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post #1111 of 1126

can you not order it anymore?


 

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Originally Posted by Matter View Post

Anyone have a zo2 they might wanna let go? wink.gif


 

post #1112 of 1126
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Originally Posted by au5t3n5 View Post

can you not order it anymore?


 



 



He may want one at a discount  :).

post #1113 of 1126
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post



He may want one at a discount  :).



You got that right! Isn't that why there is a sales section? Unfortunately I'm still ineligible to post there.

 

Cheers!

post #1114 of 1126

I finally got to listen to an actual working Zo2 today, after having to send mine back for repair since it was broken on arrival. Other than digiZoid claiming it is my fault I think they handled the situation pretty well. I won't go into details on the whole RMA situation unless someone is interested.

 

My first impressions:

I immediately cranked it up to maximum contour level since I consider myself a bass head, but that is just way too much for me. I find that the best contour level is somewhere around 5 depending on the song. Anything above just makes the bass sound bloated on my Ultrasone Pro 900. I'm very impressed with how powerful the device is though. However, I don't think the extra bass adds much to the music. I mean it's nice but primarily a gimmick. The device itself works well as an amp besides the fact that I can hear relatively loud static noise when not playing audio, and this isn't audible when using the E9. I can hear that the noise comes from my pc, so it is not the Zo2 itself that creates the noise, but regardless I don't find it acceptable considering the E9 is able to remove it and that's a relatively cheap amp too.

 

I'm not going to rate the device since the above are just my first impressions, but to sum up I'm not very impressed. I can see how some might like its audio enhancement features, but to me they are way too exaggerated and kind of a gimmick.

 

EDIT:

After plugging my E9 back in I can immediately hear how the mids and highs are more pronounced and the soundstage is somewhat better than with the Zo2.


Edited by JesperZ - 3/8/12 at 10:06am
post #1115 of 1126
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Originally Posted by JesperZ View Post

I finally got to listen to an actual working Zo2 today, after having to send mine back for repair since it was broken on arrival. Other than digiZoid claiming it is my fault I think they handled the situation pretty well. I won't go into details on the whole RMA situation unless someone is interested.

 

My first impressions:

I immediately cranked it up to maximum contour level since I consider myself a bass head, but that is just way too much for me. I find that the best contour level is somewhere around 5 depending on the song. Anything above just makes the bass sound bloated on my Ultrasone Pro 900. I'm very impressed with how powerful the device is though. However, I don't think the extra bass adds much to the music. I mean it's nice but primarily a gimmick. The device itself works well as an amp besides the fact that I can hear relatively loud static noise when not playing audio, and this isn't audible when using the E9. I can hear that the noise comes from my pc, so it is not the Zo2 itself that creates the noise, but regardless I don't find it acceptable considering the E9 is able to remove it and that's a relatively cheap amp too.

 

I'm not going to rate the device since the above are just my first impressions, but to sum up I'm not very impressed. I can see how some might like its audio enhancement features, but to me they are way too exaggerated and kind of a gimmick.

 

EDIT:

After plugging my E9 back in I can immediately hear how the mids and highs are more pronounced and the soundstage is somewhat better than with the Zo2.



The hissing is caused by the ZO2 when it is on high gain and is almost inaudible when on low gain no matter how high you crank the volume. The E9 doesn't "remove this" it doesn't have it in the first place (or at least to the extent the ZO2 does I've never actually heard it). I will note the amount of hiss varies depending on the headphone used. 

post #1116 of 1126

Anyone used this with the PL30's I've heard they hiss on some amps and are really interested in these IEMs.

post #1117 of 1126
Has anybody used this with a ciem?
post #1118 of 1126

I have used it with Westone3 which uses BA drivers similar to CIEM and it doesnt work as well as it does with Dynamic driver IEM.

post #1119 of 1126
Ahhh, that sucks.... Does any other bass boost work well?the e17 perhaps?
post #1120 of 1126

E17 would be nice :) It is more of an EQ bass boost however. To me, ZO is similar to a DSP imo, I know it isn't, but the way it processes the signal is different to simply some db in the bass region.

post #1121 of 1126

I actually emailed Cindy yesterday about this. Apparently they might be able to tweak it a bit so the hiss it creates is lessened or possibly non-existent. I'm trying to find out a few more details before i go through with it

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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post

I have used it with Westone3 which uses BA drivers similar to CIEM and it doesnt work as well as it does with Dynamic driver IEM.

post #1122 of 1126

its not hiss, but somehow it distorts the whole frequency range, I guess because of the way cross overs are tuned.

post #1123 of 1126

maybe because of the high(er) output impedance? JUst guessing

post #1124 of 1126

where to buy????

 

thanks

post #1125 of 1126

ZO3 Pre-Orders Start Today !!

 

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