I am talking about their response to you, which i frankly find insulting.
I'm now scared to use my Tenore
They are already on the hands of the sister of a friend that lives in USA that was nice enough to buy them, because she's coming in August to Chile, but well...I hope they are going to be good, but seriously, I'm going to be pretty scared to use them everyday, I wanted something that sounded nice but with all these quality issues...welp
Yeah, you summed it up nicely. I like my sound as much as the next head-fier but i also believe that consumers are responsible about how they choose what they buy. I don't mind honest mistakes, we are all human after all, but i wouldn't want to see a company that disrespects their consumers in a place of power so i wont support them. I know it sounds silly, i am after all just one person, but i see it as a responsibility not unlike voting, so its an ethical issue to me. I will post the results of my blind tests when i am done with them and then i am finished with this thread.
Yeah, he's definitely being irrational to believe that a company should be accountable for their products.
You'll fit in here wonderfully.
I am not angry, it's just an iem, they didn't burn my house down . My choice not to support ZA is motivated by logic, not emotion, maybe it's a Kantian logic but it's logic nonetheless . Besides if you look for my previous posts you will find out i really like the Tenores, in fact i like them better than every other iem i've bought or auditioned and that includes some stuff that cost 5-6 times as much. My comparison will concentrate mostly on frequency variations so the only bias there can be has to do with my ears .
O.k. That's what I thought you mean, but wasn't positive.
Shipping defects are very common. But "consistent" shipping defects with the same product from multiple resellers? I wouldn't go that far, but who knows...
Personally, the variance is what annoys me the most. I'm not dismissing failures, but assuming there was no failure the variances between sets would be like sony selling an ex1000 and an ex600 and calling them both an ex1000. Someone would graph that after hearing the difference and sony would take some heavy heat. But with the tenore we're talking about more variance in multiple directions! Unacceptable.
I still love the sound, and I still think they're a good bargain "if" you can get a reference pair. Not that any pairs sound bad, they don't. But I'd rather use another earphone than listen to the bassier variant personally. Too soft in presentation for my tastes.
Also, just a theory, but all these imbalances and differences. Is it possible that people's ears become warm and moist and cause blockage in the filter/mesh/damper? I'm not talking about sweat. I'm talking about basic moisture. These things are micro small components. ZA even said a damper could cause bass variance. Perhaps the moisture causes a block in the damper or some internal component and starts dropping the volume or changing the response?? It would explain why they "get better" after a while or after a break. It could explain the bassy-ness as well if they became really moist on a shipping container or something to the point where they built up crud or gunk that doesn't just "go away" like ear moisture. Of my sets, they are all similar in sound, but they are not all the same volume. When comparing them I had to fluctuate the volume to make them equal.
Just some ideas.