The opinions are fine, that's what head-fi is all about. I'm just saying that there's no black or white. One mans dream can is another mans worse buy.......
Hopefully you'll like them but there's no guarantee, it's the name of the game
I agree and I take that risk with each and every purchase, kinda like buying fruit, that is always a risk.
That's a beauty of Head-fi and our audiophile brotherhood (no offense to ladies of head-fi ;)), we can all agree to disagree in a very civilized and mutually respectful way ;) I think after getting into Tenores, my ears adjusted to that sound signature way too quickly, and now I compare everything to their sound. I can guarantee, if I take a break and use Dolphins exclusively for a few days, everything else going to sound like crap in comparison :)
The KC06's are amazing imo. They sound great off of the lowly Clip Zip, and they sound awesome off of the C&C BH amp. I wouldn't say that the BH amp is warm per se, but with the LF (ie voodoo bass boost) switch engaged, they really do rock nicely. Long live the birds!
Initial comparison, Tangmai F1(out of the box) vs Xiaomi Piston 2.1 (RE-400 filter+bi-flange tips)
Source: Samsung galaxy note 3 - Viper4android( playbackAGC on,moderate,2x gain) - Poweramp eq bass preset
Test track: Massive attack - Angel (16/44.1 CD Quality)
Tangmai F1 tends to be bassier
will try a/b using flat preset
I compared them 1:1 - without foam mod bass is tighter and mids are more sweet.
Of course Dolphins are in no way natural sounding headphones, but they lie very nicely and they are one of the better choices in this price. Not as good as Momentum or MDR-1R, but at this moment, these are my main portable headphones (but outdoor I prefere iem).
They can play worse, and even so you can enjoy them more then Momentum etc. - this is normal and healthy :)
But "definitely improved soundstage"? Definitely not. This is slight improved soundstage. I think over the past two years I havn't heard more claustrophobic headphones (CAL! probably). But it gives them some character that can captivate the listener.