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post #5596 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Stuff Jones View Post

Just ordered the Tenores. I suppose at the prices both go for I could get both. Oh Headfi basshead.gif  

I need the B3's to complete the holy trinity of giant killers: Tenores, KC06's, and the Havi B3's.
post #5597 of 6488
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I need the B3's to complete the holy trinity of giant killers: Tenores, KC06's, and the Havi B3's.

 

Is the Tenore hype as justified as the M90 hype?

post #5598 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Stuff Jones View Post

Is the Tenore hype as justified as the M90 hype?
Justified. smily_headphones1.gif
post #5599 of 6488
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I just bought the songs I liked like Tifa's theme, Cid's theme, and others.

 

Good suggestion. I shoulda thunk of it, but didn't.

post #5600 of 6488
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I need the B3's to complete the holy trinity of giant killers: Tenores, KC06's, and the Havi B3's.

 

(Un) Fortunately, my ears do not like IEMs.

post #5601 of 6488
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Originally Posted by H T T View Post
 

Pataburd, thanks for the comparisons. From your descriptions, I'd love to buy a pair of PM-1s, but my wallet says, "no". :(

 

Maybe I can justify pair of Yamahas like Lors has been writing about...

 

if u ever go for the yammies...be prepared to set aside some $$ to buy  velor/suede pads for it, then that beautiful transparency comes thru.

( the pleather pads gave abit..just abit of pub hall effect.. might not bug u though..just my ears )

 

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If u like pop...light jazz..simple vocals...the Tenore is fine.

 

if u are keyed up about details..separation..then HAVI B3 Pro 1 is superb. Kinda like a Mikros in iem form. 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

i suspect Pataburd is gonna sell the PM-1 pretty soon...

he is struggling with the  "feminine" .."sculpted bass" ..given his great love for classicals..

poor chap...hate to see him tortured.

lolz....just teasing .

 

post #5602 of 6488
Well I'll go and compare the Mikros to the MA900 again since they both ended up next to me again.

Mikros: more treble, less bass, more detailed., clearer midrange, much better treble, more controlled bass

MA900: warmer, larger soundstage, more comfortable, bass envelopes you and goes deep enough for me.

The MA900 is great, but it's been topped, however, they still have a role to play, since they're so damn comfortable, and the soundstage is rediculous.

The Mikros' instrument separation and midrange texture accuracy are huge contributions to the Mikos' effectiveness. I'd like to hear any challenger though. Open or close, though I doubt any can top them... In anything but bass depth.
post #5603 of 6488
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Originally Posted by H T T View Post

Good suggestion. I shoulda thunk of it, but didn't.

I think it has the best game soundtrack... Of all time. Not even kidding.
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I think it has the best game soundtrack... Of all time. Not even kidding.

Ah video game music, I'm a fan :k701smile:

 

I am a massive fan of the Final Fantasy series, and I love ff7's soundtrack, Nobuo Uematsu is a genius.

 

My personal favorite soundtracks among the final fantasy games are ff4, ff6 and ff5 closely followed by ff7 and ff2 (I know that is a lot but I adore his work). I find ff2's soundtrack really underrated(The main theme, the rebel army and castle pandemonium gives me shivers! especially the symphonic suite versions). I hear ff9 and ff10 have great soundtracks as well but haven't played them.

 

This guys medleys are wicked:

ff6 medley , ff5 medley

 

Also Balance and ruin is also amazing (That link goes to a complete playlist) 

 

Trailer:

 

 

 

Other games which have amazing soundtracks imho: Castlevania series, Zelda series, Bastion, Child of Light, Golden sun series, Superbrothers: sword and sworcery

 

Child of light has amazing music! An example of a boss battle theme: 

 


Edited by johanchandy - 6/18/14 at 9:41pm
post #5605 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

 

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If u like pop...light jazz..simple vocals...the Tenore is fine.

 

if u are keyed up about details..separation..then HAVI B3 Pro 1 is superb. Kinda like a Mikros in iem form. 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Do the B3s have the same musicality as the Mikros do or is it more of sterile details and separation like AKGs or what I've heard of about Etymotics?

post #5606 of 6488

the stock tips( with firm core) on the b3 accentuates the highs...i swapped it for a softer FAD heaven 4 tip, or a JVC spiral tip ..

and the sound is more involving n in sync with the rest of the sonic freq...to my hearing.  This iem probably needs u to have a portable amp..

( the sansa clip works too..but not android fones.. ) to sound better...as in more 3D.

post #5607 of 6488
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Originally Posted by H T T View Post
 

Pataburd, thanks for the comparisons. From your descriptions, I'd love to buy a pair of PM-1s, but my wallet says, "no". :(

 

Maybe I can justify pair of Yamahas like Lors has been writing about...

The PM-1 are really "growing on" me.

Listened to Gustav Leonhardt playing J.S. Bach harpsicord pieces on the Deutcsh Harmonia Mundi label last night. Just an exceptionally smooth and detailed rendering of this instrument and those wonderful compositions.

The Mikros 90 and PM-1 are a great complementary pair.

Cold turkey this weekend: only the [Stock Pair #2] Mikros 90 (my least favorite, yet still respectable, stock sound signature so-far: bass light, pronounced in the treble and a touch cruel in the upper mids).  I am hoping to put another 50 or so hours on them and cross the "break-through" break-in threshhold over the weekend.

:smile_phones: 


Edited by pataburd - 6/19/14 at 7:12pm
post #5608 of 6488

growing......ya,   it better...:popcorn:      :tongue_smile:

post #5609 of 6488

Enjoying Stock Pair #2 with The Doors' "Roadhouse Blues".

These MLs have a nice nimble touch in the treble on this track [after giving the Linn Intek some warm-up time].

Whoa--"Love Street" sounds "pretty darn good" [borrowing from SGD's lexicon].  

Upper mids are still a little sharp with this pair, though.

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Put the [Stock Pair #2] Mikros 90 on "broil" last night, jacked them into the headphone output from the AVR-1905 receiver, dialed over to the local Rock station and turned the volume up.  

Was also worried about a possiblly elevated left channel imbalance until--blush--I flushed out my right ear canal(!).

Listening to Jalal El Hamdaoui [Morocco/"Sidi H'bibi"] from the Putumayu release Arabic Beat.  Nice!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Uqfl4QvsOI&feature=kp

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