Zero Audio Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT

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  1. La Cenric

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    Foreword: I acquired the Carbo Tenore during a search for a good sleeping IEM. The Tenore sounds very very good when deeply inserted (and V-shaped/almost sibilant with a shallow fit) and is another solid recommendation for a cheap, small-form-factor IEM with a "mainstream-friendly" sound signature.

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    Impulse
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    CSD
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    Analysis:
    • As with most IEMs, the treble of the Tenores changes with insert depth. What's measured here is with my recommendation of a deeper insert, which tames the treble peaks and smooths out the overall sound.
    • CSD is nothing out of the ordinary for a DD IEM. Decay is pretty clean though, and I would predict being one of the better ones within its price bracket (more data points required).
    • 1.2k anomaly on the left channel (CSD + THD) is repeatable. Doesn't sound off, though it just could be my brain doing its magic for stereo listening.
    • Overall, the Tenore is a surprisingly clean and clear sounding IEM with a satisfying bass boost and well controlled treble. Certainly not a giant killer by any means, but as far as micro-drivers go it could very well be the best of the lot.
     
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    Have heard the only thing wrong with these (at that price) is the build quality.
     
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    Just trying them out for the first 45 mins. Quite a bass boost (a bit much for me), and a very clean, almost polished image, although the midrange is quite a bit back and the stage is not very high. Will experiment with tips and insertion depth. Worth their money for sure.
     
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    @La Cenric did they end up being a good size for sleeping (especially on the side)? Or did you find something better?
     
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    I use my Galaxy Buds for sleeping these days.
     

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