Originally Posted by waynes world
Originally Posted by luisdent
The ostry seem to have a possible slight peak or area that is "hot" somewhere, relatively speaking that is. Or so i thought initially. I'm not sure yet. The tenore treble sounds more wispy and swishy in comparison. Again, relatively speaking, and not in a bad swishy way, just tonally. Both sound incredible. The ostry do tend to render metallic noises more believably though. As far as i can tell. I need a lot more time, and my impressions may change...I may have to sell one of my beloved reference tenores to get an ostry so i have more time to compare. :-o omg, did luisdent just really say that?!? Blasphemy! ;-)
Tbh, I didn't think that I would see the luisdent-meister saying that! Not because the kc06's aren't worthy (they are), but because I thought that you might be just a wee
bit biased towards your 25 pairs of tenores lol. So, it's a testament to both your open-mindedness, and to how good the kc06's are (even if they end up not being the ones for you). Kudos!
I'd like to think i'm very open minded. But i get very passionate. ;-)
Originally Posted by mejoshua
luisdent, does the kc06 match the tenores in 3Dness/soundstage? Because that's what impressed me the most about the Tenores. Probably one of (if not the best) the best i've heard in a single driver iem...
I almost think the ostry is better here. Need more time though.
Originally Posted by Pastapipo
Originally Posted by higbvuyb
Smooth is the opposite of grainy. Can you clarify what you mean?
Yes, excuse me. It's difficult, but I'll try to explain.
Listen to the intro of Wolfmother - The Joker & The Thief
. Here you hear the hi-hat before the rest of the drum-kit kicks in.
What I mean is the following:
Sibilant (like the Xears XPA2Pro): sounds like: Sshhhh sh sh sh sh Sshhh
Natural ( like the Xiaomi Pistons): sounds like: Tsss ts ts ts ts Tss
Overly smooth (like the Tenores or the MH1C): SSssss ss ss ss Ssss
Now the grainy part; Imagine the same hi-hat, but now, someone left a lot of tiny steel beans on it. every time you hit the hi-hat, the beans "rattle" a bit.
I don't know if other people hear this too, but it is evident to my ears and really annoying.
I've found excellent treble "extension" can almost sound grainy if you don't realize what you're hearing is more subtle high frequencies you're not used to hearing. The tenores go way up there. Perhaps the metal beads you're hearing simply aren't rendered on the other phones, because it is higher treble? Just an idea...