- Dec 20, 2015
Short impressions. I prefer the Tzar over the Forte. I do like BA bass when done in good quantity, in which Tzar achieves.
Forte sounds a bit veiled in comparison to Tzar. Tzar has the treble sparkle that is needed for the more forwarded detailing and resolvability.
Tzar is airy and has a rather large sound stage in comparison to the Forte.
Tzar is clear sounding and I really cannot pinpoint any mids unclaritywhich is important to me. The bass is a bit rounded in nature than more on the defined side, but good quantity and provides slam for those like to feel it.
Ample weight to the sounds if that is a concern for others.
I think it's quite balanced. What I mean by balanced, there doesn't seem to be noticible frequency discontinuity or sounding uneven, mids have the appropriate level of presence, and bass does not overwhelm the mids clarity.
Could be considered warm for those that isn't into bass quantity, but I find it's necessary to bring naturalness, create ambiance, and bring weight to notes.
I can see why 1964 catagorizes Tzar as linear compared to the others like the Forte. I'd consider Tzar reference sounding, but not clinical.
I felt the same way “at first” until I sent the loaner Fourte back after auditioning them for a while. Once returned back to 64audio I was informed something was wrong with the tuning of the trial pair and when I got my own Fourte pair there’s definitely a big difference. They’re just as clear as Tzar but with more body/weight, a little bit more intimate than Tzar which is why Tzar is more airy... details definitely stick out more with Fourte....