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Poll Results: Which one would you order??

 
  • 70% (131)
    Carbo Tenore
  • 29% (56)
    Carbo Basso
187 Total Votes  
post #3511 of 4314
Totally OT

@SilverEars: Is that a still from Kickboxer? Wife and I inadvertently visited JCVD's home town in Belgium while we were on our honeymoon. Went on a guided bike tour in Brugge, rode over to Damme (sp?), and the guide said it was JCVD's home town. My wife had no idea who he was. I being a male teen in the '80s knew exactly who he was. The scene where he is instructed to stretch and is forced into the splits still gives me the heebie-jeebies eek.gif.
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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post

Totally OT

@SilverEars: Is that a still from Kickboxer? Wife and I inadvertently visited JCVD's home town in Belgium while we were on our honeymoon. Went on a guided bike tour in Brugge, rode over to Damme (sp?), and the guide said it was JCVD's home town. My wife had no idea who he was. I being a male teen in the '80s knew exactly who he was. The scene where he is instructed to stretch and is forced into the splits still gives me the heebie-jeebies eek.gif.

Yup it's Jean-Claude.  :o It's from the movie BloodSport(One of my childhood favorite movie). I got reminded of the awesomeness of this fine flick form the kumitate thread.  kumitate, kumite.  And if you don't know, Now you know n*******h.

 

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/694510/kumitate-lab-a-triumph-and-celebration-of-diy-appreciation-thread/15

 


Edited by SilverEars - 7/10/14 at 11:02pm
post #3513 of 4314
Using the firmer TF10 tips, the sound signature sits somewhere between the stock tips & the generic ASG tips.
Although to a lesser degree you still get improved soundstage, 3D stereo, depth and airiness without any perceived change to the highs. The mids are no longer feel warm as they did with the ASG tips and are closer to stock. Sub bass is increased and this is very apparent when listening to Drake's Take Care album. Might not be everyone's cup of tea but I'm loving it. I would say its a clean increase in sub bass without affecting other range. The fit & isolation is equally great.

For now I'm going to leave the TF10 tips on as the sound signature is a good trade between the stock and ASG tips. Also because they were a pain to get on. I was worried I might yank the cable whilst struggling to stretch them on.

I think this is a good tip to try out especially if you agree with some points that sfwalcer bought up in his review on Tenore. To my ears these tips are able to maintain the great characteristics of the Tenore sound and add more life. I feel it nicely addresses some genuine points that were bought up.
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

Besides the crazy lush micro details, which adds A LOT of refinement to their overall sound, nothing really immediately jumps out at you cuz the overall sound is so well balance from end to end of the sonic spectrum. This can be a fault itself in that some that want a more "unique" sound might fine them a bit boring cuz they are kinda' in the lukewarm side of things which is neither too cold (analytical) nor too warm (bassy). ...

So for me these tenores lived up to their hype and didn't cuz they are no doubt a very good sounding set of iems, that doesn't have many glaring faults, but they are not the most exciting sounding IEM that's for sure.




Yep the grey tips do look kewel on a Tenore cool.gif
Edited by archy121 - 7/11/14 at 4:40am
post #3514 of 4314

When I received my Tenore in May I was pleased with them. I heard some some sub-bass, and enough other bass to support the music, great flat response, fine detail, smoothness, power, no glaring flaws - basically as described. I believe they are a reference pair because I'm quite susceptible to overwhelming bass / muffled sound

post #3515 of 4314
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post
 

Tenore vs. KC06... Fight!

Overall winner: Tenore   

 

This is so close because there are major points against the Tenore. Quality control is the worst I've ever seen in an iem. Imaging isn't great. But the KC06 has marks against it too. The timbre of the mids is off, and the treble can have too much abrasion for my tastes, although the right tips helps a lot here. More than anything, fit on the KC06 is abysmal for me, so they just aren't something that I could live with as a daily driver. The Tenore, with all it's issues, offers some of the best sound and easiest fit out there, making it the clear winner to me. Can I recommend it to people that only want to buy one pair? Hell no. I'm not even convinced that my last pair will make it another month. But in the same breath I say we call ourselves audiophiles for a reason, and right now the Tenore is that reason.  

 

Obligatory pics:

 

 


 

Your Tenore and mine must sound the same, because I agree with your impressions and I also love the Meelectronics double flange tips!

post #3516 of 4314
My Tenores sound amazing, are reference, and smooth as fine glass, but the weirdness of the drivers has me so preoccupied with the quirks, it's like staring at a hairy mole on a good looking chick.
post #3517 of 4314
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

 
Tenore vs. KC06... Fight!

Overall winner: Tenore   

This is so close because there are major points against the Tenore. Quality control is the worst I've ever seen in an iem. Imaging isn't great. But the KC06 has marks against it too. The timbre of the mids is off, and the treble can have too much abrasion for my tastes, although the right tips helps a lot here. More than anything, fit on the KC06 is abysmal for me, so they just aren't something that I could live with as a daily driver. The Tenore, with all it's issues, offers some of the best sound and easiest fit out there, making it the clear winner to me. Can I recommend it to people that only want to buy one pair? Hell no. I'm not even convinced that my last pair will make it another month. But in the same breath I say we call ourselves audiophiles for a reason, and right now the Tenore is that reason.  




Obligatory pics:











Your Tenore and mine must sound the same, because I agree with your impressions and I also love the Meelectronics double flange tips!
Yeah. I switched back to my tenore today. Oh so sweet. So neutral. So compact. I'm loving it.
post #3518 of 4314
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Originally Posted by LanceP11 View Post

My Tenores sound amazing, are reference, and smooth as fine glass, but the weirdness of the drivers has me so preoccupied with the quirks, it's like staring at a hairy mole on a good looking chick.

 

LOL....what a way to describe a good looking chick :D

post #3519 of 4314
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LOL....what a way to describe a good looking chick biggrin.gif

LOL Thanks! Speaking the truth! beerchug.gif
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Cheers Lance P11 :beerchug:

post #3521 of 4314

Start experiencing channel imbalance...frustrating :(

post #3522 of 4314
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Originally Posted by Miyaichi View Post

Start experiencing channel imbalance...frustrating frown.gif

Started up again with me last night, so I switched to my modded Pistons.
post #3523 of 4314

Hey Luis, is there a way to find out what frequency range this track covers? And if there are any frequencies it doesn't cover? I ask because with this track I can notice difference between the HD800 and one of my CIEM. 800 is pretty accurate this this. It seems to be a good track to hear how the treble and bass performs.

 

 


Edited by SilverEars - 7/12/14 at 9:08am
post #3524 of 4314
Not Luis but... assuming you already have the track and not want to analyze the youtube video, on the cheap, probably a decent spectrum visualizer. Ability to zoom in past just a set number of bars would probably be ideal.

A spectrum analyzer would likely have a learning curve and cost significantly more.

Personally, and unscientifically, I've used Soniq Player for iOS (if you have an iOS device) since I'm rarely at my computer at home and have been pretty satisfied for this specific need. It's like $1 right now.
post #3525 of 4314
Thread Starter 

Wow this thread still exploding in the usual fashion. Nice to see! :D

 

Apologies for my absence, life has taken over.

 

If anyone has suggestions about things to add to the OP then please PM me and I will do it as soon as I can.

 

Oh and my Tenores are still going strong, and are still of course my fav IEMs. :etysmile:

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