Originally Posted by Exesteils
What tips do you normally use? I guess that's the safest choice
I usually go L or XL as I find those to fit my ears more often than not. Still holding off until I can find something else to throw in the basket too.... Maybe a pair of Tenores.
M or L, which makes this a difficult choice.
Good choice on the Tenore. Two people just compared Tenore and FX850 and they reach for the Tenore more. Tenore is my favorite IEM, but even I'm having a hard time believing this!
Originally Posted by HiFlight
I also have both the Tenore's and the JVC FX850. Without getting into a full review, I can make some general comments based on my listening and preferences:
Tenore: Very small, light and "forget-about-it" comfortable. FX850: Quite large and more difficult for me to get a good seal. Not as comfortable as Tenore.
Tenore: Soundstage seems appropriate to the venue and genre of the music. Good depth of imaging. FX850: Very large soundstage, less depth than Tenore. More in-your-face.
Tenore: Accuracy of timbre is just outstanding. Gives a great sense of realism. Needs fairly high volume to sound its best. FX850: Uber-detailed. Maybe more detail than one hears in a live performance. Sense of realism not as pronounced as Tenore.
Tenore: Rather low sensitivity, needs some horsepower behind it to sound its best. FX850: Very easily driven from nearly any source.
Cost: 8 prs. Tenore's = 1 pr. FX 850.
Overall, comparing the two seems to be somewhat like apples and oranges, as the phones are quite different and will likely fill different needs.I find myself reaching for the Tenore's far more than for the 850's.
As they say, YMMV!
Originally Posted by Inks So far I agree with everything. I'll say stock I slightly prefer the Tenore due to tighter bass compared to the slight bloat of the JVCs. EQed, they are in similar levels