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Line out issues? Worked with my FiiO LOD and my iPod Touch. Graduation by Gemini was absolutely stunning on my pro 900s with these. Hissing unnoticable with these.

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Was there any hiss on the M-80 and when you boosted the bass was there any negative effect on the mids? I'm also curious, considering the treble isn't as involving on the M-80 did the sound signature feel overly dark when the bass was boosted?

 


Referring to another set of headphones and hopefully other people can chime in that when using the Blox M2C that are known for excellent clarity, wide sound stage and the ability to separate the music in a open form, adding the ZO2 for some types of music dulls the sound, adding more lvls of contour it just gets less clear.   Does it add bass to the M2C headphones which it lacks, sure does, but seems it comes at a cost and starting at a lower contour does not go a whole lot of it.  Is this to be expected ?

 

I'd be interested in hearing from people who like sparkle, clarity and a wide sound stage of what they think.  Since I got the ZO2 I have not stopped using it to get used to the sound and find out what works for me, but for some music I listen too, I feel like I am losing the benefit of the headphone by using the ZO2.

 

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last try frown.gif would the attenuator do less colouring or more if it is placed in between the line out signal and the ZO line-in rather than after the ZO headphone out?

 

Or no difference? Could someone confirm me, either in an electrical engineering way or by listening tests...

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Punting on 4th down is well played?  


More like unnecessary roughness. Second down and twenty.

Or something. I don't actually pay attention to football.
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The ZO2's been powered on now for 16 hrs straight after having charged it last night, wanna see about how long it lasts, granted I haven't used it today as much as I did yesterday but yea it's safe to say the battery life has improved since ZO1.

 

EDIT: 17+ hrs and still going strong


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 11/10/11 at 3:15pm
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

last try frown.gif would the attenuator do less colouring or more if it is placed in between the line out signal and the ZO line-in rather than after the ZO headphone out?

 

Or no difference? Could someone confirm me, either in an electrical engineering way or by listening tests...


You're in Sydney and you've received your ZO2 ? Really ?

 

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i use mine with my ultrasone pro900s, ultrasone hfi 700s, and monster turbine pro golds, and its amazing with all of them.

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You know what it just did to my Grado SR80i's? It just made Feel Good Inc by Gorillaz freaking amazing.

 

The ZO2 is, oddly, amazing on the M-80 but seems to be made for the Grado sound signature and for anything really bright. Holy crap. Dat bass. It gained IMPRESSIVE impact, punchy'ness, while keeping everything else incredibly detailed.

 


Mine arrived yesterday.  I fully charged and tested with my Sony NWZ-A818 DAP and ER-4P using both a LOD and headphone out.  I was very disappointed in what I was hearing, pretty much the same experience as most members here using EIMs.  I felt duped and was ready to repackage and return for a refund.

 

When I got home and had access to my cans, I decided to give the ZO2 another shot and was actually rather pleased.  Using my Archos 5, headphone out, ZO2 volume at max and varying from low to mid contour, it turned my RS2i, SR60i and DT880/250 into bass monsters.  Not muddy, mid/hi destroying bass, but a very clean, punchy, detailed bass that seem to bring the dynamics out in the whole frequency spectrum, exactly what was expected.   I don't consider myself a basshead, but I listen to a wide variety of music and some of that music contains monsterous bass.  I immedietely tried out the track, Bass Head by Bassnectar...I was impressed, bass was tight and clean and the lowest I've experienced with these cans.  Next, I tried one of my favorite recordings, Alice in Chains unplugged.  Dynamics and clarity were very good.  The acoustic bass had more extension and was very clean, not muddy or distorted.  I played several tracks containing very little bass and didn't feel any was added by the ZO2.

 

Sorry, I don't have the audio vocabulary of some of our more fluent members...

 

The DT880/250 had no discernible hiss, while both Grado's had a slight hiss.  In it's current configuration, I consider the ZO2 unusable with the ER-4P. 

 

Overall, after hearing the ZO2 with my cans, I'm impressed with the technology and look forward to the corrected product. 
 

 

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Sorry, I don't have the audio vocabulary of some of our more fluent members...

 

 

Look on the bright side - they post whilst drunk, in the glorious tradition of Irish literature, and clearly you haven't felt the need to get hammered before putting fingers to keyboard. I found your post extremely refreshing, or perhaps that was the lime in my gin.

 

Thanks for giving us something positive in the midst of this tide of vitriolic rage and purchase remorse.  cool.gif
 

 

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Interestingly enough, I emailed support with the intention of returning my ZO2, and Cindy says that they have identified the source of the hiss, and can fix it. Just a heads up for those who find that to be a deal-breaker. I for one, have at least found that a fairly neutral sound is much more to my preferences anyway, but kudos to digizoid for offering to either honor their refund policy or fix the unit, at my discretion.

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Not looking forward to posting a unit from Aus to the US for repairs...

x_x

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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

 

Look on the bright side - they post whilst drunk, in the glorious tradition of Irish literature, and clearly you haven't felt the need to get hammered before putting fingers to keyboard. I found your post extremely refreshing, or perhaps that was the lime in my gin.

 

Thanks for giving us something positive in the midst of this tide of vitriolic rage and purchase remorse.  cool.gif
 

 


 

Thanks estreeter,

 

In a few hours, I too will partake in copious libations of my favorite stout whilst exploring the pages thereof and enjoying my favorite tunes, refraining from posting tides of vitriolic rage! beerchug.gif


 

 

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Not looking forward to posting a unit from Aus to the US for repairs...

x_x


Its smaller than an iPod Touch - how would you feel having to send something like a Woo WES back for repairs ?

 

 

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Not looking forward to posting a unit from Aus to the US for repairs...

x_x



For a $100 device, I'd sent it the cheapest way possible.  I had to send something back to China, for replacement, from the USA and only spent $6.  Of course I didn't get any insurance or tracking.  How much will it be?

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Seriously when will this battery run dry? I've had my ZO2 powered on for 19 hrs straight now, getting late over here now as I woke up quite early and now it's way past midnight. Cmon get empty so I can go sleep FFS! :P Battery life is pretty nice now I have to say for such a rapid charge now as well.

 

I really start hearing an improvement after a while of use.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 11/10/11 at 5:09pm
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