold on eBay, probably wind up on other discount sites, about $5-600 list, selling on eBay about 1/2 price or so. Got mine used for $149 on eBay (said it was a demo in a furniture showroom, not used, came looking fine), this thing really sounds good for a unit about 6.5 inches tall, 12.5 inches wide...it does really feel heavy, makes you feel like there's serious gear in there, and for a little box, this thing sounds great! No, it won't replace your tower speakers, high end amp, etc, but if you need a little box (it's basically an iPod unit, doesn't have radio or other source, but will charge iPod/iphone (pre iPhone 5 older style connector), can use line in for other players, usb in for computer playing or streaming. I have had a number of Cambridge Audio and other well regarded boxes like this, the sound on this, on early litening (came today), just kills the others I've heard, and it takes up little space (I mentioned to my wife that hearing how good this little guy is, I'm sorry I didn't go for the bigger Zeppelin, to which she replied, thank goodness you didn't get anything larger than this, it's a really good size! Some people have there priorities messed up, but you could be in a situation that size makes a difference, and the larger Zep is more expensive, natch). Just a heads up...

And now, Dogwalk Discoveries, Vlenbo is interested in Classic Rock, this is from the Move, Roy Wood's band before Electric Light Orchestra. A bit "art rock-ish", generally not something I dug in the 70's, but I really like this piece (it is the theme for Terri T's show on WFMU.org, the Worlds Greatest Radio Station/stream!!!!!


REM-probably not classic per se, but cool song...


And, from hippie-dippie land...
post #24432 of 32910
OK, this is what happens when nobody posts for 13 hours, it's MINE, ALL MINE, HEH HEH HEH (evil cackle!!!)
1 more song to post I just heard...
(been watching too much Dr Who/Supernatural...)

Edited by doctorjazz - 5/10/14 at 9:02pm
post #24433 of 32910
No music posting, just have to say, Thinksound On1 and Geek Out 1000 is a match made in heaven, can't take these things off, HELP!!!smily_headphones1.gif
post #24434 of 32910

This sounds magical with the On-1 and stunning with the Hope VI

 

 

I 


Edited by ericp10 - 5/11/14 at 8:17am
post #24435 of 32910
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

No music posting, just have to say, Thinksound On1 and Geek Out 1000 is a match made in heaven, can't take these things off, HELP!!!smily_headphones1.gif

i know what you mean, good doctor!  at my main computer headphone station in the middle of my middle room under the skylight

the ON-1s have ruled for weeks now.  occasional switching to new phones to take a peek at their sound before hitting the burn in bench,

but for mid house listening i have found the sound i want to hear.....im open to the Pandoras when i have a large cash influx....

go On-1s! go geek!  

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