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Poll Results: Which one would you order??

 
  • 73% (274)
    Carbo Tenore
  • 26% (97)
    Carbo Basso
371 Total Votes  
post #1681 of 5963
^good stuff Wayne

Will check them out in depth when I get home
post #1682 of 5963
After bit less than 2 months my pair still sounds like heaven thank God!

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post #1683 of 5963

My Tenore arrived today (ordered via eBay).  Based on what I've heard from them so far, I'm certain I got a good/non-defective pair (they don't sound 'weird,' bassy, possess any channel imbalance, suffer driver flex, etc).  On that note, I'll just cut to the chase now:

 

These phones are extremely impressive (to my ears).

 

I'll have more after I get more acquainted with these wonderful IEMs.. but coming from the esteemed UERM and JH13 FP (which I've been using daily for for the better part of the past year), the Tenore had me smiling from ear to ear almost immediately.  Their tonal accuracy is truly stunning.  In terms of linearity, it definitely feels cut from the UERM & JH13 'cloth' (in places) so to speak.  In fact, the Tenore's tuning feels almost smack dab in the middle of those two phones (I'll expand on this later).  I've ran the Tenore through my Galaxy S4 (unamped) as well as the NFB-11.32 & Geek Out 1000.. it sounded wonderful through all these rigs.. but the GO1000 was especially enjoyable.  Sinfully smooth.. yet very detailed and spacious.  The Tenore's scale somewhat well, but a dedicated (portable) amp is not needed to enjoy or appreciate their full capabilities.

 

A small request.. I like the fit & feel of the stock tips.. but I sense its slightly tapered/narrow bore is holding back some of the treble extension and air that the Tenore may be capable of.  I'd appreciate recommendations for a wide bore tip that would match the Tenore stock tips' comfort.

 

Even with how far 'budget-fi' has come the last few years, $60 has absolutely no business sounding this refined.  I definitely plan on snapping up another pair (or five.. LOL) to keep and/or gift.

 

Thanks to shotgunshane for bringing these to my attention.. we've got a true 'diamond in the rough' here.. it's an absolute shame if Zero Audio really discontinued these (especially in favor of their more 'colored' family counterparts).

post #1684 of 5963
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post
 

My Tenore arrived today (ordered via eBay).  Based on what I've heard from them so far, I'm certain I got a good/non-defective pair (they don't sound 'weird,' bassy, possess any channel imbalance, suffer driver flex, etc).  On that note, I'll just cut to the chase now:

 

These phones are extremely impressive (to my ears).

 

I'll have more after I get more acquainted with these wonderful IEMs.. but coming from the esteemed UERM and JH13 FP (which I've been using daily for for the better part of the past year), the Tenore had me smiling from ear to ear almost immediately.  Their tonal accuracy is truly stunning.  In terms of linearity, it definitely feels cut from the UERM & JH13 'cloth' (in places) so to speak.  In fact, the Tenore's tuning feels almost smack dab in the middle of those two phones (I'll expand on this later).  I've ran the Tenore through my Galaxy S4 (unamped) as well as the NFB-11.32 & Geek Out 1000.. it sounded wonderful through all these rigs.. but the GO1000 was especially enjoyable.  Sinfully smooth.. yet very detailed and spacious.  The Tenore's scale somewhat well, but a dedicated (portable) amp is not needed to enjoy or appreciate their full capabilities.

 

A small request.. I like the fit & feel of the stock tips.. but I sense its slightly tapered/narrow bore is holding back some of the treble extension and air that the Tenore may be capable of.  I'd appreciate recommendations for a wide bore tip that would match the Tenore stock tips' comfort.

 

Even with how far 'budget-fi' has come the last few years, $60 has absolutely no business sounding this refined.  I definitely plan on snapping up another pair (or five.. LOL) to keep and/or gift.

 

Thanks to shotgunshane for bringing these to my attention.. we've got a true 'diamond in the rough' here.. it's an absolute shame if Zero Audio really discontinued these (especially in favor of their more 'colored' family counterparts).

 

I have to agree with this. Tenore def no falling out compared to the more expensive headphones and earphones. I used Pandora and TH600 frequently. also own UE11 (rarely used now) and Tenore still able to make me smile time to time. 

post #1685 of 5963
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

My Tenore arrived today (ordered via eBay).  Based on what I've heard from them so far, I'm certain I got a good/non-defective pair (they don't sound 'weird,' bassy, possess any channel imbalance, suffer driver flex, etc).  On that note, I'll just cut to the chase now:

These phones are extremely impressive (to my ears).

