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Poll Results: Which one would you order??

 
  • 73% (274)
    Carbo Tenore
  • 26% (97)
    Carbo Basso
371 Total Votes  
post #1006 of 5954
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

I use them out of my laptop and they sound great!  I never have to put them at max volume.

To get an idea, what volume do you use on your Laptop? Don't have an amp or anything of the sort, so trying to find something somewhat easy to drive.

post #1007 of 5954
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Originally Posted by BluePhoenixHD View Post
 

To get an idea, what volume do you use on your Laptop? Don't have an amp or anything of the sort, so trying to find something somewhat easy to drive.

No, I do not have an amp.  I have to check again, but I think when I use Spotify, the highest I go is probably 80%.  100% would damage ears I think.  With RDIO, I go about 70% because they output louder.

 

These are not as hard to drive as Mikros 90 nor M200

post #1008 of 5954
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Originally Posted by BluePhoenixHD View Post
 

So they are hard to drive? That stinks. Doubt I could just use my PC then. Well, if I did, the volume would have to be turned up a good amount. =P

Hard to drive? Are you kidding?

post #1009 of 5954
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Originally Posted by guido View Post
 

Hard to drive? Are you kidding?

I meant such as having to use an amp/dac or a dedicated sound-card to bring out the most the Tenore offers.

post #1010 of 5954
Thread Starter 
Just get a FiiO X3 or X5 and you'll have the perfect source for these. wink.gif

Baked using HTC One in Vivid Blue
post #1011 of 5954

Even un-amped, Tenore is amazing.

post #1012 of 5954
I received a set of the Tenore today. Pretty darn good. I'll compare with the mh1 over the next few days but I'm very impressed with the overall balance. Going down a size in tips (mh1 tips), to get a looser seal, which reduces bass a small amount helps balance them out more without sacrificing the very deep rumble these have. How much were these? Impressed.
post #1013 of 5954
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

Just get a FiiO X3 or X5 and you'll have the perfect source for these. wink.gif

Baked using HTC One in Vivid Blue

Can't afford them. XD

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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

Even un-amped, Tenore is amazing.

Good to know, they are now on the list of IEM's I may buy.

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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

I received a set of the Tenore today. Pretty darn good. I'll compare with the mh1 over the next few days but I'm very impressed with the overall balance. Going down a size in tips (mh1 tips), to get a looser seal, which reduces bass a small amount helps balance them out more without sacrificing the very deep rumble these have. How much were these? Impressed.

How are they with basically everything you throw at them? Also, because you went down on the tip size, does that mean that bass more "prominent" then the mid's, hi's, etc? What are you using to power these and how comfortable are then? Over the ear or down? =D Bombarding of questions, I apologize.

post #1014 of 5954
Excellent all rounder. Straight from the iPhone is just fine. Haven't even bothered trying my cypher labs kit. I only wear stuff over the ear; hate wearing down, but can easily do both with the Tenor.

Going down a size in tips for slightly looser seal does practically the same thing as tape modding the back vent (pinhole in tape). Reduces the bass quantity just slightly to make it more linear in FR.

The mh1 has been my favorite budget killer, due to the flat and smooth mids and treble. I have to eq the bass down to make it more linear. The Tenore is very, very close to the mh1 without the excessive bass boost. The mh1 is just ever so slightly smoother but has the worlds worst cable and crazy, elevated deep bass. The Tenore has great ergonomics, looks great and sounds fan-freaking-tastic.
post #1015 of 5954

Is your top budget list up to 4 now? MH1, E10, KC06, and now the Tenore?

post #1016 of 5954
Lol, I guess so.
post #1017 of 5954

Well, one more question if that's alright. How is the build quality? Do I have to worry about it breaking anytime soon? Maybe dropping it from my pant pocket or something.

post #1018 of 5954
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Lol, I guess so.

 

If you could only keep one between the E10, KC06, and Tenore, which one would you choose and why?

post #1019 of 5954
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Originally Posted by BluePhoenixHD View Post

Well, one more question if that's alright. How is the build quality? Do I have to worry about it breaking anytime soon? Maybe dropping it from my pant pocket or something.

Build seems fine. Shouldn't be any durability issues I can see.
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Originally Posted by PeterDLai View Post

If you could only keep one between the E10, KC06, and Tenore, which one would you choose and why?

Well I've only had the Tenore's for a day but I'd say the Tenore's for flatter frequency response tuning, so it sounds more realistic to me. Plus the cable is better than the other two. If you prefer a little color, then the kc06 or e10 might be more preferable.
post #1020 of 5954

One last question, are they fatiguing for long term listening?

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