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post #646 of 1016

OK, so Cindy from digizoid got back to me (this late in the evening too!). Hopefully she can help me get it tuned down as you have suggested. I figure that once I'm able to reach lower volumes, the hiss will also go down as well.

 

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Originally Posted by kenman345 View Post

First, make sure no wireless devices are near the ZO2. RF signals can mess with the amp and cause hiss. This could explain why others have not reported the same thing with the same setup. Also, the quality of your files may matter quite a lot. 

 

If those things dont help, contact digizoid about getting it adjusted and let the bliss continue

post #647 of 1016

Yeah, the ZO2 is going back. I didn't hear anything from digizoid today so I guess they can't really do anything for me. There's just no excuse for an amp to be this loud and noise prone. My Mustang amp pulled it off with no problems, although I understand it's an unfair comparison. Maybe I was asking too much for a $100 device?

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Don't worry... we aren't going to stop selling ZO's! Right now we are waiting for our next batch of inventory from our manufacturer, which should be coming very soon. We still have a few ZOs available to sell directly, but most of our resellers are just temporarily out of stock.

Not to sound impatient, but are you still resupplying? It's still listed as currently unavailable on amazon, and I can't find it on google shopping/ebay. Just can't wait to get my hands on one. :P

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Not to sound impatient, but are you still resupplying? It's still listed as currently unavailable on amazon, and I can't find it on google shopping/ebay. Just can't wait to get my hands on one. :P

 

Yes we are. Huppin's/OneCall on Amazon should be getting resupplied within the coming days. We sent out to them Thursday or Friday. =)

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Yes we are. Huppin's/OneCall on Amazon should be getting resupplied within the coming days. We sent out to them Thursday or Friday. =)

 

Thanks. Just bought one from OneCall on amazon. :P

post #651 of 1016
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Originally Posted by zeitfliesst View Post

Yeah, the ZO2 is going back. I didn't hear anything from digizoid today so I guess they can't really do anything for me. There's just no excuse for an amp to be this loud and noise prone. My Mustang amp pulled it off with no problems, although I understand it's an unfair comparison. Maybe I was asking too much for a $100 device?


Depending on how sensitive the headphone is, the ZO can be a very hiss-prone amp. I have a hard time using it with the new JVC IEMs whereas the Soundmagic A10 does just fine with a minimal amount of noise.

post #652 of 1016

digizoid can lower the noise floor and the ZO is meant to provide many things, including Bass. That one element almost always leans towards a dynamic driver and asking it to perform in its stock configuration well with BA IEM's is a bit unconceivable. While I want my ZO2 to perform well with everything right off the bat, it's been designed for something that has different needs. 

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Depending on how sensitive the headphone is, the ZO can be a very hiss-prone amp. I have a hard time using it with the new JVC IEMs whereas the Soundmagic A10 does just fine with a minimal amount of noise.

zeitfliesst, be patient, give it a day or two for a response, they are not always the quickest to respond, but they are very eager to please all their customers and will do their best for you, i'm sure.

post #653 of 1016

Yeah, Cindy from digizoid got back to me the next business day but I just figured that I couldn't take the risk. I already sent it back and went with the JDS c421. Real shame though since I loved the sound minus the hiss.

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Originally Posted by kenman345 View Post

digizoid can lower the noise floor and the ZO is meant to provide many things, including Bass. That one element almost always leans towards a dynamic driver and asking it to perform in its stock configuration well with BA IEM's is a bit unconceivable. While I want my ZO2 to perform well with everything right off the bat, it's been designed for something that has different needs. 

zeitfliesst, be patient, give it a day or two for a response, they are not always the quickest to respond, but they are very eager to please all their customers and will do their best for you, i'm sure.

post #654 of 1016

Is there a way to tell whether a ZO is a ZO 2 or 2.3? I'd like to purchase one from the Headphone Bar (Canada) but I'm not sure what version it is. Any insight would be much appreciated.
 

post #655 of 1016
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Originally Posted by Derlus View Post

Is there a way to tell whether a ZO is a ZO 2 or 2.3? I'd like to purchase one from the Headphone Bar (Canada) but I'm not sure what version it is. Any insight would be much appreciated.
 

 

 

It is a ZO2.3. None of our resellers, including those on Amazon, have ever received ZO2.1 or ZO2.2. So unless you buy it secondhand, you are definitely getting a ZO2.3.

post #656 of 1016

Hey all you digifans, i have a zo2.3 up for sale (check my profile). Thanks.

post #657 of 1016

Sent in my ZO2 last week, Apparently they have it and I am patiently waiting to hear back that it has been tweaked and shipped out to me. Can't wait to see hoe the tweaks improve how it pairs with my AS-2's. If this works as expected this may be an epic combination like it should be. If not, at least it will sound epic when I get my AS-1's

post #658 of 1016
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Originally Posted by kenman345 View Post

Sent in my ZO2 last week, Apparently they have it and I am patiently waiting to hear back that it has been tweaked and shipped out to me. Can't wait to see hoe the tweaks improve how it pairs with my AS-2's. If this works as expected this may be an epic combination like it should be. If not, at least it will sound epic when I get my AS-1's

 

What are they doing for you exactly? I have been tempted to send mine back since they offered to bump up the gain (on the low gain setting) just a bit. I was using IEMs mostly at the time, though, which worked great. I couldn't get quite enough gain with my Grados for some reason, but with my current Beyer DT1350s it's perfect...

post #659 of 1016

This is a quote from Cindy from an email saying they sent back my ZO2 to me.

 

 

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Paul, our engineer reduced the background noise and hopefully enough for you to enjoy ZO again.

 

I honestly don't know what exactly they did, but that's what they said they tried to accomplish I guess. I'll let you know how it works out for me when I receive it.

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What are they doing for you exactly? I have been tempted to send mine back since they offered to bump up the gain (on the low gain setting) just a bit. I was using IEMs mostly at the time, though, which worked great. I couldn't get quite enough gain with my Grados for some reason, but with my current Beyer DT1350s it's perfect...

post #660 of 1016
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Originally Posted by kenman345 View Post

This is a quote from Cindy from an email saying they sent back my ZO2 to me.

 

 

 

I honestly don't know what exactly they did, but that's what they said they tried to accomplish I guess. I'll let you know how it works out for me when I receive it.

Very cool...I'm pretty big on customer service, and so far Digizoid gets an "A" from me. 

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