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Poll Results: Which one would you order??

 
  • 73% (274)
    Carbo Tenore
  • 26% (97)
    Carbo Basso
371 Total Votes  
post #1066 of 5954
The Tenore is indeed ridiculous. I was really enjoying the DITA yesterday, and decided to A/B against the Tenore, thinking there'd be some insurmountable gap between the two, but they sound more similar overall than not, and the Tenore more than holds its own. Frankly stunning performance, and the best value in HF-dom at the moment
post #1067 of 5954
You guys are killing me lol. Mine can't arrive fast enough. If it's another basso though I'm booking a flight to Japan.
post #1068 of 5954
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

After some tip experimenting to get the best seal and fit but with the flattest bass, I've found the Comply S200 to be winners. It's their sports/active foam tip. The foam is a different consistency than all the other comply models. It's less dense, so bass isn't as boosted with them. In fact I think it's pretty spot on. Plus the bore is wider for perhaps just a hair more treble presence.

Conversely, the Jays foam tips really bring out the sub bass (also wide bore). Recommended for sub bass lovers if you can find them. I don't think they are made anymore.

Anyway, time to confess-
With the S200 tips, the Tenore is my favorite phone to listen to (Period. Full stop).

Of all the 120+ iems I've owned, loaned and auditioned, it's the most tonally pure to my ears. Certainly not perfect in all respects but tonally I've haven't enjoyed better.

HYPED!!!!

 

What were you using before?  Have you tried meelectronics double flanged tips?  If so, how do they sound different compared to S200 tips?

post #1069 of 5954

The Tenores aren't hype anymore imo, I think they are well established by now as a top IEM's with a great price. There are no bad reviews about them, everyone who own them is very pleased. :)

post #1070 of 5954
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Originally Posted by avlad View Post
 

The Tenores aren't hype anymore imo, I think they are well established by now as a top IEM's with a great price. There are no bad reviews about them, everyone who own them is very pleased. :)

Agree, aren't you glad I told you to buy them?  :D

 

The voting in this thread's poll is skewed.  Most people who voted didn't try both.  People simply voted for the one they bought, and most people bought the Basso.  I haven't heard a single person who bought both Basso and Tenore prefer the Basso.


Edited by Grayson73 - 4/30/14 at 1:20pm
post #1071 of 5954
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

HYPED!!!!

What were you using before?  Have you tried meelectronics double flanged tips?  If so, how do they sound different compared to S200 tips?

I was using mh1 tips a size down from what I use on the mh1. I haven't tried the meelec biflange but do own some. I'll give it a try tomorrow.
post #1072 of 5954
Behold.

post #1073 of 5954
Knowing your love of the MH1, I predict they will be your new favorite phones
post #1074 of 5954
Must... retain... healthy... skepticism...

These are ridiculous.
post #1075 of 5954

Anyone try the tenores out with Shure Olive tips?  Those are my go-to tips of choice, and I've become strangely crotchety in my old age about using other tips. 

 

I'm encouraged to read that complies are workable for some folks. 

post #1076 of 5954
Guys I haven't felt this way about a new headphone in a long time. The quality of the sound has me laughing, like it's just that surprising. I have goosebumps, which is rare for me. Not to spew pure unadulterated hype, but these should be the most popular phones on head-fi, the ones we've been waiting for all these years. Buying a back-up pair ASAP.

Anyone know if Rin has these in the pipeline?
post #1077 of 5954
I know that feel. I was floored by how close they got to the DITA last night when I was comparing the two, that's a $35 phone tangling with a $650 one and holding its own. Just nuts. That sort of sound just shouldn't be comin out of something so tiny and inconspicuous. It induces all sorts of uncomfortable feelings related to bang per allocated buck. One gets the feeling that not enough bangs are being doled out relative to the bucks pumped into other pricier sets. Now bring on the hype, the subsequent creepy quoting and unwarranted skepticism from the "Hype appreciation thread" wink.gif
post #1078 of 5954
Quote:
One gets the feeling that not enough bangs are being doled out relative to the bucks pumped into other pricier sets.

Lol, I like how you worded that 👍
post #1079 of 5954
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I am preferring the Ostry over the Tenore at the moment. As Shotgun says, the Tenore is more linear sounding. Ostry's have a bigger sound, bigger stage, harder bass impact, more forward midrange and sharper treble. Sound is different than the Tenore so worth having both.

 

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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

While I prefer the Tenore, I can agree with above descriptions from DannyBai. Both are definitely worth owning.

 

 

Well, I got one of them now (the kc06, which off of the C3/BH combo is freaking me out how much I am liking it). I wasn't planning on getting the Tenore, as I have the Basso and imo the kc06 is much better. But now I misguidedly venture into this "Tenore Lovefest Thread". Thank God these things are cheap!

post #1080 of 5954
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

Must... retain... healthy... skepticism...

These are ridiculous.

Lol. I finally had to admit I'd rather listen to these than anything else.

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Originally Posted by roy_jones View Post

Anyone try the tenores out with Shure Olive tips?  Those are my go-to tips of choice, and I've become strangely crotchety in my old age about using other tips. 

I'm encouraged to read that complies are workable for some folks. 

Shure's olives would have too narrow a bore. Any 200 series comply would fit though.
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