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Altmann Tera Player compatible iem's

post #1 of 7
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Hello All,
I am interested in a list of iem's that work well with the Tera.
My budget is less than $300, lower the better.
Make, model, fit, price range, sound comments/signature
I have looked in the other Tera forums without much luck.
I am also unsure of the version tera v0/v1 that I am getting as it is second hand.
Thank you all in advance,
Skol
Scott
post #2 of 7
I am sorry but I have tried none in that price range. If you want to be safe, dynamic / hybrid / high impedance is better. Multi BA with low impedance are a risk. But some of them work great. SE5, NT6, 1plus2 and Kaede work well. Miracles are horrible, SD3 not so good.
post #3 of 7

In that price range I have Klipsch X10 and Etymotic HF3 and both sound very nice with Tera. Also if you can use earbuds instead of IEM's definitely go for Yuin PK1 (I prefer it to X10 and HF3).

Having said this, if you can ever come up with money for it 1plus2 are absolutely stunning with Tera (I don't see how that combo can be improved on - best SQ I have ever heard with wide stage and so natural - by far the closest to feeling like I'm listening to vinyl).

post #4 of 7

I use the Heir Tzar 90s - very comfortable and reasonable isolation (using Comply S series I can hear trucks on the road right next to me but not most cars, can still hear music over a jackhammer) and the sound signature is a great match to my ears, as an added bonus the default volume of the Tera is perfect (the Tera doesn't remember where you left the volume so any other IEM/headphone I use needs adjusting every time)  The downside is that it has a slight hiss which can be annoying during the quietest parts of a song (think classical quiet, not noticeable over anything else) and they're out of budget but if you can find a used pair it wont be. 

 

Another wildcard option is the JVC HA-FXZ200 - bassy but very enjoyable.  They don't hiss but you will need to turn the volume up, and they have a really long cable and fit issues to the point I'm probably going to sell mine :(

 

One option that I don't like out of the Tera despite it's appealing high impedance is the HiFiMan RE-262, the sound lacks something though I can't put my finger on what (they sound better with an amp.)  The 262 also has a noticeable effect on the battery life, for the worse...

post #5 of 7

The new JVC HA-FX850 is an amazing match with the Tera. It is a little above the $300 price point, but it sounds much better than it should for the price. It is a real bargain for the SQ it offers.

post #6 of 7
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The new JVC HA-FX850 is an amazing match with the Tera. It is a little above the $300 price point, but it sounds much better than it should for the price. It is a real bargain for the SQ it offers.


Sony XBA H3 sounds good with the tera player but it's above your limit at $350 , try the H2 :biggrin:

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post
 

The new JVC HA-FX850 is an amazing match with the Tera. It is a little above the $300 price point, but it sounds much better than it should for the price. It is a real bargain for the SQ it offers.


I second this - I have used my Tzars just once since I got the 850 and that was because it rained (I'm sure the wood wouldn't like getting wet) but other than that I'll take the 850 every time.

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