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Poll Results: Which one would you order??

 
  • 69% (127)
    Carbo Tenore
  • 30% (56)
    Carbo Basso
183 Total Votes  
post #3481 of 4264
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Originally Posted by Baycode View Post


You have a TTS (Typical Tenore Syndrome) man!

It has no stability. It happens and goes away after some time... without any signs, without any reasons, without any explanations angry_face.gif you don't know how long will it last or how long will it take to cure.

Many people suck their Tenore's holes (yes both front and rear very_evil_smiley.gif ), many people removed the filters, many people played around the cable and connections........ NO CURE, NO OUTCOME!


That TTS will make any Tenore lover a paranoid listener basshead.gif  



LOL LOL SO TRUE SO TRUE!! TTS IT IS!!!

p.s. I ended up just using my AM-90's with bass boost, and gave the Tenores a rest for the night.
post #3482 of 4264

Guys just for the reference i ordered a tenore from amazon.com but from a japaneese reseller with good feedback and got my self a reference pair. Not sure if this is a rule or not , that all japaneese from amazon sell reference pairs. Btw my tenore is collecting dust the past few days since i got my pk1 earbud . I think i'm more fan of soundstage instead of detail , but i'm sure i will eventually go back to tenore ;)

post #3483 of 4264
Maybe there is a load of unwanted factory seconds that are being floated into circulation ?

What was the name of the ebay seller you bought your set from ? eina-japan by any chance ? Not sure where this individual is sourcing his supply as he is not an official supplier.

My one set that I have out is doing fine so far with 40hrs+ burn. To be honest only a fraction of that has been listening time & the rest burn time in drawer.

Listening to Money Don't matter 2night by Prince is quite an experience. The level of detail & layering of this well produced track becomes very apparent with the Tenore. Great track to listen to if you want to hear what Tenore can do.
Edited by archy121 - 7/10/14 at 7:00am
post #3484 of 4264
The Altone200 caught my attention as well but I was quickly put off by reports that it 's extended highs show sibilance.
Sounds too fatiguing for my liking. Cringing thought of EX1000 like highs come to mind.

The Tenore highs are silky perfection to my ears.

What I could do with is slightly bigger soundstage & airiness. I'm back to the stock tips as the Sony hybrids seem to make the soundstage smaller . I'm also considering buying a portable amp such as the BH2 to bring further improvements in sound.
Edited by archy121 - 7/10/14 at 8:38am
post #3485 of 4264
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Originally Posted by archy121 View Post

The Altone200 caught my attention as well but I was quickly put off by reports that it 's extended highs show sibilance.
Sounds too fatiguing for my liking. Cringing thought of EX1000 like highs come to mind.

The Tenore highs are silky perfection to my ears.

What I could do with is slightly bigger soundstage & airiness. I'm back to the stock tips as the Sony hybrids seem to make the soundstage smaller . I'm also considering buying a portable amp such as the BH2 to bring further improvements in sound.

If you want bigger soundstage and more air, try the Meelectronics double flange tips mentioned in the first post.

post #3486 of 4264
But double flange have negative impact on bass right ?

I believe I have a ref. Tenore and wouldn't want to loose any of the low level bass.

That's why I was thinking of getting a portable amp to see if it can help a little. I will also try out few other single flange tips.
post #3487 of 4264
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Originally Posted by archy121 View Post

But double flange have negative impact on bass right ?

I believe I have a ref. Tenore and wouldn't want to loose any of the low level bass.

That's why I was thinking of getting a portable amp to see if it can help a little. I will also try out few other single flange tips.


Not necessary.  Double flange can help with isolation which improves low end, and it extends the distance a sound travels to your ear drum.  But in general, too many variable in that equation considering anatomy of your ear, the diameter of eartip opening, and so on.  So it could work both way.  In general, a smaller bore opening with a longer core of the tip will give you more bass and wider with a shorter core will give you less.

post #3488 of 4264
Just got these on loan from another HFer. This pair is definitely a bassy edition. eek.gif I have to EQ a low-shelf filter @ around 90hz for -5 db for it to feel "normal". I agree with the HD600 similarities that someone luisdent brought up. Very smooth and natural sounding. So far, I still prefer the TE-05. I definitely wish it had the isolation that the Tenores provide but not a deal breaker for me. Tempted to buy one if I can land a reference pair.
Edited by MrEleventy - 7/10/14 at 2:24pm
post #3489 of 4264
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

Just got these on loan from another HFer. This pair is definitely a bassy edition. eek.gif I have to EQ a low-shelf filter @ around 90hz for -5 db for it to feel "normal". I agree with the HD600 similarities that someone brought up. Very smooth and natural sounding. So far, I still prefer the TE-05. I definitely wish it had the isolation that the Tenores provide but not a deal breaker for me. Tempted to buy one if I can land a reference pair.
That was me ;-)
post #3490 of 4264
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

That was me ;-)
Fixed! smily_headphones1.gif

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post #3491 of 4264
So I have gone ahead and ordered the following double flange tips from ebay.
The seem to have a good length and an opening bore that's moderate in size. So hopefully all round good compromise.

Going to be a wait from china :s

If anyone in the uk has a spare pair of melec double flange tip I would be happy to buy.



Edited by archy121 - 7/10/14 at 2:59pm
post #3492 of 4264
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Originally Posted by archy121 View Post

But double flange have negative impact on bass right ?

I believe I have a ref. Tenore and wouldn't want to loose any of the low level bass.
;)
That's why I was thinking of getting a portable amp to see if it can help a little. I will also try out few other single flange tips.

 

Even a reference pair has a 4-5dbs lift to sub bass so I doubt your Tenores need any help with the bass ;).

post #3493 of 4264
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Originally Posted by SkiesOfAzel View Post

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Originally Posted by archy121 View Post

But double flange have negative impact on bass right ?


I believe I have a ref. Tenore and wouldn't want to loose any of the low level bass.
wink.gif

That's why I was thinking of getting a portable amp to see if it can help a little. I will also try out few other single flange tips.

Even a reference pair has a 4-5dbs lift to sub bass so I doubt your Tenores need any help with the bass wink.gif .

4-5db? Not my reference.
post #3494 of 4264
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post


4-5db? Not my reference.

 

So how much difference would you say there is in db between your reference pairs and a hd600 at 40hz ?

post #3495 of 4264
I don't know about difference in db's in sub bass, but the intermittent difference in db's from left to right speaker is really irking me and making me not love the Tenores as much.

I was so pissy, I fell asleep using my Astrotec Am-90, and that's saying something!
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