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Poll Results: Which one would you order??

 
  • 68% (114)
    Carbo Tenore
  • 31% (52)
    Carbo Basso
166 Total Votes  
post #241 of 4006
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Ds should have his soon.  I ordered the CKS1000's a day ago since I couldn't resist anymore.  For sibilance, I am VERY sensitive to it and these have not fatigued me yet.  I have around 70 hours of burn on these and the Tenore's now and both are sounding quite good at this point.  I'll report back end of this weekend when there's a full 100 hours on them.  I'm sure Ds will give better/more detailed impressions when he gets his.  

 

Awesome!

 

post #242 of 4006
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post


How do you know that though?
 

Read thoughts on the thread :)

post #243 of 4006

I'm thinking of unloading my GR07's for the Basso's.

 

They don't get much use since I got my JVC HA-FXZ200's

 

Can anyone compare the Basso's to the GR07's or JVC's?

 

And how is the isolation with these? Kind of important. I use them at work in louder environments.

post #244 of 4006
Thread Starter 
Don't know about the Basso's, but the Tenore isolate really good. On par with my Yamaha EPH100, if not better.
post #245 of 4006

Basso's isolate just as well as the Tenore's.  Housing is bigger but fits in the ear canals with no issues.  

 

The Basso's will give a more colored/fun presentation over the GR07's.  This doesn't mean you won't get the details in the music.  It's just more engaging to listen to.  If you like the GR07's, the Tenore's might be a better phone to get.  Compared to the Z200's, those are in another league.  The bass is overbearing and can get fatiguing after a short while.  All the other phones are better balanced to which I mean nothing is boosted as much as the Z200's.  

 

Someone asked about the realism of acoustic instruments and I'd have to say the Basso's and Tenore's pass this test very nicely.  Orchestral music sounds a little better with the Basso's because of the added bass and larger stage.  Singer/songwriter with single acoustic guitar sounds a little better on the Tenore's because it sounds more forward and there's a little more zip in the plucking of the guitar strings.  


Edited by DannyBai - 6/15/13 at 2:41pm
post #246 of 4006
Thread Starter 

^Nice post mate!

 

I shall be adding it to the OP.
 

post #247 of 4006
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

^Nice post mate!

 

I shall be adding it to the OP.
 

Thank you Lifted!

post #248 of 4006
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Basso's isolate just as well as the Tenore's.  Housing is bigger but fits in the ear canals with no issues.  

 

The Basso's will give a more colored/fun presentation over the GR07's.  This doesn't mean you won't get the details in the music.  It's just more engaging to listen to.  If you like the GR07's, the Tenore's might be a better phone to get.  Compared to the Z200's, those are in another league.  The bass is overbearing and can get fatiguing after a short while.  All the other phones are better balanced to which I mean nothing is boosted as much as the Z200's.  

 

Someone asked about the realism of acoustic instruments and I'd have to say the Basso's and Tenore's pass this test very nicely.  Orchestral music sounds a little better with the Basso's because of the added bass and larger stage.  Singer/songwriter with single acoustic guitar sounds a little better on the Tenore's because it sounds more forward and there's a little more zip in the plucking of the guitar strings.  

Will you be getting VSD1?

Would like a comparison of the 3.

In terms of basso and tenore, which better for trance? Both same speed bass?

post #249 of 4006
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Originally Posted by nekromantik View Post

Will you be getting VSD1?

Would like a comparison of the 3.

In terms of basso and tenore, which better for trance? Both same speed bass?

I already have the VSD1 and prefer the Basso's and Tenore's more.  

 

I think all three will do trance quite well.  None of them have recessed midrange which is awesome for my tastes but both the Tenore's and Basso's are smoother in this area.  Treble is better refined also on the Zero Audio's.  The VSD1's have more mid-bass over the ZA's.  Basso's have mostly sub-bass, Tenore's bass is like the Basso's but in less quantity.  I prefer the bass of the Tenore's the most because it's less abundant but still very present.  Midrange is a toss up between the Tenore's and the Basso's.  I would say the Tenore's are just slightly smoother.  There's less of a treble presence in the vocals.  The VSD1's are a little more peaky so it doesn't sound as natural.  As for speed of bass, it would go: Tenore's, VSD1 = Basso's.  I think the mid-bass presence of the VSD1's make them sound as fast as the Basso's or faster but I still prefer the Basso's bass by a good margin.

post #250 of 4006
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I already have the VSD1 and prefer the Basso's and Tenore's more.  

 

I think all three will do trance quite well.  None of them have recessed midrange which is awesome for my tastes but both the Tenore's and Basso's are smoother in this area.  Treble is better refined also on the Zero Audio's.  The VSD1's have more mid-bass over the ZA's.  Basso's have mostly sub-bass, Tenore's bass is like the Basso's but in less quantity.  I prefer the bass of the Tenore's the most because it's less abundant but still very present.  Midrange is a toss up between the Tenore's and the Basso's.  I would say the Tenore's are just slightly smoother.  There's less of a treble presence in the vocals.  The VSD1's are a little more peaky so it doesn't sound as natural.  As for speed of bass, it would go: Tenore's, VSD1 = Basso's.  I think the mid-bass presence of the VSD1's make them sound as fast as the Basso's or faster but I still prefer the Basso's bass by a good margin.

Thanks :)

Looks like I will get Tenore's!

Cant at the moment but hope they dont go up in price in next month or so!

post #251 of 4006
Thread Starter 
Another great write-up Danny man.

Will stick that in the OP tomorrow as well.
post #252 of 4006
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Someone asked about the realism of acoustic instruments and I'd have to say the Basso's and Tenore's pass this test very nicely.  Orchestral music sounds a little better with the Basso's because of the added bass and larger stage.  Singer/songwriter with single acoustic guitar sounds a little better on the Tenore's because it sounds more forward and there's a little more zip in the plucking of the guitar strings.  

 

^This is what makes the Basso very special to me... timbre is magnificent, feels like the instruments are played live around you.

post #253 of 4006

d marc0, do you feel they have anything substantial that the H-200 don't?

post #254 of 4006
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Originally Posted by quartertone View Post

d marc0, do you feel they have anything substantial that the H-200 don't?

 

The fit is one of the best I had ever... very easy to insert in your ear canal and the comfort is superb; you won't feel its there after a few minutes.

 

As for sound, the H200 is just better in every department except soundstage. The Bassos equipped with the right tips (i use the H200 clear silicone tips) has that airy projection making soundstage one of the best i've heard so far. Timbre is also just a tad bit better on the Bassos... but everything else is just at another level with the H200.

 

I use the Bassos for casual/fun listening at work and the gym but when it's time to get serious... I'd always use the H200.

post #255 of 4006

Which one is darker/has more bass quantity: the SoundMAGIC E10 or Basso?

Thanks in advance.

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