The Cardas phones pair very well with my Tera. I alway use the 75 ohm Ety adapter with them for the best performance.
My apologies for your wallet!
Thanks - that's close enough to a bad pairing as the Tera fits tight in most of my jeans money pockets and adding an adaptor would be annoying size wise. I'm dissuaded... at least until a pair comes up used
Got a link to the adapter? I'd like to check it out.
Agreed. My only complaint is how heavy the cables are. I think they are likely even overkill for IEMs. It helps to use some sort of clip to clip them to your shirt.
Sound signature is so personal and majority of us in here like us to be overwhelmed with every single detail. Lately I've noticed how such tuning can be problematic for me.
First of all even my very modest and cheap and simple stereo setup I have on my desk is a lot more engaging than all the gears I have. There is something on just playing the music and having it come out of my head. Next to that I have noticed I isten to the entire track when I listen to music like that but where I am listening to my IEM or headphone fatigue always plays a role. Some have incredible detailing but become sibilant and some have amazing bass and mids but poor fit.
At the end I think in IEM world I like to have at least one IEM that does not have an offending and distracting signature, something that will not overwhelemd my ears and distract me with all the other stuff that takes places in the background (live chamber recordings). While it can be fun for those who listen for that but I find it distracting most of the time.
I believe cardas tuning aimed to remove high frequancy fatigue and just play the music without getting in the way of the music.
I do not mind it now days as long as the mid-bass is not the key player in the overall tuning. I think for most of us we are programmed to hate darker signature as it is something that is beat like. I think there is a general linking between audiophile sound been ultra revealing with incredible detail and dynamic in upper freq. I honestly do not know what is the ultimate reference of headphone is (etc) but all I know I have allowed the hobby take away from the joy of music itself and lately I have found myself to like a less distracting sound than something like the CK100pro or the ER4S.
From memory cardas certainly had a nice relaxing sound to it. My only problem is the driver build quality. Maybe I was unlikey with my pair but I am just too scared to get another pair and go through that long burning in process (which does work for cardas) only to have the same issue developed again.
I have a pair of yamaha studio monitors too. Hopefully one of these days I can get a nice XLR DAC source for it. I am happy with their overall presentation, it is just that adjusting volumes on them is a bit of a pain, overall I am happy with them. Had them for well over 2 years now.