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post #1186 of 3368
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Originally Posted by destrozer View Post
 

Yeah he was.

 

I'm pretty sure it won't be THAT long since production has been stepped up. He's expanding recently, hiring people and all.

 

In any case, it's a worthwhile wait. You could just forget about it and when it arrives, it'll be a great surprise!

Honestly the thing holding back production before was the cable since the manufacturer couldn't get it right.

post #1187 of 3368

gnarlsagan, I notice you used to own the fitear f111s. I'm wondering if you remember it enough to compare the rockets with them? 

post #1188 of 3368
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Originally Posted by mejoshua View Post

gnarlsagan, I notice you used to own the fitear f111s. I'm wondering if you remember it enough to compare the rockets with them? 

It's tough to say. The F111 was probably warmer in the mids, with less treble emphasis. Just a guess though, since I haven't had the F111 for a while.
post #1189 of 3368
Shotgunshane still has his F111 and he should be getting his Rockets soon :-)
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The tonality wars between the Tenore and Rockets has me uber conflicted right now. The Tenore is slightly warmer and smooth, while the Rockets are slightly cooler and more immediate. Mids emphasis is very similar on both. There are tracks where I want to give the edge to the Tenore, where everything just sounds perfectly natural. But then the Rockets also sound extremely convincing, although with that very slightly cooler tilt. 

 

If we break up tonality into bass, mids, and treble, it'd be easier to make some conclusions. I think bass goes to the Rockets. Emphasis is just about as perfect as I could ask for. Instruments sound real and natural. No bloom or bloat, just quick accurate bass, with a little roll off at only the lowest of lows, 30Hz or so. Not a big deal. 

 

Mids I think go to the Tenore. Again it sucks that we can't be sure how similar other Tenores are, but my c-mod Tenore has probably the most flawless mids I've heard. They surprise me every time. Perfect note balance, with no tinge of extra warmth or coolness, just such natural vocals. Mids on the Rockets have just slightly less body, although it's so close that I'm sure there will be people on both sides of the fence. 

 

Treble I think is a tie, as it depends on the track. The Rockets accentuate cymbals and percussion taps and tings a bit more, but the Tenore only has a dB or two difference here. Neither are splashy or etched at all. Decay is great on both, cymbals shimmer with a nice long finish. Brighter tracks sound amazing on the Tenore, warmer tracks sound great on the Rockets. Honestly most tracks sound awesome on both.

 

I really don't think there's a winner here. Tonality is seriously good on both iems, even with me trying to be as crotchety and unforgiving as possible.

 

Next I'll throw the ER4S into the mix.

post #1191 of 3368
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post
 

The tonality wars between the Tenore and Rockets has me uber conflicted right now. The Tenore is slightly warmer and smooth, while the Rockets are slightly cooler and more immediate. Mids emphasis is very similar on both. There are tracks where I want to give the edge to the Tenore, where everything just sounds perfectly natural. But then the Rockets also sound extremely convincing, although with that very slightly cooler tilt. 

 

If we break up tonality into bass, mids, and treble, it'd be easier to make some conclusions. I think bass goes to the Rockets. Emphasis is just about as perfect as I could ask for. Instruments sound real and natural. No bloom or bloat, just quick accurate bass, with a little roll off at only the lowest of lows, 30Hz or so. Not a big deal. 

 

Mids I think go to the Tenore. Again it sucks that we can't be sure how similar other Tenores are, but my c-mod Tenore has probably the most flawless mids I've heard. They surprise me every time. Perfect note balance, with no tinge of extra warmth or coolness, just such natural vocals. Mids on the Rockets have just slightly less body, although it's so close that I'm sure there will be people on both sides of the fence. 

 

Treble I think is a tie, as it depends on the track. The Rockets accentuate cymbals and percussion taps and tings a bit more, but the Tenore only has a dB or two difference here. Neither are splashy or etched at all. Decay is great on both, cymbals shimmer with a nice long finish. Brighter tracks sound amazing on the Tenore, warmer tracks sound great on the Rockets. Honestly most tracks sound awesome on both.

