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Poll Results: Which one would you order??

 
  • 69% (124)
    Carbo Tenore
  • 30% (54)
    Carbo Basso
178 Total Votes  
post #766 of 4249
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post

My bassos have about 50 hours burn in now (still burning in) but brief listening tests show great promise.  compared to the Tenores they

have much more sub bass, 3D like dimensionality and midrange treble sparkle. they sound like "live audio" wheras the Tenores are smoother

more studio sounding and polite.  both will be useful for diffrent kinds of music.  The Bassos are very dramatic, the music seems

live, interacting instruments dance, and the attack is much greater than the polite and mannered Tenores.  Bassos have a

dramatic flair, that is for sure.  Still listening...thinking of comparing these with ath ckim77x amd sony eb90s...

would either of those be an improvement for ddm?


Do you feel that this "live audio" essence is present to all genres of music? I think someone else mentioned the same thing and that was another main reason I chose Basso over Tenore

post #767 of 4249

pretty much yes.  the tenorss also sound good on ddm but shine on acoustic, vocals, more refined music. definitely good to great overall.

the bassos are MONSTERS on ddm, with an experience ive only had before LIVE dancing in front speakers at festivals. the vocals are a bit

rolled off and not as smooth as on the tenors however, so its a compromise.....as Mark Twain said, "you pays your money and you takes your choice"....ha,...  thats why i broke down and got BOTH for different kinds of music.  my guess is that the ATH CKS1000s may do do both in one ism, but im saving up for that.  also experrimenting with amping the different phones.  the color fly c3 is by far my best portable player and i dont need an amp on either the Tenores or the Bassos but an amp such as the RS Predator (class A) may give the bass more control on the Tenores, etc.  I'm lookin ginto getting a jds labs C5 cause of all the positive reports on how it handles bass on these types of iems.

and i have an RS SR71 and some dacs (NOS based and dragonfly) to experiment with in the chain of output when listening directly out of

Macbook Air....lots of fun ahead!  stay tuned and keep listening!  its a shamanic sound quest......the bassos are definately

a WOW experience if not entirely accurate or smooth....

ps my sony mdr 7550s, just almost burned in, are the most balanced presentation of all, but i m not sure i want that for ddm anyway.

but for folk, well recorded rock, female vocals, they are unbelievable.....available now on amazon/ebay for 174,99, about half the list price and

well loved my headfiers who have the mer ex1000s, which are 3 times the price and many listeners standard of reference....highly recommended!

post #768 of 4249

still on my quest list...sony eb90s, ath cks77x, fidelio S2, X1, and of course the ATH CKS1000

new Nuforce 700s redesigned getting much hype here in head-fi discovery land and probably worth a listen.

Audio Technica has a whole new line up coming out in the fall also, and prices may dip on their

current iem line then.....  i love the Audio Technica house sound for edm and my current favorites are

my well burned in ATH CKM99s, which although kind of brutal, make me dance in place with massive

lively bass, but they are old design, one chamber Titaneum chamber, and the new double chamber

CKS1000 line up is reputed to be an amazing breakthrough!!!.  the Zero audio drivers are slimmer than

many others and seal deepr into the ear drum making bass repro tighter and louder...

my go to always in my pocket iem is the SONY XBA3, which is refined sweet and always listenable, but

lacks dramatic flair for edm or bass rich rock, hence the QUEST  is on..

post #769 of 4249

Thanks for the impressions! I hope that I will have the same reaction in a couple of days. Too bad I can't stand EDM or other similar genres, Bassos seem to be the right IEMs for these.

BTW what could be the flip side IEM of the Basso?

post #770 of 4249

the Tenores are smooth and silky for more refined music. and the sony xba3s...are excellent for symphonic, classical, guitar music etc.

my ol favorite tf3s occassionally come out for more lyrical folkish music and for almost everything my GRADO RS1s rock the house

especially when amped on my audio ocean tube amp (which i highly recommend, smooth and glassy amplification with much power and detail, but not portable and gets very hot...the upgraded NOS tube version on ebay highly recommended (just a few dollars more).i love the grade sound, but its not bass emphasized of course, and too bright for a lot of people..never heard the grado iems however.

