Originally Posted by vwinter
I'm kind of hesitant to even post more impressions what with the apparent unit variances. My set probably has a bit of lifted low end if I had to ballpark it.
Like several others have said, they really do sound good with everything, good files, bad files. They excel at metal probably more than any other earphone I've heard since the GR07. Soundstage is very nice, with great depth. Height is where my usual suspects eke out a win in varying degrees, and maybe the last few degrees toward 180.
I'd probably disagree with people calling them warm. Even with boosted bass, it's a very cold and uninviting bass tbh, and the rest of the sound follows that lead. They are on the cool side I'd say.
What I absolutely don't get is people calling them smooth. They are very aggressive and really on the grainier side. The only IEM I own that they are smoother than is maybe the HJE900, if any of you remember that one, which isn't saying much.
Still sound amazing.
Just some thoughts.
My pair is neither warm nor cold, midbass is very linear. When i call the Tenores smooth i am talking about the treble. I've done more sine sweeps than is considered healthy and i could find no spikes whatsoever. There was only a slight dip between 4.5 and 5k. The HJE900 had a treble response similar to a cardiogram , it could become very piercing with certain recordings.
I do agree about the reverb emphasis though. It does it in the midbass-lower mids region, it's how it creates the sense of depth. I wouldn't call it too much, but it certainly accentuates badly recorded bass lines and guitars. Maybe that's what you find rough with its sound cause the mids and highs are very clean (some members have even called them too clean). I'd advise you to fiddle with insertion depth, deep insertion does tend to increase the perception of recorded reverb (more noticeable decay) and those aren't meant for deep insertion, just take a look at how the default tips are shaped.
In other news, i've also developed a channel imbalance. I've abused my ears so much during the previous days with all that testing and tip swapping that my left inner ear has developed a slight swelling. Thank god the problem is with my ear and not the Tenores .
Edited by SkiesOfAzel - 6/10/14 at 5:21am
Originally Posted by mochill
Remove the filters and see the awesomeness 😉
Maybe if you also remove the cable they become even more awesome