 

I really don't think there's a winner here. Tonality is seriously good on both iems, even with me trying to be as crotchety and unforgiving as possible.

 

Next I'll throw the ER4S into the mix.

 

I have never listened to an iem that can best the Tenore in tonality so this comparison is unfortunately another endorsement to the Rocket. Since i am broke atm I will either have to find a used pair (highly unlikely) or start selling blood and other bodily fluids. Or maybe buy it in a couple of months, but where is the fun in that :p

post #1192 of 3368
Gotta factor speed and imaging in Tenore brahs. The Rockets always sounded crisper to me during my A/B of more complicated tracks. Tenore would blur ever so much in comparison.

IMO

/Rudi
Edited by Idsynchrono_24 - 8/14/14 at 7:02pm
post #1193 of 3368
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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

Gotta factor speed and imaging in Tenore brahs. The Rockets always sounded crisper to me during my A/B of more complicated tracks. Tenore would blur ever so much in comparison.

IMO

/Rudi

I suspect that's the case to my ears as well, but I'm trying like hell to be restrained and not go shooting off at the mouth lol.

Now stop pressuring me or I'm sending out rocks on the next leg of the tour :P
post #1194 of 3368
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post


I suspect that's the case to my ears as well, but I'm trying like hell to be restrained and not go shooting off at the mouth lol.

Now stop pressuring me or I'm sending out rocks on the next leg of the tour :P


Lol now we both know that you don't want to do that. This is your conscience talking gnarlsagan... :veryevil: 

 

Well jokes aside, Dale really needs to get these kickstarter orders out so they can start getting to people who didn't buy em during the kickstarter.


Edited by jrkong - 8/14/14 at 8:26pm
post #1195 of 3368
Quick update. I'm very close to dropping a nuclear hype bomb up in here. The Rockets currently have me on the moon.

I've just tried the Meelec clear biflanges, the same ones I use for the Tenore, and surprisingly the ~2dB treble peak has moved from 8k to about 9.5k. I fully expected the peak to shift down closer to 6k, but listening with tones has proven this not to be the case. Overall, this is an improvement to my ears, reducing the slight sheen that previously existed on vocals. This has also improved tonality imo. With a slightly higher treble emphasis things just sound less colored overall, although before it was hardly a concern. It's just even less of a concern now.

Oddly, I'm still not getting a 6k peak at all. 3k is maybe 1dB more emphasized than 2k, but other than that things are pretty damn flat. I might want a couple dB more low sub-bass, around 30-40Hz, but really the bass is fine. Midbass is wonderfully separated from the mids, and that's much more important imo.

In summary, I am still having a hell of a time trying to find sonic issues with these things.
post #1196 of 3368
Like I said, hold onto your butts wink.gif
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Been using my Rockets straight out of the headphone jack on my HTC One M8, and it's insanely good for a cellphone... It's definitely a "why spend more?"-type performance. 

 

Also, I've listened to the Rockets literally every night while going to sleep, and I couldn't be more pleased. Can't wait for more people to get a chance to hear these...

post #1198 of 3368

Damn it, why did I ever change to the mic option.

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Originally Posted by alpha421 View Post
 

Damn it, why did I ever change to the mic option.

 

Actually, the one thing I don't like now is that I don't have a mic... I ordered both kinds (because I'm insane), but I'm sure I'll end up using the mic'd version a lot, as these work like gangbusters with my phone, and not having to pull 'em out when I get a call during the daily commute will be fantastic. 

 

Long term, mic'ing up is probably the way to go if you're gonna use it with a phone. 

 

(Hope that made you feel at least somewhat better. ;))

post #1200 of 3368
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

 

Actually, the one thing I don't like now is that I don't have a mic... I ordered both kinds (because I'm insane), but I'm sure I'll end up using the mic'd version a lot, as these work like gangbusters with my phone, and not having to pull 'em out when I get a call during the daily commute will be fantastic. 

 

Long term, mic'ing up is probably the way to go if you're gonna use it with a phone. 

 

(Hope that made you feel at least somewhat better. " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/wink.gif">)

 


Well, if you decide to get rid of the non mic version you know where to find me wink.gif.
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