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post #181 of 2244
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I can summarize all the preceding threads:

Some people love the simplicity / awesome analog sound / found the right pairing.

Others dislike the lack of screen / pickiness of pairing/ price.

Some others are just haters and should shut up.

Charles designed a wonderful object and is a bit of an original in terms of communication, not always for the best. His price hikes seems random and ridiculous but he forces no one to buy.

The Tera pairs very well with some high impedance BA such as the SE5, some dynamic drivers within the FAD range or other brands, and some hybrids such as Tralucent.

It does NOT pair well with most low impedance multi BA, depending on their impedance curve, as the output caps might entail major bass cut off. Miracles and K3003 are to be avoided. And in general an impedance adapter does not help as it just adds impedance into the chain.

The random function does not work well and the algorithm can be improved by sending it back to Charles (who will also improve other minor stuff for free).

I love my stealth Tera and it helps me get all the girls (even though my stunning looks do help).

musicday loves his Tera A LOT and would marry it given the legal possibility.

The Tera is not perfect but has great qualities and still hold his own today vs. the top DAPs.

Everytime I listen to my Tera-Player, I say "WOW!" all over again!
post #182 of 2244

I need to hear one of these at some point. Sounds great.

post #183 of 2244
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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post

Everytime I listen to my Tera-Player, I say "WOW!" all over again!

+1
post #184 of 2244
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

I need to hear one of these at some point. Sounds great.
With the right iem...magical. But to me it's the package that is great: small, pretty, simple, great SQ...it's like a small magical box that makes good music...with such a natural sound. It's like there are tiny people singing in there.
post #185 of 2244
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

With the right iem...magical. But to me it's the package that is great: small, pretty, simple, great SQ...it's like a small magical box that makes good music...with such a natural sound. It's like there are tiny people singing in there.

Hmm... The last sentence was like the last scene in one of the Men in Black series...

But otherwise, absolutely agree with Mimouille. It's been a long time since I've just loaded my favorite music, load up and just enjoy the music without fretting about album art etc.

This is back to basics: pure and unadulterated enjoyment. smily_headphones1.gif
post #186 of 2244

After a month of listening the Tera, my AK120 will go away making some other ears happy. It just can't compare. The Tera is so natural, more dynamic, wider and musical that I do not even want to go back to the AK. I've forced myself to make some cpomparative listening, but it is enough for me.

 

One question: when there is no music, I hear a small, but distinguishable "tac...tac...tac", has it occured to anyone else? My Togo are too sensitive?

post #187 of 2244
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Originally Posted by TheDecline01 View Post

After a month of listening the Tera, my AK120 will go away making some other ears happy. It just can't compare. The Tera is so natural, more dynamic, wider and musical that I do not even want to go back to the AK. I've forced myself to make some cpomparative listening, but it is enough for me.

One question: when there is no music, I hear a small, but distinguishable "tac...tac...tac", has it occured to anyone else? My Togo are too sensitive?

Try to plug the headphones after starting the tera
post #188 of 2244
I experienced a similar noise with the SD card being the culprit. Try using a different SD card.


One question: when there is no music, I hear a small, but distinguishable "tac...tac...tac", has it occured to anyone else? My Togo are too sensitive?
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post #189 of 2244
Try cleaning the slot with the oil Charles recommends. Otherwise try moving the card in the slot a bit.
post #190 of 2244

What oil?

post #191 of 2244
Ok, I'll try those, but I have to confirm yet, but the last time I didn't hear anything... Stay tuned
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post #193 of 2244

anyone know of anywhere in Southern california to audtion one of these?

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post #195 of 2244

Mimouille, could you specify how, or in what way the shuffle function doesn't work well? 

For example, i hated the AK100 shuffle function because it just took like 30 songs and repeated them all the time. You had to manually change the song to get another shuffle loop....another very tiny shuffle loop. Made me mad....

 

thx


Edited by whoever - 9/12/14 at 9:37am
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