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Poll Results: Which one would you order??

 
  • 73% (274)
    Carbo Tenore
  • 26% (97)
    Carbo Basso
371 Total Votes  
post #1846 of 5954
Flex isn't a good indicator of issues. The RE400 for example, has little flex but fails a lot. Mild flex is not going to kill a driver, cable issues are likely to and the Tenore has a great cable
post #1847 of 5954

regarding 128gb micro sds ... are these fakes ?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/128-GB-Micro-SD-SDHC-Card-Class-10-TF-FLASH-Memory-Card-USB-Adapter-NIB-128GB-/271472188672?pt=Digital_Camera_Memory_Cards&hash=item3f3500dd00

 

he got alot of positive feedback  *check the latest positive one , good laugh*
 

Guess I need to use my refurb clip again.

post #1848 of 5954
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

Cable and drivers.

If you are worried about durability I can understand that. I just thought you meant you didn't like the way it sounded. But you shouldn't hear it when you're done fiddling with the ear tips, right? As long as mine don't fail, I'm a happy man. :-) How can you not keep them for the sound? wink.gif haha. It's worth the risk.

The sound is incredible but I mostly commute when I listen to music. I need durability in my iems. So as long as I have the right sound sig, I am fine with the slight differences among the recommended crop. Hard to really notice the sonic differences from the re400 to the tenores, especially given the assortment of genres on my phone. I've had dynamics before like the fx700, eph-100, mduo, etc, and never had an issue with driver flex. I just remember being annoyed of that sound driver flex makes on the fxt90.
post #1849 of 5954
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

Flex isn't a good indicator of issues. The RE400 for example, has little flex but fails a lot. Mild flex is not going to kill a driver, cable issues are likely to and the Tenore has a great cable

Thing is, because of the tenores small build and angle in which one pushes them in the ear canal, I tend to make a lot of contact with the part of the cable that connects to the housing. It's quite exposed.

But let me stop with this particular issue. These iems sound impeccable and my standards are even higher now for the sub $100 market. I'm just at a place where I want the whole package in terms of fit/build/sound, even if it is under $100.
post #1850 of 5954
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Originally Posted by audiobot View Post

Thing is, because of the tenores small build and angle in which one pushes them in the ear canal, I tend to make a lot of contact with the part of the cable that connects to the housing. It's quite exposed.

But let me stop with this particular issue. These iems sound impeccable and my standards are even higher now for the sub $100 market. I'm just at a place where I want the whole package in terms of fit/build/sound, even if it is under $100.

Mine fits the same and I have no issues. If you insist, perhaps give the astrotec aX35 a shot, though note you need to take mod it for it to sound best.
post #1851 of 5954

Can anyone comment on the synergy of the Carbo Tenore with a Cowon J3 and JDS Labs C5, or maybe even the Sabre U2 DAC?

 

I'm really skeptical of the high praise these are getting compared to the ER4S. The Etymotics sound pretty damn good with the medium bass boost from the C5...

post #1852 of 5954

Having been using them for almost a week now one thing that bothers me a little is vocals with the Tenore. Sometime I find it distant, especially at low volumes. To compensate I have to raise the volume to the point sometimes when it bothers my tinnitus because treble and bass are somewhat forward on this iem. Treble is of quite good quality and not so fatiguing.

 

Sometimes to me they are a little too neutral on the verge of cold sounding. A personal preference of mine is just a hint of warmth just past neutral and I don't hear that in Tenore. Could be that the source I'm using is not warm (odac/o2 - dx90 - iphone 5). I've also tried different tips but no change. This lack of warmth doesn't bother me that much but it is very apparent in some songs.

 

Otherwise I consider this a very good iem, not because it's 80 USD (that's what I payed), but because the sound quality is good and it does most of the things right. To me it's quite competitive with iem's within 200-300 USD price range. Above that competition is tougher. So all in all - a good purchase.

post #1853 of 5954
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Originally Posted by Deni5 View Post
 

Having been using them for almost a week now one thing that bothers me a little is vocals with the Tenore. Sometime I find it distant, especially at low volumes. To compensate I have to raise the volume to the point sometimes when it bothers my tinnitus because treble and bass are somewhat forward on this iem. Treble is of quite good quality and not so fatiguing.

I don't find vocals distant at all, but I listen to them at high-ish volumes.  I love the vocals more than any other IEM that I've tried because they're the most airy and there's a big soundstage.

 

 

Sometimes to me they are a little too neutral on the verge of cold sounding. A personal preference of mine is just a hint of warmth just past neutral and I don't hear that in Tenore. Could be that the source I'm using is not warm (odac/o2 - dx90 - iphone 5). I've also tried different tips but no change. This lack of warmth doesn't bother me that much but it is very apparent in some songs.

I do find that they have a hint of warmth just past neutral, but there are times when I want a little bit more bass (I'm a slight basshead).  RE-400, A161P, and Astrotec AX-30 are more neutral than Tenore.  I use the M200 when I'm in a basshead mood, but  the vocals and airyness are not as good.

 

 

Otherwise I consider this a very good iem, not because it's 80 USD (that's what I payed), but because the sound quality is good and it does most of the things right. To me it's quite competitive with iem's within 200-300 USD price range. Above that competition is tougher. So all in all - a good purchase.

 

That says a lot :)

post #1854 of 5954
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 >View Post

 RE-400, A161P, and Astrotec AX-30 are more neutral than Tenore.  I use the M200 when I'm in a basshead mood, but  the vocals and airyness are not as good.

I will have to highly dsiagree, the Tenore are more neutral than all the mentioned. I will say Tenore>AX30(vent modded)>RE400>>>A161P in terms of neutrality. 

post #1855 of 5954
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Originally Posted by Samehada View Post

regarding 128gb micro sds ... are these fakes ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/128-GB-Micro-SD-SDHC-Card-Class-10-TF-FLASH-Memory-Card-USB-Adapter-NIB-128GB-/271472188672?pt=Digital_Camera_Memory_Cards&hash=item3f3500dd00

he got alot of positive feedback  *check the latest positive one , good laugh*

 
Guess I need to use my refurb clip again.

I got the 32gb version of these. 100% fake, only carried 1gb
post #1856 of 5954
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Originally Posted by Deni5 View Post

 

Sometimes to me they are a little too neutral on the verge of cold sounding. A personal preference of mine is just a hint of warmth just past neutral and I don't hear that in Tenore. Could be that the source I'm using is not warm (odac/o2 - dx90 - iphone 5). I've also tried different tips but no change. This lack of warmth doesn't bother me that much but it is very apparent in some songs.


Are they another RE0 ?

post #1857 of 5954
I keep seeing mention that the Tenores are being discontinued, but does anyone have a reliable source showing that information? I'd like to give the Tenores a try, perhaps, in the future when I can put enough cash together to do a worthwhile order using Tenso. It'll be unfortunate if they're no longer available then.
post #1858 of 5954
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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post
 


Are they another RE0 ?

not even close, less peakier and way better bass. 

post #1859 of 5954
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

 

not even close, less peakier and way better bass.


Impressions and sound signature seems like RE-Zero.

post #1860 of 5954

Are they really discontinued? I have asked them over twitter, waiting for reply.

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