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post #871 of 1126

^ ok bass .....BASS!

 

  ZO VS ZO2 on bassL3000.gif as for right now befor burn in

 

 

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Edited by FinnTheHumen - 12/15/11 at 11:12am
post #872 of 1126

Just as it was with the original ZO, the focus for many here seems to be on the bass impact of the ZO2, but for me it goes beyond that:

 

- I only use SmartVektor on the lowest settings, but even there the ZO2 moves everything forward, for a much more enveloping, intimate sound.

 

- I agree with others that soundstage (width and depth) suffers, as does detail retrieval, but the overall effect remains very seductive with most of my music.

 

I know I'll cop plenty for saying this, but the ZO seems closer to the Bose approach to sound quality (warm and lush) than the hardcore audiophile mantra of 'neutrality, transparency and accuracy'. It may well be 'your music on steroids', but there are times when most of us want to inject a little more va-va-voom into our music. Lovers of classical/chamber/orchestral and acoustic music are probably better off with another solution, but I suspect those folk knew that already.

post #873 of 1126
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- I agree with others that soundstage (width and depth) suffers, as does detail retrieval, but the overall effect remains very seductive with most of my music.

 


In my opinion, this is no longer the case with rev3.

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In my opinion, this is no longer the case with rev3.



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post #875 of 1126

Just got my sis to order my Zo2 for x-mas.  I'll be pairing it with my Atrios Mg/7's mostly but I also have a MEE SP-51 I'll test it with.  Merry x-mas to me L3000.gif

post #876 of 1126

^ (Cue Xzibit) - "Yo dawg, I heard you like bass so I put a subwoofer in your subwoofer." biggrin.gif

post #877 of 1126
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Yea usually forward sound = smaller soundstage but it varies on the design of the cup / pads / how the space looks like between the ear and driver etc and it's not like ALL forward sounding have equally small soundstage. I also like forward / "in-your-face" sound for music but too much of it for gaming is detrimental as it becomes too "messy" especially in FPS games with lots of action going on at the same time. Ideally I'd want a forward sounding headphone but with large soundstage with very good imaging/position which seems hard to find. :P


I can imagine forward midrange as well as superb bass extension is the only thing it can't be described as BUT when paired with ZO2 it would still have "forward"-sounding midrange compared to many headphones without using ZO2 as SmartVektor tech has this kind of attribute to it. Then you could also boost it if necessary on a EQ a little.

 

For gaming it seems V-shaped sound signature headphones is great because when the mids are pushed back a little and most sound effects are in the midrange benefits from being not too forward to avoid this "in-your-face" sound when it becomes more difficult to separate sounds so I'm actually quite interested how ZO2 sounds like with a headphone like DT990 Pro.

 


Compare to which one?


Rpg wiz, the dt990 pros seem exactly what you need, their sq, clarity, soundstage STOMPS the xb500, but they sound forward and
In your face while still having an amazing soundstage, plus the mid bass is better than both demon d2000 and dt770 pro 80, with a zoo, I fear they might be one of the best things in the planet >smily_headphones1.gif

 

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Rpg wiz, the dt990 pros seem exactly what you need, their sq, clarity, soundstage STOMPS the xb500, but they sound forward and
In your face while still having an amazing soundstage, plus the mid bass is better than both demon d2000 and dt770 pro 80, with a zoo, I fear they might be one of the best things in the planet >smily_headphones1.gif

 



Man, you're everywhere with the same crap.  STOP ALREADY!  

post #879 of 1126
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Man, you're everywhere with the same crap.  STOP ALREADY!  



What are you talking about?

post #880 of 1126
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What are you talking about?



You should know the answer to this question.  You're invading this thread, the basshead thread and who knows where else with the same stuff.  Please test some equipment for yourself, then post YOUR THOUGHTS.  

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You should know the answer to this question.  You're invading this thread, the basshead thread and who knows where else with the same stuff.  Please test some equipment for yourself, then post YOUR THOUGHTS.  



It is called conceptualizing and theorizing, I never say this headphone is better than the other, i always say "seem" and "appear to be", but of course you discard the details like that, now stop harrasing this thread and only post relevant stuff.

post #882 of 1126
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^ (Cue Xzibit) - "Yo dawg, I heard you like bass so I put a subwoofer in your subwoofer." biggrin.gif



HAHAHA!!!!  Nice!

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Originally Posted by SoulSyde View Post

^ (Cue Xzibit) - "Yo dawg, I heard you like bass so I put a subwoofer in your subwoofer." biggrin.gif



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post #884 of 1126
Thread Starter 

How do I ship in my Zo2 so I can make it a ZO2V3?

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How do I ship in my Zo2 so I can make it a ZO2V3?



Post office? :-)

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