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No worries. Was just teasing. wink.gif But very useful information. Thanks! smily_headphones1.gif
post #227 of 2256

getting the chance to try the Tera in reality this very Sunday! So excited! 

post #228 of 2256
Thread Starter 
You will start thinking about how to save and get one as soon as you will hear the Tera player😀 that good the sound is.💸🎧🎧🎧🎶🎶🎶🏆🏆🏆
post #229 of 2256

Make sure you have one of the recommended phones/iems during your Tera demo or you will not be able to fully appreciate what Tera can do because it is very picky about pairing.

post #230 of 2256
I'll try with my two habituels: CA H8 and Ath im70

i don't think i can have something else in hand until then. Maybe the fellow with the tera brings something, but not sure if it isn't a spiral ear se5...


édit: just checked....he has the ToGo334
Edited by whoever - 9/19/14 at 12:31pm
post #231 of 2256
As I have mentioned innumerable times before in various Tera Player threads, good as the modified Koss PortaPro headphones are, there are far better sounding headphones for use with the TP, though they are not nearly as inexpensive nor utilitarian in design.

These include - Thinksound On1, NAD Viso HP50, KEF M500, Musical Fidelity M100, Audio Technica ATHESW9A, Philips Fidelio L2 and more...

Having owned and used all of the above with my Tera Player, the two outstandingly excellent headphones are the Thinksound On1 and the Audio Technica ATHESW9A.

Musicday please take note! rolleyes.gif

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Still find it very hard to find better sounding headphones then Korta Koss modded out of the Tera Player, is just magical like you are in the middle of the band.
.....Mind you havent tried those low Ohm plannar headphones, either way Tera is to blame on 🎧🎧🎧
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I am taking note my friend!
But tell us more about why the two you mentioned sound better then Korta?
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post #233 of 2256
The Thinksound and Audio Technica both have a more expansive soundstage and better definition than the Koss, in short they posess a degree of holographic realism lacking in the PortaPro. The Thinksound just beats the Audio Technica but it's a mightily close call. Try them with your Tera Player, you'll like them.

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I am taking note my friend!
But tell us more about why the two you mentioned sound better then Korta?
Explain smily_headphones1.gif
post #234 of 2256
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Thanks but I can't find them on the high Street and you won't meet me smily_headphones1.gif
post #235 of 2256
Don't be so defeatist as Amazon (UK) stock the Thinksound - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thinksound-On1-Monitor-Series-Headphones-Natural-Wood-Black/dp/B00GHWZLC2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411231382&sr=8-1&keywords=Thinksound - so give them a try and if you don't like the sonics send them back.

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Thanks but I can't find them on the high Street and you won't meet me smily_headphones1.gif
post #236 of 2256

Yes, totally agree with smail1966.

Take head of his experience and be thankful for his patience.

post #237 of 2256
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Originally Posted by smial1966 View Post

As I have mentioned innumerable times before in various Tera Player threads, good as the modified Koss PortaPro headphones are, there are far better sounding headphones for use with the TP, though they are not nearly as inexpensive nor utilitarian in design.

These include - Thinksound On1, NAD Viso HP50, KEF M500, Musical Fidelity M100, Audio Technica ATHESW9A, Philips Fidelio L2 and more...

Having owned and used all of the above with my Tera Player, the two outstandingly excellent headphones are the Thinksound On1 and the Audio Technica ATHESW9A.

Musicday please take note! rolleyes.gif

 

I have both KEF M500 and PortaPro but disagree that KEF is a better choice with Tera. While it is excellent match and very comfortable (and arguably best portable closed phones to match with Tera) in my opinion Koss are still better - more organic/natural sounding to me. However the best I have heard with Tera are Tralucent Ref 1 (followed by 1plus2, PortaPro, and then M500 - in that order - and I do own and like all of the above).

post #238 of 2256
Thanks for your invaluable input. I think that this demonstrates yet again that we all hear sound differently and that's why it's crucial to audition headphones (or at least have the option of returning them) before purchase. Incidentally, the Thinksound are markedly better sounding than the M500.

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I have both KEF M500 and PortaPro but disagree that KEF is a better choice with Tera. While it is excellent match and very comfortable (and arguably best portable closed phones to match with Tera) in my opinion Koss are still better - more organic/natural sounding to me. However the best I have heard with Tera are Tralucent Ref 1 (followed by 1plus2, PortaPro, and then M500 - in that order - and I do own and like all of the above).
post #239 of 2256
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Originally Posted by smial1966 View Post

Thanks for your invaluable input. I think that this demonstrates yet again that we all hear sound differently and that's why it's crucial to audition headphones (or at least have the option of returning them) before purchase. Incidentally, the Thinksound are markedly better sounding than the M500.

 

Thank you as well for all the great input on the forum. I think I remember buying the M500's based on your recommendation, and I have no regrets - great phones, although these days my kids are enjoying them since I can't put down the Ref 1 and Tera combo.

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I mentionned earlier that I was earing some "tactactac" from the Tera, and someone cleverly said that it might come from the SD card. It is a 128Gb from Komputer (cheap cheapo). I tried a 64Gb microSDXC from Transcend, and yes, there is no "tactactac", so thanks for the advice! Tera is not involved, event though I could say it is a bit... sensitive

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