Should I buy the Zero Audio Carbo Tenore or Vsonic Vsd1s or Vsonic VSD3s?
Jul 12, 2015 at 11:33 PM Post #4 of 8

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bump... wondering about the Carbo Tenore and VSD1S.


Also look into the new Soundmagic E50 and E80:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/771066/soundmagic-release-e50s-and-e80s-in-ear-reference-series

On sale here:
http://www.miccastore.com/portable-audio-products-inear-headphones-c-7_15.html
 
Aug 11, 2015 at 6:47 PM Post #5 of 8

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I have owned the Zero Audio Carbo Tenore's for about a month, and it is safe to say that these are some of the best bang for your buck headphones in terms of sound quality I have ever heard (and I'm obsessed with finding good cheap headphones). HOWEVER, the strain reliefs on them are abysmal and the sound already cuts in and out in the time I have owned them. I, by no means, am aggressive with my headphones, but the right angle plug is one of the worst plugs I have ever used. The main problem is that I put them in my pocket. That may seem like a decent place to put them, however the right angle connector is so weak, that when it gets pushed up it puts strain on it, resulting in sorrow.
 
So I just ordered a pair of Vsonic VSD1S's. Eagerly awaiting them. I'll let you know what I think.
 
Aug 17, 2015 at 10:37 AM Post #6 of 8

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The sound quality of the Carbo Tenore outmatches the VSD1S by quite a margin. But the build quality on the Vsonic is much better. It really all comes down to if you want to spend $40 on the Vsonics, or $80 dollars on both after the Zero Audios break.
 
Jul 4, 2016 at 6:03 AM Post #7 of 8

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I owned both Vsonic's and Zero Audio's and have a different experience. Beyond personal taste, The Tenore's are more "in the face" with great timbre but quite tiring for long sessions.
The Vsd1S's are smoother sounding, more relaxed slightly V-shaped. 
Depend on the recording,  but for one-fits-all I would recommand the V-Sonic. They are a little less revealing and can deal with all kind of recordings. 
 
Jul 6, 2016 at 10:36 AM Post #8 of 8

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I must add after a week testing the VSD1S (the new version with straight plug) The microphonics on them are not far from being unbearable ! I just can't wear them when walking and as they are not built for the cable to go over the ear, no walking the the dog with them... too bad
 

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