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The saddest thing about all of this discussion is that the havi is superior in a majority of categories over the tenore.
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

The saddest thing about all of this discussion is that the havi is superior in a majority of categories over the tenore.

No argument here.

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I think havi is great but one limiting factor is the power requirements 😔... That's where the tenore and ostry comes in😃
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The saddest thing about all of this discussion is that the havi is superior in a majority of categories over the tenore.


In which areas are the Havi superior/inferior?

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Inferior is the power requirements and superior if requirements met is superior in every way possible 😃... I got new players that might power them well so I just might re buy them or get the senn ie800😁
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In which areas are the Havi superior/inferior?
HAVI
Build quality
Ergonomics (destroys the tenore)
Accessories (destroys the tenore)
Product consistency

Tenore is warmer, and has more of a sub bass layer than the havi. The tenore is easier to drive than the havi.

This is based on an a-b-c comparison last night between these two and the gr07 BE.

When amped...

HAVI
Seperation
Treble extension
Soundstage
Micro details (destroys the tenore)
Timbre

The gr07 BE is my favorite of the three, and I feel this is the best of them all things considered.
Edited by Hisoundfi - 6/18/14 at 9:38am
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

The saddest thing about all of this discussion is that the havi is superior in a majority of categories over the tenore.

I am on the verge of getting the tenore, so you can try and convince me otherwise.

 

I dunno, they cost about the same - the tenore just looks a bit more convenient to use. I will be powering those with a smartphone as well and the havi are supposedly power hungry, right? Anyway, tip sensitive as is described on the first page of their thread just kinda kills it for me and a lack of go-to tips for them. I have not yet found tips for my Brainwavz S1 that are perfect for me, life just seems very simple on the tenore side, just order a pair of 3$ tips and phones and plug and play.

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I am on the verge of getting the tenore, so you can try and convince me otherwise.

 

I dunno, they cost about the same - the tenore just looks a bit more convenient to use. I will be powering those with a smartphone as well and the havi are supposedly power hungry, right? Anyway, tip sensitive as is described on the first page of their thread just kinda kills it for me and a lack of go-to tips for them. I have not yet found tips for my Brainwavz S1 that are perfect for me, life just seems very simple on the tenore side, just order a pair of 3$ tips and phones and plug and play.


Ostry, Havi B3, Tenore are all good in different aspects. With plain source like smartphone, Havi may be not as good as the other 2, but if you have good enough Dac/Amp, Havi B3 will shine the most out of three.

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Ostry, Havi B3, Tenore are all good in different aspects. With plain source like smartphone, Havi may be not as good as the other 2, but if you have good enough Dac/Amp, Havi B3 will shine the most out of three.

Yeah, I'm upgrading to a 2014 flagship phone too, it might provide plenty of power for the havi - then again, it also might not. I've been reading up on the havi and I see that they actually are now coming with the most desired tips for most, the sennheiser double flanges, surely makes more appealing to the guy who doesn't want to be bothered :D

With the tenores vs havi I think one reason people are getting the tenore could also be that the havi initial review is very honest and does list cons, while the tenore thread is mostly just writing about upsides. Life is easier without cons.

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Yeah, I'm upgrading to a 2014 flagship phone too, it might provide plenty of power for the havi - then again, it also might not. I've been reading up on the havi and I see that they actually are now coming with the most desired tips for most, the sennheiser double flanges, surely makes more appealing to the guy who doesn't want to be bothered :D

With the tenores vs havi I think one reason people are getting the tenore could also be that the havi initial review is very honest and does list cons, while the tenore thread is mostly just writing about upsides. Life is easier without cons.

I have powered my havi from my galaxy s3 and only need to put it around 50% volume and that is usually loud enough for me. The sennheiser double flanges are a true god send for these iems and get a great seal. In the past before I got them I was spending a lot of time tip rolling and not listening and since I got them they have great and my go to, don't think I have bothered with other tips since.

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Yeah, I'm upgrading to a 2014 flagship phone too, it might provide plenty of power for the havi - then again, it also might not. I've been reading up on the havi and I see that they actually are now coming with the most desired tips for most, the sennheiser double flanges, surely makes more appealing to the guy who doesn't want to be bothered biggrin.gif
With the tenores vs havi I think one reason people are getting the tenore could also be that the havi initial review is very honest and does list cons, while the tenore thread is mostly just writing about upsides. Life is easier without cons.

I was objective in that Havi thread. Faith follows truth, always... If B3 is special, one day most audiophiles may appreciate it, sooner or later...
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I was objective in that Havi thread. Faith follows truth, always... If B3 is special, one day most audiophiles may appreciate it, sooner or later...

They work on a Galaxy S4 

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So given proper amplification, a Havi B3 owner has nothing to gain by buying Tenores?

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I have the ATH-IM50 waiting in my mailbox for me to get home.

BOOM
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So given proper amplification, a Havi B3 owner has nothing to gain by buying Tenores?
I say no, unless you feel the havi doesn't have enough bass for you.
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