I got rid of the Tenores a week ago but didn't find the time to post my impressions, here it is:
I mainly listen to Indie/Alternative music.
Fit, quality, etc:
Enough said on this tread about this subject. Looks good, fits well and feather light.
I only had them for a short time so durability wasn't a problem for me, but I can understand why some have some fear on this subject.
With stock tips I noticed some driverflex, although not as much as some other people had. When I used some wider tips (comparable to the sony hybrids) I didn't notice it any more.
Nice deep rumble, tight and not too present while kicking in when asked for.
Sometimes I EQ'd the bass one notch up when I wanted some extra rumble, they obeyed without whining.
There is little midbass, together with the excellent clarity made the Tenores sound a bit dry to my ears, but nothing I didn't like.
The sound makes me think of premium bookshelf speakers resonating in an housing made out of multiple layers of wood.
Clear and balanced. It has the same dry nature as the bass while packing energy. Distorted guitars sound powerful while showing good separation.
Acoustic guitars sound like the ones you cannot afford with fresh strings on them.
I wouldn't go as far as calling them the opposite of lush and warm, but they have some ambition towards the analytical guild.
Still I didn't find them extremely detailed, but there was nothing lacking either. very enjoyable.
Here's when I started crying.
At first I was astonished by their treble extension, till I listened a bit more.
Some tracks sound just too smooth for my liking. Even grainy at times.
Especially cymbals sounded off to my ears. Like they used cheap light materials for the metal of the cymbals.
The hissing and grainy highs ruins some songs completely. (The War On Drugs - Under the Pressure)
While others showed no problem due to their cymbal shy setup ( Coldplay - Magic)
On advice, I tried a lot of different tips, while reducing the grainy and hissing sounds with a shallow fit, the overly smooth nature remained.
Don't know if I have such a specific tase or I'm just being a little girl, but I couldn't listen to them and got rid of them.
Such a shame since these seemed to perfectly fit my favourite sound signature.