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post #1966 of 2270
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

@SkyBleu, that's the same combo I fall asleep with at night. Pretty amazing actually. And if I wake up and need a dose of trance on my birds to help me fall asleep again, its so easy to spark up the clip by feel. Awesome.
Yeah, even though I don't use it when I sleep, I do use it for many other purposes of which changing songs on the fly can be done through touch and not having to look at the screen.
post #1967 of 2270

The KC06A's can be worn straight down with no comfort issues I assume?

post #1968 of 2270
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

The KC06A's can be worn straight down with no comfort issues I assume?

No problems whatsoever. They even have a nifty rubber piece you could put on if you want to wear them over ear. Along with 9 pair of tips, ranging from thin to thick to filtered. For a pair of $70 iems I'd say the accessories are pretty abundant.
post #1969 of 2270

Right. Now forgive me but I haven't been keeping up with the pace of this thread; where do I order these babies to get them delivered to the UK?

post #1970 of 2270
For the moment it's only available through taobao and a forwarding service. Penon and shenzenaudio should get them sometime around early June.
post #1971 of 2270
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post


comfort: KC06A. It's feather light. The 850 is comfortable for me, just heavier.
Isolation: haven't tested in depth. Neither was particularly bad.
Build quality: FX850 hands down. KC06A Feels very cheap and plasticy.

Still to early to be certain about the spectrum on the KC06A; However, I'll share a little.
It didn't pair so well from the HP out of the X3. The line out to a separate amp gave it an overall better balance. *(PRE-BURN-IN)*
The bass was very strong, punchy, great extension and rumble with a significant midbass hump that emphasizes the bass in the sound signature.
The Mids were smooth, warm and detailed but felt like they lack dynamic energy. They also sounded a step back from the lows and highs.
Highs: Forward, detailed, sparkly without sibilance. Lacks extension and has an emphasis (or peak) in the 2-5k range that has been rubbing me the wrong way.
Going line-out to a separate amp brought the Mids a little more forward and seemed to benefit the whole spectrum in small ways, but the overall characteristics remain the same.
Finding good synergy with the source chain is going to be key with these.

They are a solid buy, but their biggest fault is soundstage. To me, it's like a wall of sound. The FX850 is a stark contrast. Right now, with my usual rig, the FX850 outshines the KC06A in the majority of categories. More importantly, it fits my preferences better.
The FX850 is like a sweet, warm and loving embrace that leaves you fulfilled. The KC06A is like an intense one night stand that rocks your world but leaves you feeling sore but with a smile.
Both are currently burning in. We'll see how things change with different setups, tip rolling, etc.

Yeah the FX850s sound amazing but it was purely the fit that was putting me off a little (Never know how they'll fit me until I try them etc.)

post #1972 of 2270
I have started wear them over my ear with normal tips and I am quite surprised how much better they sound . Bass is stronger and and deeper . Anyone not getting a good bass response I would recommend giving it a try...
post #1973 of 2270
Have tried both, don't really notice difference, it's probably because you get better seal wearing it over ear while it's the same for me with both way. Depend on your ear contour I guess.
post #1974 of 2270

I personally don't even bother to wear them straight down anymore because it just doesn't work in my case. But wearing them over the ear is completely different thing and I'm happy with it.

post #1975 of 2270
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Originally Posted by laon View Post

Have tried both, don't really notice difference, it's probably because you get better seal wearing it over ear while it's the same for me with both way. Depend on your ear contour I guess.

 

This is my impression as well.

 

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Originally Posted by Atronach View Post
 

I personally don't even bother to wear them straight down anymore because it just doesn't work in my case. But wearing them over the ear is completely different thing and I'm happy with it.

+1, although I don't notice any change in the sound they feel a lot more comfortable over the ears for me.

post #1976 of 2270
They disappear when worn straight down for me.
post #1977 of 2270

They disappear either way for me.  I've taken to wearing them over the ear though with the plastic/rubber sleeves since the material of the cable doesn't seem to allow the cable to ever change it's shape permanently (I find them too rubbery).  The sleeves force them to at least take the contour shape around the outside of my ears.

 

Edit: The advantage of the rubber coated cables is that you can clip the cables around and it doesn't affect the listening experience.  It's a shame these didn't have better isolation or they'd be perfect for a workout.


Edited by ebrian - 5/20/14 at 5:32am
post #1978 of 2270

Some people asked for more comparisons of Tenore vs KC06.  I posted this over at the Tenore thread regarding instrumental/vocal comparisons.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/665111/zero-audio-zh-dx200-carbo-tenore-zh-dx210-carbo-basso-carbon-aluminium-iem-information-appreciation-and-impressions-thread/1755#post_10566096

post #1979 of 2270
While I'm skeptical of unit variance, it's strange that Shotgunshane and mochill found the Tenore to simply be on another level. Or perhaps it's the magic of different taste...
post #1980 of 2270
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

While I'm skeptical of unit variance, it's strange that Shotgunshane and mochill found the Tenore to simply be on another level. Or perhaps it's the magic of different taste...

Yup, sound preferences.

It had already been discussed before
Edited by vlenbo - 5/21/14 at 9:47am
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