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Poll Results: Which one would you order??

 
  • 73% (274)
    Carbo Tenore
  • 26% (97)
    Carbo Basso
371 Total Votes  
post #3091 of 5962

I just bought it from ebay user eina-japan. Let's see how it sounds. Read the topic little bit but didn't really understand that "referance pair" thingy.

post #3092 of 5962
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Originally Posted by Robius View Post
 

I just bought it from ebay user eina-japan. Let's see how it sounds. Read the topic little bit but didn't really understand that "referance pair" thingy.



A reference pair is a pair that sounds as intended. Unfortunately there is manufacturing variance that produces some pairs that have more or less bass than they should.

post #3093 of 5962
How do we know what's intended wink.gif
post #3094 of 5962

We simply assume that the best sounding pairs are the intended ones. :p 

post #3095 of 5962
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

We simply assume that the best sounding pairs are the intended ones. :p 

 

There are a lot of consistent pairs, so we go with the most probable tuning. My two pairs sound the same, i am curious how yours sound though. We could arrange and exchange of hostages at some point :p.

post #3096 of 5962
Everybody send all of your tenores to me to compare. I promise i'll send them all back. ;-) maybe...
post #3097 of 5962
I'll send ya a box of oranges... only the freshest I assure u.
Edited by UnityIsPower - 6/25/14 at 8:29am
post #3098 of 5962

hi,

 

I've two pairs of Tenores and they sound different as well.

The first did I bought from ebay was obviously the bassy one, it thumps me right in the aural, and the mids seem to be a little bit veiled. The highs are recessed too.

The second one did I got from swmkdr as a present, when I bought a headphone from him :). And this one is REALLY great ^^ It might be the reference one, cause I had a Etymotic HF5 (with a resistor adapter) and this one sounds almost identical too it with a way better soundstage of course.

 

So now I've checked if there are any difference in the design of the tenores and this is what I'v noticed:

- The cable is the same size and length.

- The slider mechanism is at a different position.

- The magnet in the driver of the headphone is differently strong.

 

What do you think? Just a coincident or does the magnet maybe make the difference.

post #3099 of 5962
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miyaichi View Post

hi,

I've two pairs of Tenores and they sound different as well.
The first did I bought from ebay was obviously the bassy one, it thumps me right in the aural, and the mids seem to be a little bit veiled. The highs are recessed too.
The second one did I got from swmkdr as a present, when I bought a headphone from him smily_headphones1.gif. And this one is REALLY great ^^ It might be the reference one, cause I had a Etymotic HF5 (with a resistor adapter) and this one sounds almost identical too it with a way better soundstage of course.

So now I've checked if there are any difference in the design of the tenores and this is what I'v noticed:
- The cable is the same size and length.
- The slider mechanism is at a different position.
- The magnet in the driver of the headphone is differently strong.

What do you think? Just a coincident or does the magnet maybe make the difference.

Thanks for the info. Which magnet is stronger?
post #3100 of 5962

Well, gonna get them from Amazon, the sister of a friend lives in USA and it's going to come to Chile on August, it's going to be a long wait, but whatever, lowest price.

post #3101 of 5962
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miyaichi View Post

hi,

I've two pairs of Tenores and they sound different as well.
The first did I bought from ebay was obviously the bassy one, it thumps me right in the aural, and the mids seem to be a little bit veiled. The highs are recessed too.
The second one did I got from swmkdr as a present, when I bought a headphone from him smily_headphones1.gif. And this one is REALLY great ^^ It might be the reference one, cause I had a Etymotic HF5 (with a resistor adapter) and this one sounds almost identical too it with a way better soundstage of course.

So now I've checked if there are any difference in the design of the tenores and this is what I'v noticed:
- The cable is the same size and length.
- The slider mechanism is at a different position.
- The magnet in the driver of the headphone is differently strong.

What do you think? Just a coincident or does the magnet maybe make the difference.



Good work. For srs.
post #3102 of 5962
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post


Thanks for the info. Which magnet is stronger?

It's the one with the reference signature with the stronger magnet. So could you just try it out and correct me if I'm wrong? But in my case it's really obvious ^^

post #3103 of 5962

A few observations as I fell behind in this thread and spent the last couple days in catch up mode.

 

1.  @luisdent, thanks for the comparison between KC06 and Tenore.  Based on your observation I'm once again questioning whether I have reference Tenores or bass-heavy ones, as I find the KC06 to have the more airy mids not the other way around.  Also between the two I find Tenore's darker.  We're in full agreement on the fit and isolation and bass.

 

2. @Pastapipo, I hear "ts-ts-ts-ts" for KC06 and Tenore.  So more natural sounding, not smooth..

 

3. Magnets!  About 100 pages back, someone posted a picture of Tenores stuck together because of the strong magnet.  I tried this a few times and at most I get them to 'kiss' when hanging them side by side.  They won't stick together though.  Does that mean I don't have reference pair?

post #3104 of 5962
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Originally Posted by ebrian View Post
 

2. @Pastapipo, I hear "ts-ts-ts-ts" for KC06 and Tenore.  So more natural sounding, not smooth..

 

 

How is it compaired to your Xiaomi Pistons and VSD1? I've heard both and the highs are defensibly different.

post #3105 of 5962

Hmm, as far as I can tell, all magnets on my Tenores are the same, no difference between the bassy pair and the other two. :o

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