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Poll Results: Which one would you order??

 
  • 74% (281)
    Carbo Tenore
  • 25% (98)
    Carbo Basso
379 Total Votes  
post #2941 of 5986
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post



Yeah I use those wide bore Senn doubles, so I get crisp treble with my pairs. More crisp than the ER4S for example, without that ~7k dip. A few earlier pairs I had were definitely smoother treble-wise, and needed a little more volume imo.



Was interested in those Jays tips but they cost like $15... I should prob just go for it lol. Do you have an S200 source? Still need to give those Philips tips a shot as well.

 



You should also try the meelec double flanges, they sound even better than the Senns to my ears. The fit with these takes some getting used to though, the first couple of days I was struggling to get a seal.
post #2942 of 5986
Jays foams seal better than just about anything, so I get the most bass with those. I bought my s200 tips from RadioShack on eBay b/c I couldn't get a get coupon code on comply. The s200's give me roughly -3db's of bass due to their porous nature.

I'll probably try the philips tips at some point.

Edit: tried the meelec doubles again. They sound.l good too but I wasn't getting a loose enough seal to mitigate the bass boost on two of my sets.
Edited by shotgunshane - 6/20/14 at 5:22pm
post #2943 of 5986
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Originally Posted by PeterDLai View Post

Are you talking about the Jays foam tips? If so, where are they available for $15?

No I was actually thinking of the UE900 tips, not Jays tips... Sorry!
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Originally Posted by SkiesOfAzel View Post


You should also try the meelec double flanges, they sound even better than the Senns to my ears. The fit with these takes some getting used to though, the first couple of days I was struggling to get a seal.

I actually have the meelec doubles, and I do really enjoy the sound. Fit isn't quite as easy as the Senn doubles iirc, but I'll definitely give them another shot.
post #2944 of 5986
Me too
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

I actually really like the Tenores at low volumes... *hides*
post #2945 of 5986
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Originally Posted by Francisk View Post

Stan Getz??? He's a saxophonist, not a singer. You probably mean Astrud Gilberto.
Girl from ipanema. Gilberto and getz. :-P i know what i meant. ;-) getz was easier to type
post #2946 of 5986
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post


Girl from ipanema. Gilberto and getz. :-P i know what i meant. ;-) getz was easier to type

Yes...thought so...I love that Gilberto voice too...very unique and always make me feel like I'm on the beach when that song plays :D

post #2947 of 5986
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

Girl from ipanema. Gilberto and getz. :-P i know what i meant. ;-) getz was easier to type

The MFSL mastering of that album blew my mind until I heard the SACD remaster. Holy sh*t.
post #2948 of 5986
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

Girl from ipanema. Gilberto and getz. :-P i know what i meant. ;-) getz was easier to type

The MFSL mastering of that album blew my mind until I heard the SACD remaster. Holy sh*t.

Don't get me going. :-P I wish SACD took off better. It's pretty much extinct unless you are a crazy audiophile willing to spend up the butt. I have a pioneer SACD player I love that was originally $179 and with my denon receiver and my infinity speakers I've never heard such amazing stuff. Not necessarily because of the technology, as I've found some cd masters to sound identical and blind tests have shown people can't tell the same master when downsampled to CD quality. But rather, because it's super audio CD, the engineers master the music so much better, knowing the audience will be listening for quality. So the CD masters are poop in comparison while the SACD masters are just phenomenal, usually. Also, the added surround mixes can sound superb if done right.

 

The billy joel SACD version of "she's always a women" is incredibly awesome. Hourglass by james taylor is nice too. But I barely use my SACD player anymore. I find headphone listening is easier in an apartment. :-/

 


Edited by luisdent - 6/20/14 at 7:04pm
post #2949 of 5986
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

Don't get me going. :-P I wish SACD took off better. It's pretty much extinct unless you are a crazy audiophile willing to spend up the butt. I have a pioneer SACD player I love that was originally $179 and with my denon receiver and my infinity speakers I've never heard such amazing stuff. Not necessarily because of the technology, as I've found some cd masters to sound identical and blind tests have shown people can't tell the same master when downsampled to CD quality. But rather, because it's super audio CD, the engineers master the music so much better, knowing the audience will be listening for quality. So the CD masters are poop in comparison while the SACD masters are just phenomenal, usually. Also, the added surround mixes can sound superb if done right.

