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Poll Results: Which one would you order??

 
  • 70% (146)
    Carbo Tenore
  • 29% (61)
    Carbo Basso
207 Total Votes  
post #4126 of 4468
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyJacks View Post

Ooh you saying that people are getting bad batches?

Not bad so much as different. We think we know what the Tenore should sound like, but it's tough to be sure without Zero Audio weighing in.
post #4127 of 4468
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

I think we just need to remind ourselves that the Tenore is exceedingly inconsistent in regards to sound, especially bass emphasis. Some of these comparisons aren't ever going to match up.
Agreed. Too bad too, when it's good, it's real good...
post #4128 of 4468
It's sad to see a good product gone to waste with inconsistencies due to poor quality control. I only realized how good it is after getting a reference sounding pair in Tokyo.
post #4129 of 4468

Can we get a Chinese DIY brand like SIDY to tune the HK1 (which uses the same size microdriver and is similar in design) like the reference Tenore while also having better build quality, consistent sound signature, and immunity to channel imbalance? I dream...

post #4130 of 4468

Anybody notice any mids or treble inconsistencies?

post #4131 of 4468

Hm that is a bit strange with the inconsistencies and now that you have brought it up I want to say that I may have read a post from someone elsewhere addressing this. I did not really put much stock into because I wanted to try it with my own ears, my own sources, etc. Even with most of the feedback I have read being very positive. I feel like it is best to give a shot to what you hear, good or bad to anyone else. Since in the end this is our own hobbies that we just happen to share with other people with similar interests. I am glad to know that, thanks for the update on this IEM, I think I have a good model the bass is not superb but good. So, perhaps there are others out there where it is a bit more tight with some tracks.

post #4132 of 4468
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Anybody notice any mids or treble inconsistencies?

Yes, my first pair's highs are rolled off earlier than the reference pair and accentuated mid-bass. I got rid of it.

post #4133 of 4468

I can't decide between the TTPOD T1-E and the Zero Audio Carbo Basso (not Tenore). Generally, I listen to alternative (Coldplay, M83, OneRepublic, etc) , soundtrack (Hans Zimmer, Disasterpeace, etc) , and post-rock (Moving Mountains, Sigur Ros, etc) and I often use my earphones to watch movies. I enjoy being enveloped by my music, having sub-bass I can feel and highs that aren't too harsh, so people who have/had both, how do they compare? I will be listening unamped via laptop and phone and generally cable down.

post #4134 of 4468
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Originally Posted by awcamaro View Post
 

I can't decide between the TTPOD T1-E and the Zero Audio Carbo Basso (not Tenore). Generally, I listen to alternative (Coldplay, M83, OneRepublic, etc) , soundtrack (Hans Zimmer, Disasterpeace, etc) , and post-rock (Moving Mountains, Sigur Ros, etc) and I often use my earphones to watch movies. I enjoy being enveloped by my music, having sub-bass I can feel and highs that aren't too harsh, so people who have/had both, how do they compare? I will be listening unamped via laptop and phone and generally cable down.

I know I have read for soundtrack that the bassos would sound great, giving it a nicer staging and probably some depth. That probably goes for movies as well. AS far as coldplay I would have no idea, and granted this is just on what I read but I did watch some movies with the Tenores and it sounded great a long with hans zimmer(I have all of his music that I could find) and I do have parachutes by coldplay which sounded great as well.

post #4135 of 4468

This incoming week I'm finally going to get my pair of Tenores. I'm equally excited and worried.

post #4136 of 4468
post #4137 of 4468
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyJacks View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by awcamaro View Post

 
I can't decide between the TTPOD T1-E and the Zero Audio Carbo Basso (not Tenore). Generally, I listen to alternative (Coldplay, M83, OneRepublic, etc) , soundtrack (Hans Zimmer, Disasterpeace, etc) , and post-rock (Moving Mountains, Sigur Ros, etc) and I often use my earphones to watch movies. I enjoy being enveloped by my music, having sub-bass I can feel and highs that aren't too harsh, so people who have/had both, how do they compare? I will be listening unamped via laptop and phone and generally cable down.
I know I have read for soundtrack that the bassos would sound great, giving it a nicer staging and probably some depth. That probably goes for movies as well. AS far as coldplay I would have no idea, and granted this is just on what I read but I did watch some movies with the Tenores and it sounded great a long with hans zimmer(I have all of his music that I could find) and I do have parachutes by coldplay which sounded great as well.
Coldplay sounds incredible on the reference tenores. I have every album (original coldplay). Really good.
post #4138 of 4468

so, i'm considering the tenores, but are the qc issues really as bad as everyone's making out? are any of the available suppliers on amazon known to have a more consistent batch of tenores or is it pretty much a shot in the dark whether or not you'll get a "quality" pair of tenores thanks to their qc?

post #4139 of 4468

Happy to report that after 3 weeks of use, my pair of tenores are still going strong! No sign of TTS or whatsoever. 

post #4140 of 4468

Success! The other day I passed the 7 day mark with zero signs of TTS. I am now officially endorsing taking off the mesh screen and stuffing a small amount of cotton into the barrel. Sound has been spectacular and perfectly consistent throughout the entire week of testing. Clarity is not at all affected by this mod, and may actually be slightly improved, although I can't put the mesh screen back on to be 100% sure. 

 

I offer my thanks to James (I think it was him) for recommending this mod. It has extended the quality and usefulness of my Tenore in way I didn't think was possible. I will, of course, keep everyone updated if anything changes, but 7 straight listening sessions with zero issues is a very good sign that this problem has been solved.

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