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  • 74% (281)
    Carbo Tenore
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    Carbo Basso
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post #2371 of 5986
The following happened to my tenores 5 mins ago. The left side started to sound less loud. I am sure it wasn't because of driver flex as I use shallow fit with small tips. I kicked the housing with finger several times and the balance returned. Have anyone ever experienced this?
post #2372 of 5986
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Originally Posted by AzatHead-Fier View Post

The following happened to my tenores 5 mins ago. The left side started to sound less loud. I am sure it wasn't because of driver flex as I use shallow fit with small tips. I kicked the housing with finger several times and the balance returned. Have anyone ever experienced this?

 

Just read my posts in this thread to know that we belong to the same unlucky club.

 

Edit: btw, mine come back to life after leaving them alone for 15 minutes. I bet your left side is already back to being normal (for now).


Edited by waynes world - 6/4/14 at 1:26pm
post #2373 of 5986
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Originally Posted by AzatHead-Fier View Post

The following happened to my tenores 5 mins ago. The left side started to sound less loud. I am sure it wasn't because of driver flex as I use shallow fit with small tips. I kicked the housing with finger several times and the balance returned. Have anyone ever experienced this?

 

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Just read my posts in this thread to know that we belong to the same unlucky club.

 

Happened to my first pair as well. Mine got worse over time. How is yours coming waynes world? Any better?

post #2374 of 5986
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

 

Happened to my first pair as well. Mine got worse over time. How is yours coming waynes world? Any better?

 

1st time left driver. Then a few days later, my right driver started doing it and has done it 3 times at least. I get ready to pack them up to be shipped off for exchange, but then I start listening to them again, loving them, and hoping that it won't happen again. But I'm just fooling myself of course!

post #2375 of 5986
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Yes!  That's exactly it.  We must have a similar ear canal diameter.   They're very bassy when worn cables down.  Even if I do a shallow insertion I can get close-to-balanced, but over time as I walk around a vacuum builds up again and I have to fiddle with them to loosen up the bass.  I find while wearing Tenore's I'm adjusting the seal every 10-15 minutes which is not ideal. 

 

I prefer wearing them over the ear for the more balanced sound.  Also due to the cable being wrapped around it's less likely for them to shift around inside my ear as they would when worn down.  I had them up as I cooked yesterday and they sounded great.. almost went to my computer to write and rave about it.. but then this morning I couldn't get the same fit again.  

 

Have you also experienced a hollow sounding signature?  That's when I wear them over the ears pointing upwards.. the bass completely disappears. 

 

Well, if I don't have them inserted properly the sound sucks, if that's what you mean. But that happens to me with all of my IEMs.

 

But unfortunately mine truly do start sounding hollow and imbalanced occasionally, and that's when one of my drivers starts playing at half mast. I then test both drivers one after the other in the same ear, and it is obvious that one driver is playing at a lesser volume (and sounds somewhat lifeless). I don't think that this is your problem though.

post #2376 of 5986
What can cause this to happen if not driver flex? Bad wire connection? I was lying peacefully when I noticed the big imbalance to appear. Can't imagine anything to cause it.
post #2377 of 5986
The balance returned after hitting hard on housing with finger.
Edited by AzatHead-Fier - 6/4/14 at 1:43pm
post #2378 of 5986
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Originally Posted by AzatHead-Fier View Post

What can cause this to happen if not driver flex? Bad wire connection? I was lying peacefully when I noticed the big imbalance to appear. Can't imagine anything to cause it.

 

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Originally Posted by AzatHead-Fier View Post

The balance returned after hitting hard on housing with finger.

 

This?

 

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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post


How long had you been listening? Gnarlsagan had this same problem on a pair. We believe it's caused from driver back pressure not being relieved.
 
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I don't think it's a problem that's going to go away. They're being over pressurized and it's most likely internal to the back vent. Your best bet is an exchange.
 
post #2379 of 5986

It's rather alarming how common this volume drop problem seems to be :eek:.

 

That magnetism is hectic, but also pretty cool :biggrin:.

post #2380 of 5986
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

 

This?

 

 

+1 on sgs's comments. Over-pressurization is the most likely culprit. 

post #2381 of 5986
It is easy to check. If this happens again (I hope it won't) I'll pump the air out with mouth from the little hole on the back of housing. If it solves the problem then shotgunshane is right.
Edited by AzatHead-Fier - 6/4/14 at 2:26pm
post #2382 of 5986
Is etymotic hf5 or er-4s an upgrade to tenore?


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post #2383 of 5986
hf5 isn't. I have owned a pair. Tenores have more bass and more extended treble. The only thing better on hf5 is its speed due to BA driver.
post #2384 of 5986
I would say tenores are upgrade to hf5.
post #2385 of 5986
It didn't make me wait long. Same imbalance again. And again the left side. I think this is the end of my tenores. frown.gif
Edited by AzatHead-Fier - 6/4/14 at 2:37pm
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