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post #406 of 1126
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I sent my ZO2 back to be replaced but it's quite good with the original.  I would assume it will be same for a bit better with ZO2.  I never really noticed much difference when I had it for the short period of time.  
 

 


Thanks for the 2 cents! Can you say more about GR07 and ZO v1? I'm just reading some impressions on GR07 to pull the trigger... I hate  that part... Decisions, decisions! xD

 

post #407 of 1126
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Originally Posted by louisnomad View Post


Thanks for the 2 cents! Can you say more about GR07 and ZO v1? I'm just reading some impressions on GR07 to pull the trigger... I hate  that part... Decisions, decisions! xD

 


This is ZO1, ipod classic 5.5 gen., alac files and GR07.  I have the volume set at between half and three quarters.  When I turn the ZO on, the volume kicks up another two notches and I need to turn the ipod volume down to half way.  This is with the smart vector turned all the way down.  The soundstage open up a bit more.  The treble presence is increased a bit, the bass gets a bit more punchy.  Since the GR07 is pretty well balanced, all frequencies are lifted up a notch with the ZO.  I think the ZO helps bring a bit more sparkle in the treble region, which to me welcomed in the GR07.  When I turn the smart vector switch up a couple of notches, it's too much bass for my taste.  Just one notch and it sounds good for awhile but I cannot do it for long listening sessions.  I still believe the EX1000 and the ZO was made for each other but it sounds good with most earphones that I own.  For the GR07, I think you can't go wrong with it.  It's a fantastic sounding iem and it suits most genres of music.  I have no trouble with the comfort either.  I find it to be one of the more comfortable iems because of the moving nozzle.  

post #408 of 1126

Just got my Zo2 yesterday..

 

with LOD, even on minimum volume on the Zo2, the volume output is equivalent to about 80% on the source, and when I increase the Zo2 volume by 1 click, it becomes unlistenable as it distorts massively

 

with the 3.5mm jack, the problem above does not exist, however, the hiss is very very bad...

 

*sigh*

 

return and repair I guess, I am in Australia so it kinda sux...

post #409 of 1126

Anyone tested the ZO2 with um3x? Care to comment?

post #410 of 1126
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Originally Posted by djvkool View Post

Just got my Zo2 yesterday..

 

with LOD, even on minimum volume on the Zo2, the volume output is equivalent to about 80% on the source, and when I increase the Zo2 volume by 1 click, it becomes unlistenable as it distorts massively

 

with the 3.5mm jack, the problem above does not exist, however, the hiss is very very bad...

 

*sigh*

 

return and repair I guess, I am in Australia so it kinda sux...


 

You tell me about that! My ZO2 is still on customs. The total amount I would pay to fix, without taxes, is around 160 bucks... with brazilian taxes, I'm afraid it will be around 250 bucks... I'm not happy at all... I don't want to use it with LO, just HO, as my sources are J3 and Clip+... And customs are holding my package... damn...

post #411 of 1126
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Originally Posted by louisnomad View Post

You tell me about that! My ZO2 is still on customs. The total amount I would pay to fix, without taxes, is around 160 bucks... with brazilian taxes, I'm afraid it will be around 250 bucks... I'm not happy at all... I don't want to use it with LO, just HO, as my sources are J3 and Clip+... And customs are holding my package... damn...


 

hey we were in the exact same situation, but mine got released from customs last week, package is at home I should have it today or tomorrow. but instead of paying another 100 bucks in shipping and more customs, if it doesnt work, Im doing the garbage can mod. **** this. I dont plan to use it with IEMs, but I do want to use it with a LO.

post #412 of 1126

Sorry, what I meant was that my post was posted to wrong place, so I just edited it to say wroong place.

post #413 of 1126
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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post


 

hey we were in the exact same situation, but mine got released from customs last week, package is at home I should have it today or tomorrow. but instead of paying another 100 bucks in shipping and more customs, if it doesnt work, Im doing the garbage can mod. **** this. I dont plan to use it with IEMs, but I do want to use it with a LO.



 

Just checked your profile to see your gears, and the best part was the "music preferences"! i found lots of bands  that I love (anathema, porcupinetree, pineapple thief, sigur ros, pain of salvation...) and now I'm just listening to the others on youtube... so far, i need to buy some oceansize asap! Did you ever tried Explosions in the sky? Cecylia eyes? Yndi Halda?
 
I'm almost sure the "garbage can mod" will be an option if i need to send it back... or maybe show it to some friends and see if they like it with the hiss, and them sell it for the price I've paid... :/ But let me test ir first, as soon as the custom's people get tired to hold it there...
post #414 of 1126
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Originally Posted by louisnomad View Post

Just checked your profile to see your gears, and the best part was the "music preferences"! i found lots of bands  that I love (anathema, porcupinetree, pineapple thief, sigur ros, pain of salvation...) and now I'm just listening to the others on youtube... so far, i need to buy some oceansize asap! Did you ever tried Explosions in the sky? Cecylia eyes? Yndi Halda?


only Explosions in the sky from those 3, and did not liked it. maybe the others. Riverside is also a good option if you havent. try something from the album "out of myself" it is similar to some other stuff.

 

hey we both have the TF10, I doubt it works with the ZO2 by what I've read.

 

post #415 of 1126
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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post


only Explosions in the sky from those 3, and did not liked it. maybe the others. Riverside is also a good option if you havent. try something from the album "out of myself" it is similar to some other stuff.

 

hey we both have the TF10, I doubt it works with the ZO2 by what I've read.

 



 

Actually, i need to update the profile, i don't have it anymore... i couldn't handle the harshness on treble without the comply foam...
 
I tried Riverside, and I like it... If you don't like EITS, probably will not like the others i told you... maybe something from Devin townsend Project (Addicted as a heavy album, Ghost as an immersive, very light, kind of music)... If you like We're Here Because We're Here, then both albuns from Devin Townsend can fit your taste. :)
post #416 of 1126

Is it possible to use the ZO2 with the Fiio E10's DAC Line Out? 

post #417 of 1126
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Originally Posted by djevoultion View Post

Is it possible to use the ZO2 with the Fiio E10's DAC Line Out? 



I can't see why not, but you'll need to flat any EQ on your PC first, and starting from there you will build your sound signature teaking with ZO2 and software EQ.

post #418 of 1126

Just got my revised v2 from the mail.  I've only had it for 15mins so too early to give impressions, but I can say that I'm running it through my iPhone 4's LOD to a pair of iems and the complaints about the LOD volume and hiss have been fixed.

post #419 of 1126

dear lord...triportsad.gif

 

will I have the courage to send it back?

post #420 of 1126

just got it now, now to some testing. only headphone and player I have in my hands right now are the Clip+ and M80s. so we shall see this first...

 

works good, I dont dare to say great yet but minor hissing, only noticeable when there is no music and really low hissing.

 

with clip volume at 50% I can go ZO volume all lvl and it is loud but still at a safe volume. the bass boost does little, I thought there was a more noticeable difference but so far, it ads body but thats it.

 

nice feeling to the touch btw, I wouldnt have a problem pair this with an ipod, no danger of scratches.

 

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