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Poll Results: Which one would you order??

 
  • 69% (125)
    Carbo Tenore
  • 30% (55)
    Carbo Basso
180 Total Votes  
post #2821 of 4258
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post


This is madness

 

 

Madness?

 

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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

Eke thanks for the review! I'll definitely check out those songs. Crazy to think there's an iem out there that so many of us can appreciate. I will patiently wait for your future ASG-2 comparison. :P

Still Tenore-less myself, but I'm currently listening to Olafur Arnalds on my ER4S, and can only imagine how amazing it sounds on the Tenore. Makes me want to assemble a team of mathematicians and film a scientific breakthrough montage.
Ólafur Arnalds ♥♥♥: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0006BCBA0583523E

 

 

It's not even my favorite signature, yet I can appreciate the greatness. Idsynchrono will be sending you the KC06 soon, so there's consolation in that. I also prefer that to the likes of many top tiers I've heard. I'll compare to my ASG-2 as soon as I get it back.

 

I'm using sawed off Comply foam tips and Jays foam tips. By sawed off, I mean I cut off the excess foam on the Comply that extends past the nozzle, so that it doesn't alter the sound.

post #2822 of 4258
I have two pairs of unopened tenores that I'm willing to trade for a pair of Sony h3 or for a pair of JVC FX 850. If anyone is interested in trading it should be well worth it to you.
post #2823 of 4258
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

Some initial impressions that I posted on the discovery thread comparing the Basso's and Tenore's.  I'll post some more impressions after some burn-in if the sound changes.  

 

 

Zero Audio Tenores sound smooth right out of the box like the Basso's.  Stage is wide and deep, nice surround sound effect but less than the Basso's.  Bass is punchy and reaches almost as deep as the Basso's but less in quantity.  Tenore's do have punchier bass.  Midrange is close call but the Basso's are slightly more forward sounding to me but the Tenore's are smoother.  I think the less space makes the Tenore's more intimate sounding.  Treble sounds pretty much the same also but the bigger stage of the Basso's allows for better instrument separation.  It seems they are basically tuned the same for the most part but the Basso's bigger housing and bigger driver allows for more air and bigger bass.  Both earphones are balanced nicely but the Tenore's are more intimate and doesn't have as big of a "wow" factor as the Basso's.

Hi there, one of my favorite dynamic imes are the eph100s . did you may be tried both , i mean which one are more similar ( tenore or basso) to yamas sound signature? . thanx

post #2824 of 4258
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

I have two pairs of unopened tenores that I'm willing to trade for a pair of Sony h3 or for a pair of JVC FX 850. If anyone is interested in trading it should be well worth it to you.

 

No one will take your offer, the people in this thread are too kind to take advantage of you :p.

post #2825 of 4258
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

I have two pairs of unopened tenores that I'm willing to trade for a pair of Sony h3 or for a pair of JVC FX 850. If anyone is interested in trading it should be well worth it to you.

ROFL

Very good.


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post #2826 of 4258
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

Eke thanks for the review! I'll definitely check out those songs. Crazy to think there's an iem out there that so many of us can appreciate. I will patiently wait for your future ASG-2 comparison. :P

Still Tenore-less myself, but I'm currently listening to Olafur Arnalds on my ER4S, and can only imagine how amazing it sounds on the Tenore. Makes me want to assemble a team of mathematicians and film a scientific breakthrough montage.
Ólafur Arnalds ♥♥♥: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0006BCBA0583523E

 

Are you KIDDING ME? I just listened to him and it was amazing. I listened to the live concert on youtube.

post #2827 of 4258
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

I have two pairs of unopened tenores that I'm willing to trade for a pair of Sony h3 or for a pair of JVC FX 850. If anyone is interested in trading it should be well worth it to you.

¿Qué?

post #2828 of 4258
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

Some initial impressions that I posted on the discovery thread comparing the Basso's and Tenore's.  I'll post some more impressions after some burn-in if the sound changes.  

 

 

Zero Audio Tenores sound smooth right out of the box like the Basso's.  Stage is wide and deep, nice surround sound effect but less than the Basso's.  Bass is punchy and reaches almost as deep as the Basso's but less in quantity.  Tenore's do have punchier bass.  Midrange is close call but the Basso's are slightly more forward sounding to me but the Tenore's are smoother.  I think the less space makes the Tenore's more intimate sounding.  Treble sounds pretty much the same also but the bigger stage of the Basso's allows for better instrument separation.  It seems they are basically tuned the same for the most part but the Basso's bigger housing and bigger driver allows for more air and bigger bass.  Both earphones are balanced nicely but the Tenore's are more intimate and doesn't have as big of a "wow" factor as the Basso's.