The billy joel SACD version of "she's always a women" is incredibly awesome. Hourglass by james taylor is nice too. But I barely use my SACD player anymore. I find headphone listening is easier in an apartment. :-/



How the hell did I miss a Billy Joel SACD? I must be getting old.
post #2950 of 5986
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post
 
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

Don't get me going. :-P I wish SACD took off better. It's pretty much extinct unless you are a crazy audiophile willing to spend up the butt. I have a pioneer SACD player I love that was originally $179 and with my denon receiver and my infinity speakers I've never heard such amazing stuff. Not necessarily because of the technology, as I've found some cd masters to sound identical and blind tests have shown people can't tell the same master when downsampled to CD quality. But rather, because it's super audio CD, the engineers master the music so much better, knowing the audience will be listening for quality. So the CD masters are poop in comparison while the SACD masters are just phenomenal, usually. Also, the added surround mixes can sound superb if done right.

The billy joel SACD version of "she's always a women" is incredibly awesome. Hourglass by james taylor is nice too. But I barely use my SACD player anymore. I find headphone listening is easier in an apartment. :-/


How the hell did I miss a Billy Joel SACD? I must be getting old.

 

That release sounded so good it soured the taste of the CD for me. :-P However.... The most recent remaster is superb on CD for that. In that it is the best CD version I've heard yet. Do you have that legacy edition?

post #2951 of 5986

Maybe I'm getting old, because this technology is getting a little crazy if you think about just how incredible something so small can sound. These two devices have really revolutionized portable audio.

 

 

On a similar note, I'm always on a search for the most portable, minimal, compact carrying solution for my earphones and player. The altoids is great, but for just carrying the tenores, I found a pretty cool case at work. This is an old mini backup tape case. Holds them perfectly with or without a little baggy of additional tips. And the translucency looks sweet too. ;)

 

 

post #2952 of 5986
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Originally Posted by Francisk View Post
 

Yes...thought so...I love that Gilberto voice too...very unique and always make me feel like I'm on the beach when that song plays :D

 

You guys got me going on a bit of a nice odyssey! That Getz/Gilberto rendition is awesome, and I wasn't familiar with it (or them). Amazing, classic stuff. The female singer sounded like the only Gilberto that I know: Bebel Gilberto. Sure enough, it is Joao's wife Astrud Gilberto singing, and Bebel is their daughter. Very cool!

 

Love "August Day Song" by Bebel Gilberto. Wish I had my replacement Tenores back to listen with!

 

 

post #2953 of 5986
Nice. Haven't heard that. I love this stuff.

 

This is some of my favorite ear candy. The tenores sound so good with this stuff.

 

post #2954 of 5986

Have you guys heard Thriller remastered?  It's pretty damn good.  I have a box set of Micheal Jackson Remastered, it's amazzzin.  Dynamics and separation are crazy.

 

 

And Daft Punk, so dynamic and well mastered.   :L3000:

 

post #2955 of 5986
The Girl From Ipanema is truly a classic and I always turn to Antonio Carlos Jobim for all the great Bossas...they produced some great stuff way back and oh...that Joao Gilberto guy was Astrud's husband until Stan came with his sexy sax and sweep Astrud away tongue.gif...and man...those Steely Dan stuff before Donald Fagen went solo have been my all time fav too. IGY by Donald Fagen is also my fav too. Of course Billy Joel with the song Rosalinda's Eyes from the album 52nd Street....beautiful Fender Rhodes chords and pan pipe solo there though it was not one of his popular hits but this song never fail to amaze me. I'm really in the mood for some good music.

Yes SilverEars, I'm always impressed by Bruce Swedien's work on some of MJ's hit albums though I haven't heard the latest remaster yet....and the August Day Song by Bebel is very nice indeed, thanks for sharing Wayne's World smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by Francisk - 6/20/14 at 9:46pm
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