To quote Shakespeare, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
"If I get some really expensive equipment, that will mean I'll finally be respected....right guys?"
The ability to spend money can buy you e-cred on head-fi like nothing else! Make sure you get the AK240II instead of just the AK240 if you want us to think you're cool...
And they say love is color blind. My pair has been left untouched since i got the Tenores and i don't think this is a temporary difficulty in our relationship. I always suspected it wouldn't work though, i knew i could never get used to that ginormous bottom. I will probably dump it to a friend.
Ha, your ruthless pricing has forced me to do the search for a reference pair myself.
Ordered two more Tenores from different sellers. When they arrive, I'll sacrifice the worst of the bunch to experiments with the back vent and filters, maybe also open it up.
Despite the bass issue (and questionable build quality) on my current pair, I find these IEMs very enjoyable overall and agree with shotgunshane that they're the best microdriver implementation so far.