Edited by Francisk - 6/2/14 at 7:15pm
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Edited by Francisk - 6/2/14 at 7:15pm
I agree there, but I know 334 is super senstive to fit. The stock tips were crap, and I had to look for tips as it was too expensive an investment for me to give on them. It motivated me to become very familiar with tip material types, and insertion depth as they were very sensitive to distance even.
Depending on all the criteria I mentioned, can give the listener perception of recessed mids or neutral. The bass can really over take other frequencies if the fit is not right. Once the I got the fit right, it sounded very good, with textures with great amount of details to my liking. The bass quantity was high but it was not the mid bass which covers up the details and clarity. It has good amount of subbass to provide the aire.
I hope you find the right Fitear as they are just too difficult for us USA customers to get a hold of. They are just too difficult to get a hold of in general I guess since they make limited quantities. Well, it's harder for us.
Smooth doesn't mean undetailed. To my ears the Tenores lack the treble spikes that many other IEMs have. Which means that there won't be any masking effect to reduce detail.
What it's missing is the 'sparkle' that treble spikes can give you, at the expense of detail. Unfortunately people often mistake these treble spikes for detail.
So this calls into the question the reliability of iem's made in Japan!
Piston's, there were two versions. Both were good, but the second version was better (2.0 vs "2.1" as we like to call it here at HF). Packaging had a discernible difference.
Ostry KC60, also two version. First wasn't good, sampled by very few but including @bhazard. Second was and is amazing. Getting a gold one guaranteed the newer version.
Tenore -- At first I thought it could come down to insertion methods, but when flaws are found by owners with more than 1 set, then that draws conclusion that there are either defects or simply entirely different versions of the IEM. Perhaps we are looking at a situation of Tenore-B vs Tenore-R (for reference?).
Edit: I forgot to mention there were also FAKE Pistons, which sounded horrible.
i am hitting 50 hours i believe...
from my android, (to the E18 as an amp)...
playing internet radio...
it is MUSIC to my ears, i could hear the layerings of the bass,
depth of soundstage is impressive n puts a smile on my face...
lovvvvvvving this tiny little thang.
( i know u guys gonna say it is not hi res enuf...yadayada....
but it is good enuf for me at macdonalds to enjoy some samblence of classical music :P )
I highly recommend anyone sitting on the wall or barbwired fence to go ahead n hit the BUY button.
I don't use my earphones and headphones for mixing and stuff, but i'm pretty confident to say that my tenores as accurate, the accuracy and realism is just amazing. For casual listening it feels that it could match other IEM with higher pricetags, although i' pretty sure in extensive and more serious listening some IEMs (fitears, cusoms) do performs better. (esp in microdetail department). But all and all i'll say tenores is an amazing all rounder and one of the best iem for casual listening.
It seems to me that the Zero Audio Tenores are just about like every other earphone out there in this regard; some people are going to like them and some aren't. For my purposes, I like the Ostry KC06 better than the Tenores, but both are great sounding earphones and really good values for the price.
I have to say, these things have a really good frequency response. Super flat with a slight downward slope. The only thing I wish were better on these are the dynamics, they sound really compressed on the Tenore. This makes the Tenore seem rather lifeless and unnatural sometimes.