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post #226 of 1126

Dude, you've got problems that no audio device will ever be able to fix. For starters, you dont appear to have the impediment of a job to interrupt this endless listening.

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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

Dude, you've got problems that no audio device will ever be able to fix. For starters, you dont appear to have the impediment of a job to interrupt this endless listening.


I'm currently unemployed. ;P It came at the best possible time though, just in before Skyrim release! ;)

 

EDIT: It must be placebo but this evening it's like there's a quite sudden noticable sound quality boost with the ZO2. Probably has played some music/gaming for like maybe 20~25hrs by now since I got it. Where there seems to be a difference since the very first listen is in bass response (better textured, tighter, not overhelming at all and sounds now separated from instruments where it at the very first listen seemed to jump a bit all around the place making it sound a bit messier than what I was used to with ZO1) and transparency, complex passages with lots of stuff going on sounds more separated / easier to snap up different small details. The ZO2 seems to have more depth, better imaging too so currently it doesn't only match ZO1 in sound quality for me but seems to surpass it. Even seems to be noticable while gaming that it's now getting much more easier to listen to the positioning of all sounds and that it seems to do even a better job than ZO1 at this now (I've played UT3 for like over 4000hrs so I'm very familiar with the sound and positioning now and I keep using it to track down enemies I can't see but hear so :P)

 


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 11/10/11 at 6:39pm
post #228 of 1126

Early Impressions: Sony MDR Ex-1000 > Zo2 > iPhone 4s (Not using LOD), a very audible hiss, never heard a hiss so loud (it's not that loud but its louder than lets say just plugging earphones into a 1st Gen iPod Touch). 

                            Audeze LCD-2 > Zo2> iPhone4s, no hiss. Sounds pretty good. 

 

You can still hear the hiss when music is playing (with the Sony MDR Ex-1000s, no hiss on LCD2 at all) although you will really need to try and hear it to hear the hiss. More on the sound profiles later...

post #229 of 1126
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I'm currently unemployed. ;P It came at the best possible time though, just in before Skyrim release! ;)



Seriously?  You're proud/happy about this?  

 

I would be ashamed to admit that.

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Seriously?  You're proud/happy about this?  

 

I would be ashamed to admit that.


why ashamed? I was unemployed for like 8 months and it wasnt my fault (kinda).

I was lucky though, I know engineers who have been like that for over a year not that they want to.

post #231 of 1126

Sorry man, we're not going to agree on this point.

post #232 of 1126

Don't know exactly how many hrs I've had it in use today (probably at least 8-10 hrs) but it's been powered on now for like 21 hrs and haven't started to show any low battery level yet, so definitely there's some quite significant boost in battery life for ZO2.... oh well time to hit the sack.

 

EDIT: about the job situation, I've just finished school so haven't really gotten into the working life yet, I've worked as trainee but haven't gotten a proper job yet and atm there's very hard to find any jobs, especially in IT that I'm educated in so therefore I don't have any problem about admitting being unemployed, kinda enjoying it for a little while to have a break from all the school stuff that's been in the past.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 11/10/11 at 7:08pm
post #233 of 1126
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Originally Posted by SoulSyde View Post

Seriously?  You're proud/happy about this?  

 

I would be ashamed to admit that.

 

OK, lets cut the kid some slack. If things dont soon pick up in Europe (and I've been saying this for months ..), a lot more of us could also be unemployed. I admit that we wouldnt be quite so chuffed about it, but I expect that there will come a time when he isnt either.
 

 

post #234 of 1126

Fair enough.

post #235 of 1126

Back on topic.

I have just received an email for Digizoid that they have identified the issue with the ZO v2, I strongly assume it's regarding the hiss and the high volume output when using LO,  they can accept returns to repair this or they can honor their return policy.  So it seems that anyone's issues/worries with their purchase, one way or another will/can be solved fairly quick.

post #236 of 1126

I hope they offer paid returns because it's not our fault. Not like I'm going to cry a river over a few bucks, but its the thought that counts.

post #237 of 1126
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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?


Lucky for you in the States.

Cheapest, disregarding the Sea mail option (>_>), will be $10.50 for me. The cost isn't really a concern though, more the killjoy of having to wait.

 

Waiting time:

Wait for Zo 2 arrive (see what I did there?) - 5 days so far and counting

Post back to TX, USA - 5-12+ days

Repair period - X days

Post to Aus - 5-12 days

 

Minimum time total: 15 days waiting (discounting the repair time)

 

This isn't very fun for me.

post #238 of 1126
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Lucky for you in the States.

Cheapest, disregarding the Sea mail option (>_>), will be $10.50 for me. The cost isn't really a concern though, more the killjoy of having to wait.

 

Waiting time:

Wait for Zo 2 arrive (see what I did there?) - 5 days so far and counting

Post back to TX, USA - 5-12+ days

Repair period - X days

Post to Aus - 5-12 days

 

Minimum time total: 15 days waiting (discounting the repair time)

 

This isn't very fun for me.


Cheer up - there's a topless woman causing traffic chaos on the Gold Coast while you're sitting there worrying about your $99 amp ! Aaah, the Dole Coast - for those who haven't had the pleasure, its like a combination of Miami and Detroit.

 

http://www.news.com.au/national/topless-woman-causes-road-mayhem-at-burleigh-heads-on-gold-coast/story-e6frfkvr-1226192306370

 

Some might chastise me for being so totally OT, but lets face it - that story is considerably more entertaining than endless tears over the ZO biggrin.gif

 

post #239 of 1126
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Originally Posted by rezel View Post


Lucky for you in the States.

Cheapest, disregarding the Sea mail option (>_>), will be $10.50 for me. The cost isn't really a concern though, more the killjoy of having to wait.

 

Waiting time:

Wait for Zo 2 arrive (see what I did there?) - 5 days so far and counting

Post back to TX, USA - 5-12+ days

Repair period - X days

Post to Aus - 5-12 days

 

Minimum time total: 15 days waiting (discounting the repair time)

 

This isn't very fun for me.


Consider yourself lucky.

 

Waiting time for ZO2: 12-21 days

Send back to US by the fastest option : 4 days

Repair period : X Days

Waiting for the second time: 12-21 days

 

That's roughly about 30-60 days.

 

Let's consider costs

 

Customs duty for ZO2 both times - not likely, but due to falling duty collections, officers have been informed to charge 'everything', so not sure.

Cheapest shipping option - $20-25 (Since postal services / couriers normally do not accept electronics, which are somehow ok for inbound)

 

My patience: Limitless

My wallet: Barely alive

 

Now, let's get back to more impressions wink.gif

post #240 of 1126
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post


Cheer up - there's a topless woman causing traffic chaos on the Gold Coast while you're sitting there worrying about your $99 amp ! Aaah, the Dole Coast - for those who haven't had the pleasure, its like a combination of Miami and Detroit.

 

http://www.news.com.au/national/topless-woman-causes-road-mayhem-at-burleigh-heads-on-gold-coast/story-e6frfkvr-1226192306370

 

Some might chastise me for being so totally OT, but lets face it - that story is considerably more entertaining than endless tears over the ZO biggrin.gif

 


HOW DID I MISS THIS?

Excuse my yelling but that's quite a laugh.

 

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