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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

Have you tried the Tenore?  Looking for more KC06A vs. Tenore impressions.

I'm afraid not - I can't get the Tenore easily under $80 and, well, I had already spent $80 on the KC06As. That said, if I could get the Tenores at the prices guys are getting them at before I'd bought the Ostry, that would definitely have been the choice I'd have made. I was unusually impulsive with the KC06A purchase, just figured I'd give it a shot especially considering that there was a limited amount available in the first batch.

 

For sure it sounds like the Tenores are something special, even if I do personally feel people are going a bit overboard. I got accused of hyping the Ostrys in the Tenore thread when I pointed out someone being strangely defensive about the Tenores, which to me actually just confirmed my assessment that people are being hyperdefensive there. I don't actually care enough about the subject to say much more there so I'm not. 

 

My basic assessment of the KC06A is that the bass is very, very nice and vocals, especially female, are euphonic. There is something not right in the treble, though, but it doesn't highlight sibilance so I'm not too bothered. "Treble-heads" might not be so forgiving, though, so YMMV. I don't like the rubbery cable, but it's not enough of a problem to make me not want to use it - I guess I just really like a braided, non-springy cable. Accessories are good, imo, I do like the tips a fair amount but I'm using the Sony Hybrids regardless. They seemed to have the bass under control better than stock tips - though I will say that the bass, as much as there is of it, doesn't give me the sense that it's ever out of control. Just the Hybrids seem to present it a tad tighter. 

 

I'm not likely to do any more in-depth of a review than that because... I just don't care enough . I like the earphones, but I don't feel like I need to justify my like for them or get a bunch of other people to like them. I'm happy to share my impressions with the caveat that they are my impressions.

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Hateful, I just got the tenores so its early in the game. Yes, they are great. But so are the ostry's. Different sigs, and at this point I can't say which I like better. I can say though that the cable on the tenores is thinner and tangles more than the kc06's.

And if you don't like cables that tangle, NEVER get the monoprice 8320's lol. And if you don't like cables that make you feel like punching holes in walls, well the, you know which ones to avoid lol!
Edited by waynes world - 5/29/14 at 1:03pm
post #24903 of 32875
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Hateful, I just got the tenores so its early in the game. Yes, they are great. But so are the ostry's. Different sigs, and at this point I can't say which I like better. I can say though that the cable on the tenores is thinner and tangles more than the kc06's.

Now you know why I never hopped on that particular hype train, even with so many who started picking it up literally a year after us discoverinv them here. Having heard them both along with the kc06a, I found the As to be more musical, which is a big plus when I use these for on-the-go listening.
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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post
 

I'm afraid not - I can't get the Tenore easily under $80 and, well, I had already spent $80 on the KC06As. That said, if I could get the Tenores at the prices guys are getting them at before I'd bought the Ostry, that would definitely have been the choice I'd have made. I was unusually impulsive with the KC06A purchase, just figured I'd give it a shot especially considering that there was a limited amount available in the first batch.

 

For sure it sounds like the Tenores are something special, even if I do personally feel people are going a bit overboard. I got accused of hyping the Ostrys in the Tenore thread when I pointed out someone being strangely defensive about the Tenores, which to me actually just confirmed my assessment that people are being hyperdefensive there. I don't actually care enough about the subject to say much more there so I'm not. 

 

My basic assessment of the KC06A is that the bass is very, very nice and vocals, especially female, are euphonic. There is something not right in the treble, though, but it doesn't highlight sibilance so I'm not too bothered. "Treble-heads" might not be so forgiving, though, so YMMV. I don't like the rubbery cable, but it's not enough of a problem to make me not want to use it - I guess I just really like a braided, non-springy cable. Accessories are good, imo, I do like the tips a fair amount but I'm using the Sony Hybrids regardless. They seemed to have the bass under control better than stock tips - though I will say that the bass, as much as there is of it, doesn't give me the sense that it's ever out of control. Just the Hybrids seem to present it a tad tighter. 

 

I'm not likely to do any more in-depth of a review than that because... I just don't care enough . I like the earphones, but I don't feel like I need to justify my like for them or get a bunch of other people to like them. I'm happy to share my impressions with the caveat that they are my impressions.

Thanks for your impressions, they are helpful to those of us who may or may not buy them.

 

But, my question is where do you find the KC06A"s?

The few places that I checked, and that do carry the KC06's  are out of stock or do not have them listed.

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@waynes world Oh, yeah, they're not terrible by any means. But if I wanted to pick on something about these, that would be the thing that I dislike the most. And that said, it's not even that bad. And now it just sprung to mind to test microphonics and they're actually very good in that regard. Perhaps that's the reason for the rubbery material. This microscopic connector, though. It makes the Mikros headphone-side connector look downright tubby. It feels like good quality, but it's just so... tiny.

 

I'd be interested to know if the KC06 and KC06A kind of correspond with the GR07 and GR07BE. Not that I've even heard those, haha. I'm just curious as to whether the candy-striping on the cable is a kind of tipping of the hat to the BE. I also wonder what their slogan "O's always try" is supposed to mean. I know this has nothing to do with the sound or anything, but it intrigues me :o.

 

I would also like to add the disclaimer to my experience of the KC06A: I have not burned these in. I have owned them for about 30 hours and I've listened to them about five hours out of that. I understand that some people don't believe in burn-in. That's fine. My opinion is that differenet headphones respond differently. Badaboom. 

 

@Carlsan - I impulsively jumped in on the first batch when they were briefly available on Shenzhenaudio. I'm usually rather cautious and prefer to go with something that's been well received by others. Granted the KC06s had already received praise and I had an itchy wallet :evil:. Apparently there will be more available in June sometime.

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Who has the KC06As now? Thanks. I mean who is selling it now.

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I'm certainly not :L3000:.

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With Havi B3, Tenore, Ostry in same league, is Zero Audio Singolo now the best we can get at <100$?

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Hatefulsandwich send me a pm with your name address and phone number and there might be a surprise at your door step 😉
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Originally Posted by pokenguyen View Post

With Havi B3, Tenore, Ostry in same league, is Zero Audio Singolo now the best we can get at <100$?


For me they are definitely best under $100
post #24911 of 32875
Tenore are on par with my favorite iem and its one of my favorite 😃
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BTW, just saw on innerfidelity that joker has released his TX1 and TX2 review and placed the TX2 on the Wall of Fame 

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

 

TE-05 has plenty of bass. Could it be that you had a bad seal?

 

Sorry, I meant that I'd taken them off my shortlist due to others' impressions/opinions of their bass but perhaps they should stay...I'm really curious about the Fostex sound but there are so many good choices(Tenore, Singolo, TTPOD T1, etc) that I was hoping to not have to buy them all- of course this is proving difficult, lol. I guess I'll just wait for more comparisons to see which IEM will be next.

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And...... Tenore still wins😉
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post
 

BTW, just saw on innerfidelity that joker has released his TX1 and TX2 review and placed the TX2 on the Wall of Fame 

 

I'll have to check that out! Your hype has been validated :)

 

Btw, have you tried the kc06's or the tenores? The tenores are freaking me out a bit right now (regarding how good they are).

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