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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

It seems like a lot of people on here want the world's greatest headphone for 25 bucks, and I'm one of them (lol)

The thing about it is, everyone's taste in music and sound is different, and there's many different sets of ears that all hear differently.

I don't like when people ask "which one is better?" because honestly unless a iem or headphone completely destroys another phone in every aspect, it's not "better".

There are phones that are better for certain genres of music, for commuting, for running, for sonic accuracy, for at home listening, for durability, and on and on and on...

I think that's why I've become so fascinated with personal audio phones and accessories. The perfect one depends on the circumstances, and what we plan on listening to, where we are using them, how we use them, and so on.

I used to think the Pistons were the greatest headphone in the world for 25 bucks, but that was 40 pairs of IEMs ago... FML

Truth is I don't regret a single purchase (well maybe a couple)

If you're looking for the greatest headphone for 25, 50, 75, 150 or more bucks, welcome to the club and sorry about your wallet. But please, when you ask for suggestions be specific. There is a perfect iem for your needs (for now), and a bunch of people on head fi that will help you spend all your money (lol).

Head-fi on!

This is a great post!
post #3842 of 8111

I agree completely. You can have five headphones that are all technically good, but sound completely different. And you'll find a person for each headphone that thinks that that one is the best while the other 4 are a waste of time. And you know what? They'd all be right. Because the best headphones are the ones that you're enjoying, not other people.

 

I think it's also dangerous to purchase things with "upgrade" always in mind. It's a funny term. What exactly are you upgrading and how many dollars is that worth? Many people try to upgrade be spending larger amounts of money and find themselves disappointed that the sound doesn't seem that many dollars better than their previous pair. But what exactly does a person quantify? I would love people to say what WOULD make their upgrade sound this many dollars better. If someone spends double on an "upgrade" pair of IEMs, what would those IEMs have to sound like to make the person feel like they got double the value? I don't think many people could actually answer that. 

 

Anyway, here I am going Off-Topic. So time for something on-topic. Um. I think the those Fidues are seriously gaudy-looking. That gold, kinda sci-fi thing it has going... yuck. Interested to hear people's impressions on the sound, of course. Always interested in impressions even if I have no interest in buying them myself :cool:.

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I like the tenore but omg, I'm tired of people saying they are the greatest thing on earth. It's like every page is littered with someone saying that they are better than anything you can buy. I have them, like them, but cmon! They are good but aren't an "end game" iem that destroys everything it's path!

They are on par with the havi and kc06 IMHO but the claims that people are making are going to make people buy them and be like "wtf, this is the best thing money can buy?"

I don't want to put a crown on these and hold them in any higher regard than the kc06 or Havi. I don't want to take credit away from manufacturers of great phones, and run around with a boner and a pair of tenore in my ear, proclaiming to the world that they are superior to every iem that exists (made me laugh)
Edited by Hisoundfi - 6/17/14 at 12:13pm
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There's people on the tenore thread claiming that they completely destroy IEMs like the Sony h3, jvc fx-850, gr07 BE, and even $1000+ dollar customs...

What a joke!!!
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Are you saying the tenores aren't the absolute perfect ruler flat response that is perfect in every single possible way??? Audio blasphemy! I shall see you audio court.

 

But seriously it is fun trying different headphones for all the sound signatures that exist out there and I personally have added quite a fair pairs of iems/cans to my collection as a result of the hype trains that have been created for them. Some headphones may have just been me burning money for the sake of adding newer headphones to my collection but most headphones have been fantastic. Pretty much have decided to slow down on my personal headphone purchases as I am pretty happy where I am now.

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I'm not trying to hate on people who like or prefer the sound of the tenore, it's just that at this point in time it is an exciting time for iems with hybrid technology, and budget models that do rival higher end stuff.

The tenore is great, it's just not a mythological creature sent from the heavens to take listening ears to the fourth dimension lol
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I got tired of Tenores being mentioned in every bloody thread regardless of what that thread's topic actually is a while ago. It's fine to gush in an Appreciation thread, but to jump into every second thread preaching the Tenore gospel is downright irritating and, in my opinion, disrespectful.

 

That said, I'd love to hear 'em, but I can't get 'em for that cheap and I'm currently not willing to spend money on more earphones anyway. Even with people raving about them, I have no illusion that they would render everything else I own obsolete in one fell swoop. 

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@Hisoundfi I agree with the most. And I put Tenore and KC06 in same league with diff ss. B3 Pro1 for me is above all. But I accept that for around 60USD they are all winners...
post #3849 of 8111
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

There's people on the tenore thread claiming that they completely destroy IEMs like the Sony h3, jvc fx-850, gr07 BE, and even $1000+ dollar customs...

What a joke!!!

LOL

FOTM hype on Head-Fi. No surprise wink.gif

Thanks to you guys on THIS thread, I got the Tenore Carbos. Great sounding IEMs that will compete well in the <$100 range. They have a good balanced sound with a little bit of bass emphasis (to my ears) that really appeals to my particular listening tastes. But you are right. Like every other IEM or headphone that has been proclaimed a giant killer on Head-Fi, they are NOT a giant killer smily_headphones1.gif

However, I'm not going to buy the Havis and the Ostrys to determine which are the best of the three. I'm perfectly happy with the Tenores smily_headphones1.gif
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KZ ED3's are on sale for $16.50 + free epacket http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/KZ-ED3-acme-silver-grade-HIFI-fever-in-ear-headphones-The-transient-heavy-low-quality-earbuds/615477_1869010918.html?spm=5261.7049941.1997368589.499&promotionId=253311003
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Dayum. Nice deal. Post it on the deal discussion thread Please. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Baycode View Post

@Hisoundfi I agree with the most. And I put Tenore and KC06 in same league with diff ss. B3 Pro1 for me is above all. But I accept that for around 60USD they are all winners...
This post inspired me to bust out the havi and give it a long overdue session. I experimented with tips and found a better seal with some large sony hybrids. These things are amazing. My e18 pushes these things so beautifully. The detail and separation are seldom matched. And yeah, THEY ARE BETTER THAN THE TENORE in many aspects.
post #3853 of 8111
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

I don't want to take credit away from manufacturers of great phones, and run around with a boner and a pair of tenore in my ear, proclaiming to the world that they are superior to every iem that exists (made me laugh)

This made me laugh out loud sitting in my cubicle at work. I think my colleagues heard me ):

Seriously though, very sensible posts on this page. Good to see that.
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Shows as $55 for me :/ Deal already gone? Can't a guy get some sleep to not miss out on every deal in here? :D

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Originally Posted by Doodier View Post

Shows as $55 for me :/ Deal already gone? Can't a guy get some sleep to not miss out on every deal in here? biggrin.gif

Indeed deal gone redface.gif
Edited by Pastapipo - 6/25/14 at 8:47am
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