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Originally Posted by kenman345 View Post


I can make out those headphones, but what is between the line out and the ZO?



 



SR-71A.  I tried with PR0-900's and my earlobes were vibrating.  

post #767 of 1126

Yup - did something similar with the LO from the T51 into my uHA-120 and on to the ZO - in the end, I just went back to the HO on the T51 straight into the ZO, or LO->uHA-120->phones. Putting the ZO at the end of that chain just didnt seem to be netting me anything major in SQ terms.

post #768 of 1126
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

Yup - did something similar with the LO from the T51 into my uHA-120 and on to the ZO - in the end, I just went back to the HO on the T51 straight into the ZO, or LO->uHA-120->phones. Putting the ZO at the end of that chain just didnt seem to be netting me anything major in SQ terms.



I tried the setup with a few of my other phones and noticed the most difference with the HD650's.  The rest really didn't benefit.  But for the HD650's, I think this is the way I will listen to them.  

post #769 of 1126

Ok before reading this thread I was in the FiiO E11 camp but now I'm thinking this Zo version 2 revision 3 might be the answer if I order now will I get the revision 3 of the Zo 2 or will there be a revision 4 when I get the revision 3 of the Zo version 2 is that right?

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Originally Posted by Ciaran Van Don View Post

Ok before reading this thread I was in the FiiO E11 camp but now I'm thinking this Zo version 2 revision 3 might be the answer if I order now will I get the revision 3 of the Zo 2 or will there be a revision 4 when I get the revision 3 of the Zo version 2 is that right?



You should be getting the revision 3 is you order now. I doubt there will be a revision 4. That would more likely be the Z03.

post #771 of 1126
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post



I tried the setup with a few of my other phones and noticed the most difference with the HD650's.  The rest really didn't benefit.  But for the HD650's, I think this is the way I will listen to them.  



The 650s have always caught my eyes. But then again I would want its sound signature in an IEM so I could use it on the go. Wonder if the IE10 will fill that void? Wish you could hear my open-back denon 5000s (Full size Sony EX1000 IMO but better in all areas).

post #772 of 1126

I was wondering this morning why the volume seemed a little more silent than usual or did I suddenly have a hearing loss and then I forget that the ZO2's battery had run dry and the volume went back to the standard level, doh. Haven't gotten used to ZO2 having volume control yet. :P Would be curious how you others adjust the volume in case you're using headphone-out, at least I always keep the ZO2 maxed and adjust volume on source, it just seems to sound best this way when using HO in my ears.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 12/7/11 at 5:06am
post #773 of 1126

^+1 on max with ZO2 and then adjusting the volume on the source


Edited by louisnomad - 12/7/11 at 5:26am
post #774 of 1126
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post



The 650s have always caught my eyes. But then again I would want its sound signature in an IEM so I could use it on the go. Wonder if the IE10 will fill that void? Wish you could hear my open-back denon 5000s (Full size Sony EX1000 IMO but better in all areas).


I know you will be one of the first to purchase the IE80 or IE10 ( which I know nothing about, so I'll do a search).  I am sure I won't want to fork over the dough on those for a long time, so I'll eagerly wait your impressions when they arrive and you have them in your hands.  As for the Denon D5000, I wish I could hear those as well.  I almost went with the open back mod on my D2000 but backed out because I got scared.  I traded them away because it was too sibilant after the markl mod. 

 

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post


I know you will be one of the first to purchase the IE80 or IE10 ( which I know nothing about, so I'll do a search).  I am sure I won't want to fork over the dough on those for a long time, so I'll eagerly wait your impressions when they arrive and you have them in your hands.  As for the Denon D5000, I wish I could hear those as well.  I almost went with the open back mod on my D2000 but backed out because I got scared.  I traded them away because it was too sibilant after the markl mod. 

 


At first I was hesitant to even try the open-back mod. But once I figured out that it is in no way permanent to just test it out I figured "why not?" After testing it and going back to stock it ruined the stock denons for me lol. I would have sold the D5ks if not for the mod. I've since made the mod permanent and I don't regret it at all. Now regarding the IE10 I may get it but most likely not at $800+. The IE80 is more feasible and if I can get it at a reasonable price that is. Looking forward to getting my ZO2 Rev 3 :)


Edited by lee730 - 12/7/11 at 3:11pm
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If I had another closed can (a spare set of cups would definitely help), I would definitely consider the mod. But with my case right now, my sister would kill me to have 3 pairs of open headphones in the study room.
 

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At first I was hesitant to even try the open-back mod. But once I figured out that it is in no way permanent to just test it out I figured "why not?" After testing it and going back to stock it ruined the stock denons for me lol. I would have sold the D5ks if not for the mod. I've since made the mod permanent and I don't regret it at all. Now regarding the IE10 I may get it but most likely not at $800+. The IE80 is more feasible and if I can get it at a reasonable price that is. Looking forward to getting my ZO2 Rev 3 :)



 

post #778 of 1126
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If I had another closed can (a spare set of cups would definitely help), I would definitely consider the mod. But with my case right now, my sister would kill me to have 3 pairs of open headphones in the study room.
 



 



lol you don't have to make it perminant though to test it. Just take the cups off. Put them on the side. Unlatch the ear pads. Then let them rest on the driver instead of being locked to the driver. That is all folks ;). I should warn you though, this mod will most likely make you hate your stock denons after trying it lol.

post #779 of 1126

Then I better not try it. Otherwise sister would really kill me in the study room when i blast my music. I have no plans purchasing another closed headphone (e.g. the PRO900 or ATH-Wxxxx for cheap, no plans at all) for the end of the year too so no.

 

However thanks for the mod and I would definitely try it after enjoying the D2000 with my mods for a longer while. L3000.gif
 

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post



lol you don't have to make it perminant though to test it. Just take the cups off. Put them on the side. Unlatch the ear pads. Then let them rest on the driver instead of being locked to the driver. That is all folks ;). I should warn you though, this mod will most likely make you hate your stock denons after trying it lol.



 

post #780 of 1126

Question - I've never owned a portable amp.  Right now I use a Sony NWZ E-354 player and an Atrio Mg7.  Would getting a Zo2 be overkill?

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