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  • 1clearhead posted about "Ivery IS-1" (or Liberty 1).  $6 shipped!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-316-iems-compared-tdk-ba200-added-05-26-14-p-914/13860#post_10642457


Edited by Grayson73 - 6/18/14 at 12:29pm
post #3887 of 12880
I ordered a Tenore (off someone from Headfi) to listen for myself based on how highly rated they supposedly are. Can't wait!

I will say though. The Havi B3 is otherwordly for it's price, but I do not think it is better than the best $300 IEMs. For example compared to the TF10, granted it may be apples vs oranges, the TF10 seems better to me in many ways (e.g. bass and treble extension) while the B3 is better in others (soundstage, imaging accuracy). Which is better? Hard to say! So even if the B3 is better, it definitely doesn't 'kill' the TF10, a great $300 IEM.

So when others say the Tenore is 'better than' (what does it even mean nowadays...) or even 'kills' the 846 or CIEMs, obviously my interest increases manifold.

I've got to say I'm almost 99.99% sure of disappointment. I suppose some areas of the Tenore might be 'better than' the TOTLs. But if you're gonna tell me it 'beats' $400, $800, $1k plus IEMs, you're essentially telling me that it annihilates the TF10 and for that matter the Havi B3, which is going to be a tall order.

I guess we shall see.
post #3888 of 12880
We all know that when reading reviews, one should take it with a grain of salt. but when people start claiming it kills this, destroys that and is the best ever then increase that to a spoonful of salt. (season to taste)

Also as gyx11 said, he was so hyped on those Tenores that his expectation biase is through the roof and therefore will definitely subconciously affect his impressions.

Personally though I am hoping that the hype on the Tenores, Havi and Ostry are legit. Win win situation for all music lovers eh? Just my 2 cents.
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Originally Posted by Taveren View Post

We all know that when reading reviews, one should take it with a grain of salt. but when people start claiming it kills this, destroys that and is the best ever then increase that to a spoonful of salt. (season to taste)

Also as gyx11 said, he was so hyped on those Tenores that his expectation biase is through the roof and therefore will definitely subconciously affect his impressions.

Personally though I am hoping that the hype on the Tenores, Havi and Ostry are legit. Win win situation for all music lovers eh? Just my 2 cents.

is there a comparison out there that favours the tenores to the havi b3?

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is there a comparison out there that favours the tenores to the havi b3?

I don't see how and I have them both. Tenores are awesome but don't beat the Havi's. Just my opinion.

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Thread Starter 
I've tried them. They were good but not great. I didn't burn them in though.

I'll try them over the weekend again.
post #3893 of 12880
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

I've tried them. They were good but not great. I didn't burn them in though.

I'll try them over the weekend again.

Did you find the time to try the SMSL M2 amp already?
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

I've tried them. They were good but not great. I didn't burn them in though.

I'll try them over the weekend again.

Please do and report back, looks like an interesting pair to order a handful of and keep around for gifts and loans. Inline mic is definitely an added benefit!

post #3895 of 12880

For anyone interested the HM5 pads are now available in velour:

 

http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-hm5-velor-memory-foam-earpad-suitable-for-other-large-over-the-ear-headphones-1pc

 

Needless to say I've ordered a pair since I really love their pleather pads. Now just to by some headphones to use them on :D

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Pastapipo View Post


Did you find the time to try the SMSL M2 amp already?

It's good. Seems a little bright, but it works well as a quick dac/amp connected to a PC. It's a great new budget amp/dac.

post #3898 of 12880
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

It's good. Seems a little bright, but it works well as a quick dac/amp connected to a PC. It's a great new budget amp/dac.


Yours doesn't have the horrible noise on both outputs?

post #3899 of 12880
Got the ATH-IM50 yesterday.

So far...

Pros:
Detachable cable
Solid build
Fantastic midrange, it's really well done
Covers all of sound spectrum well
Forgiving on bad recordings
Solid and textured bass that doesn't overpower the midrange. Bass to midrange balance is great IMHO.

Cons:
Ergonomics
Memory wire is a PITA and causes microphonics if not situated perfectly
Lack of micro details
Treble is not bad, but not on par sq wise with the mids and bass.
Gives a "in head" soundstage
It was a PITA getting a sealing tip that worked with the housing design and over the ear memory wire. I had to use an olive tip from another set of iems.

The pros far outweigh the cons, and opinions could change the more I listen to them.
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

Got the ATH-IM50 yesterday.

So far...

Pros:
Detachable cable
Solid build
Fantastic midrange, it's really well done
Covers all of sound spectrum well
Forgiving on bad recordings
Solid and textured bass that doesn't overpower the midrange. Bass to midrange balance is great IMHO.

Cons:
Ergonomics
Memory wire is a PITA and causes microphonics if not situated perfectly
Lack of micro details
Treble is not bad, but not on par sq wise with the mids and bass.
Gives a "in head" soundstage
It was a PITA getting a sealing tip that worked with the housing design and over the ear memory wire. I had to use an olive tip from another set of iems.

The pros far outweigh the cons, and opinions could change the more I listen to them.

Wrong thread?
 

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