I'll have more after I get more acquainted with these wonderful IEMs.. but coming from the esteemed UERM and JH13 FP (which I've been using daily for for the better part of the past year), the Tenore had me smiling from ear to ear almost immediately.  Their tonal accuracy is truly stunning.  In terms of linearity, it definitely feels cut from the UERM & JH13 'cloth' (in places) so to speak.  In fact, the Tenore's tuning feels almost smack dab in the middle of those two phones (I'll expand on this later).  I've ran the Tenore through my Galaxy S4 (unamped) as well as the NFB-11.32 & Geek Out 1000.. it sounded wonderful through all these rigs.. but the GO1000 was especially enjoyable.  Sinfully smooth.. yet very detailed and spacious.  The Tenore's scale somewhat well, but a dedicated (portable) amp is not needed to enjoy or appreciate their full capabilities.

A small request.. I like the fit & feel of the stock tips.. but I sense its slightly tapered/narrow bore is holding back some of the treble extension and air that the Tenore may be capable of.  I'd appreciate recommendations for a wide bore tip that would match the Tenore stock tips' comfort.

Even with how far 'budget-fi' has come the last few years, $60 has absolutely no business sounding this refined.  I definitely plan on snapping up another pair (or five.. LOL) to keep and/or gift.

Thanks to shotgunshane for bringing these to my attention.. we've got a true 'diamond in the rough' here.. it's an absolute shame if Zero Audio really discontinued these (especially in favor of their more 'colored' family counterparts).

Senn biflanges are great wide bore tips. I posted about them a few pages back.

Glad to hear you enjoy them. Looking forward to a JH13 comparison or two!
post #1686 of 5963
I like the direction we're heading in this thread...."More For Less".... I love this.
post #1687 of 5963

I think UE900 tips would work well on these as they are relatively wide-bore but the stems are narrow enough that a spacer is likely not necessary.

post #1688 of 5963
@FlySweep

Dayyyyammmm. eek.gif
post #1689 of 5963
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Originally Posted by Francisk View Post

I like the direction we're heading in this thread...."More For Less".... I love this.

 

Yeah.. I have two 1K retail IEMs I could sell off... think of the cash back in wallet!!  :ksc75smile:

post #1690 of 5963

These will be my next IEM's....When I get the funds............Ye I know they only $50 bucks or so.....But fings is tuff......Anyway Im liking what I am reading....

post #1691 of 5963
So the sony hybrid tips are no bueno?
post #1692 of 5963
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Originally Posted by audiobot View Post

So the sony hybrid tips are no bueno?

Unfortunately the hybrid was one of the few tips that removed treble air and presence. Not recommended. Otherwise they've proven pretty impervious to most tip changes for me (other than less bass with the comply s200).
post #1693 of 5963

Got my tips from lunashop, I think I like them more than sony hibrids. The bass is definately bigger, punchier and more rounded than everything I tried before. So they are for the ppl who want more bass I think. Everything else seems the same, still excellent clarity and extended treble and intimate vocals that gives me chills. I got the medium ones, same size as green sony hybrids, but they are a bit stiffer. Think they took 5 weeks to arrive. :evil:

http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=2334

 

post #1694 of 5963

How do they compare to the Fischer Amps you own ? I guess, the tenore are more "neutral" and less V, but how about the lower/upper extension ?

post #1695 of 5963
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Originally Posted by avlad View Post
 

Got my tips from lunashop, I think I like them more than sony hibrids. The bass is definately bigger, punchier and more rounded than everything I tried before. So they are for the ppl who want more bass I think. Everything else seems the same, still excellent clarity and extended treble and intimate vocals that gives me chills. I got the medium ones, same size as green sony hybrids, but they are a bit stiffer. Think they took 5 weeks to arrive. :evil:

http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=2334

 

Is there a trick to get these to fit on your Tenore?  When I put them on, I found there is no seal between the tips themselves and the (relatively) narrow bore.  I found the mids and highs recessed or thinned out due to not having a tight seal between tip/iem.  I'm pretty sure I have the same size as you on the tips.

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