Hi there, one of my favorite dynamic imes are the eph100s . did you may be tried both , i mean which one are more similar ( tenore or basso) to yamas sound signature? . thanx

 

I haven't heard the eph100. Almost bought them a few times a while back. But I'm very familiar with the graphs. And just based on the graphs as a "general" guide to the overall sound, the tenores have more linear treble and (if you get a reference set) less bass by a decent amount. I think the bassier tenore variant or the bassos are probably a little closer to the eph100. However, I'm just going on the fact that people say the bassos are bassier than the tenores... This is all speculation, but I think you would find the tenores a bit lighter sounding and more refined.

post #2829 of 4258
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post
 

 

I haven't heard the eph100. Almost bought them a few times a while back. But I'm very familiar with the graphs. And just based on the graphs as a "general" guide to the overall sound, the tenores have more linear treble and (if you get a reference set) less bass by a decent amount. I think the bassier tenore variant or the bassos are probably a little closer to the eph100. However, I'm just going on the fact that people say the bassos are bassier than the tenores... This is all speculation, but I think you would find the tenores a bit lighter sounding and more refined.

Thanks, useful!

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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post
 

 

I haven't heard the eph100. Almost bought them a few times a while back. But I'm very familiar with the graphs. And just based on the graphs as a "general" guide to the overall sound, the tenores have more linear treble and (if you get a reference set) less bass by a decent amount. I think the bassier tenore variant or the bassos are probably a little closer to the eph100. However, I'm just going on the fact that people say the bassos are bassier than the tenores... This is all speculation, but I think you would find the tenores a bit lighter sounding and more refined.

What you mean "I think the bassier tenore variant " ? Are there two tenor variants?

post #2830 of 4258
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Originally Posted by SkiesOfAzel View Post

Yes but in the case of the Tenores the cost is so small you could say it's the little death wink.gif .

Voided by the fact you have to buy 12 pairs, 😜

Just to be clear once moar(cuz I read something way back but couldn't respond at the time), I would take the Tenore's overall sound package over the KC06 but like the KC06 mid-to-highs more. I felt they better conveyed detail during my short audition. The Tenore's bass however sounded better defined and the low-mid bass balance was very well done.

This Tenore upping also applies to the EX1000 that I see inks mentions. As to Eke's mushroom trip with that H3... I would like to try both side by side and focus on imaging before he becomes dead to me. 😋

Also, GR07 BE FoLife homies. Carbon duckies auight but ain't got that prestige yet ho ho 😈. Am I doing this right lol.
post #2831 of 4258
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What you mean "I think the bassier tenore variant " ? Are there two tenor variants?
Not technically, but some people have got sets where the bass varied a bit due to manufacturing differences or something.
Edited by luisdent - 6/17/14 at 3:34pm
post #2832 of 4258
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

Buy the singlous if your looking for a better build version and maybe better sound then it😃... I think I'll buy the singlous as well 😖... Have doppios and tenores😃

Do it
post #2833 of 4258
Unity makes good point with his joke though. As good as these are, and they are, you're playing the lottery here. It could be one set before you get what you want or 17. Or you can buy luisdent's for $999 wink.gif

We don't even know what it is. It could be shoddy quality control. It could be a tuning adjustment and, if so, no word from the Zero Audio about it that anyone seems to know about, nor then which one is even intended. The flatter bass set could be a happy accident for specific buyers.

Furthermore, you're dealing with a manufacturer that doesn't want anything to do with international buyers and won't provide any warranty service.

Tbh, people recommending these on sound alone makes sense, this is head-fi after all, the ultimate goal. But from a consumer standpoint, recommending these is irresponsible IMO.

I personally won't be playing this game, lining the pockets of manufacturer that wants nothing to do with me, hoping that a FR shift that may be unintentional will magically solve every one of the issues I have with them and will happily keep and listen to one set I have.


Also, for anyone that might care, I'll have a few updated impressions soon-ish with the improved FR given tip and fit change. Some things improved a bit, others didn't. It is what it is.
Edited by vwinter - 6/17/14 at 4:25pm
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Has anyone tried buying direct from Zero Audio? It's an option on their page, and I'm thinking of going for it. 

post #2835 of 4258
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

Has anyone tried buying direct from Zero Audio? It's an option on their page, and I'm thinking of going for it. 

In hopes of warranty coverage or newest stock?
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