My main head some system (reference studio quality) is different:

 

it is the W1000 ATH cherrywood full size driver phones to a PS audio GSCH headphone amp, through a monsoon dac and powersupply upgraded

Music Fidelity Tube Buffer with solid silver audioquest  and cryo cables connecting it all through a ps audio power filter (duet).  this system is the most musical and detail revealing of any of the soundsystems in my home and causes people to immediatley start hallucinating synethesia

(ie seeing colours and dancers in the music and hearing stories) and is a successful audio quest!!

everything else is like toys compared to this, but of course this system is not mobile and requires a lot of maintenance to keep it

running smoothly out of my macbook air using AUVIRVANAPLUS as the software server. the custom Mac mini servers that MOJO audio

produces would be my next big upgrade to this system when i could afford it.  

post #771 of 4249

Got my basso's today and to be honest they didn't blow my mind the way I was expecting them to. Still love 'm though, better than my VC02's. Just wondering: do these puppies benefit a lot from burn-in?

post #772 of 4249
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Originally Posted by Live with Sound View Post

Got my basso's today and to be honest they didn't blow my mind the way I was expecting them to. Still love 'm though, better than my VC02's. Just wondering: do these puppies benefit a lot from burn-in?

 

I didn't really notice any sound difference after burn-in. Did you pair it with an amp? I find them to scale really well with an appropriate amp. Started with the Fiio E11 but it didn't really bring much but as soon as I got the C5, the bassos sounded like a totally different IEM.

post #773 of 4249

almost finished burning in my bassos, they do sound still a bit rough and unintegrated directlly out of ipod classic.  will try them with RS predator today....so you believe the C5 is a good investment??

post #774 of 4249
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post

almost finished burning in my bassos, they do sound still a bit rough and unintegrated directlly out of ipod classic.  will try them with RS predator today....so you believe the C5 is a good investment??

 

one of the best investments i've made so far...

heaps of headfiers are also happy with the C&C BH. certainly something worth to look at.

post #775 of 4249
BX500's are a worthy investment for those who prefer armature drivers. I'll post some impressions over the weekend.
post #776 of 4249
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

BX500's are a worthy investment for those who prefer armature drivers. I'll post some impressions over the weekend.

I'm llooking forward to this Dannybai, thank you for making the effort. I wonder how they compare to the XBA1 & XBA3?
post #777 of 4249
It wasnt that bad at first but im noticing some serious driver flex coming from both sides.

Might be all in my head but things sound muffled and dont sound as clear as I remember.

Hope these dont get worse.
post #778 of 4249
The c3>bh 2>basso is a magical combination.
post #779 of 4249
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Originally Posted by mikaveli06 View Post

The c3>bh 2>basso is a magical combination.


I'll give you $150 for that C3 plus BH2 of yours now!!! Whatcha say. bigsmile_face.gif

post #780 of 4249
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikaveli06 View Post

The c3>bh 2>basso is a magical combination.

 

You're not kidding! I've always been impressed with the Basso's. The C3+bh combo is awesome as well - everything sounds amazing off of it, not the least of which are the Basso's.

 

Edit: After listening for a while, damn yes the c3>bh>basso is magical! Trying to wipe the stupid grin off of my face :)

 

Edit#2: Listen to a good quality recording of Jeff Beck's Angel (Footsteps) with the combo. Wow.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

I'll give you $150 for that C3 plus BH2 of yours now!!! Whatcha say. bigsmile_face.gif

 

Work it buddy! Knowing you though, you'll probably swing that deal one of these days! You might have to throw in some rings though tongue.gif


Edited by waynes world - 7/29/13 at 9:12pm
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