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post #766 of 1021
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

I have to give Doc Holliday (the head-fi'er, not the outlaw....and not Val Kilmer) the credit for some of this. I am 40 years old but honestly had no damn idea what dubstep was until a few months ago. Doc's point was that, while the 1350s had amazing bass in terms of extension, for something like dubstep there is more that can be had in terms of the AMPLITUDE. Now that is usually a deal breaker for me because I can't stand bloated, boomy bass. That's why I will swear up and down that the 1350s are truly amazing in the low end, because they hit all the way down BELOW 10hz and they keep it clean the entire way. It's also why I have the opinion I do about this 1350/ZO combo, because while EQ'ing can give you greater amplitude, in my experience it doesn't maintain the integrity of the bass. It gives you more "nose", not more bass. Whatever the guys at digizoid have done, their product allows you to have greater amplitude while also keeping MOST of the quality. So when you have headphones that already hit really low, and you give them a tool like the ZO to keep it clean AND increase the amplitude, it's pretty damn exciting, IMO. 

I really didn't like the Grados with the ZO, but that's not the ZOs fault. The Grados just aren't really designed for that type of application. The 1350s literally beg you for more, though....they'll take whatever the ZO can give them and keep asking for more. I think it was in Tyll's review where he said the bass on the 1350s was bottomless. Well, when you fire up the ZO and add it to the equation, you can also say there is no ceiling, either. All of a sudden you have a pair of $260 portable headphones that give you pretty much anything you could ever ask for on the low end, you know? 

This is exactly what I needed to know. Thank yo
post #767 of 1021
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This is exactly what I needed to know. Thank yo

 

Sure thing....sorry I can't help with the Maddogs

post #768 of 1021
I really am torn between this and an e11.
I was going to pull the trigger on the AKG K167, but I think I will wait for the K267 reviews before making a purchase.

I love the size and the adjustable bass settings that from the reviews really work well.
post #769 of 1021
If i ran the amped output from a DAC/AMP (Like the E10), into the ZO would it get damaged?
post #770 of 1021

I tested the Mad Dog's with the ZO2.3 back in June when I went to a head-fi meet up. While apparently the Mad Dogs have changed slightly in how they're made, it's only gotten better from what I've heard so I can say with some good authority that the ZO2.3 and Mad Dogs pair quite well. 50 Ohm's it's asking terribly much of the ZO2.3 and the orthodynamics in the Mad Dogs were really nice. Definitely liked them with a little bit more kick though, and the ZO2.3 added that. 

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I've been considering getting the DT1350s, but also been more leaning towards MadDogs. I like your testimony, that the DT1350s have good enough bass without an amp which is why I'm so intruiged by them for DJing/studio use also, but I also would like that extra oomph for my portable drum and bassing.

Doesn anyone have experience with the ZO2 and MadDogs? I'm under the impression that the bass is just as bottomless and lush on both headphones, but I'm just wondering how they compare.

Basically I know I'm going for the ZO2.3, but which headphone does it pair best with, MadDog, or DT1350? Or does it do both headphones' bottomless lush bass justice and either headphone would be fine, depending on if I'm looking for supraaural or circumaural?

post #771 of 1021
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Originally Posted by NVGCK View Post

Hi Guys,

I've very likely betraying my self as not a true headphone connesiur with this admission but I LOVE THE ZO2.3.  It's a revelation to me to get so much boom and I am using in LOD mode inline with a Topping TP-30 to drive a set of Klipch Reference One's.  Hardly a refined system by any stretch of the imagination but I'm loving every moment of it.

 

i did something similar with a cmoy type amp a few months back and got mixed results, so good for you if you found a combination that works

 

 

what i found that works and sounds awesome is instead of line out mode switch up and use the headphone out. i ran it this way from the headphone out of a matrix m stage into the zo2 and from there to my headphones it was was heaven, especially for my koss kde250's

post #772 of 1021

Got this Digizoid ZO2.3 to boost the bass on my DT1350.

It is really do a great job for my DT1350 and it doesn't overshadow the vocal/mid/treble. 

I would recommend this for all who need bass enhancement and it has 32 level that you can set anyway (cmiiw). 

post #773 of 1021
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Originally Posted by kupleh View Post

Got this Digizoid ZO2.3 to boost the bass on my DT1350.

It is really do a great job for my DT1350 and it doesn't overshadow the vocal/mid/treble. 

I would recommend this for all who need bass enhancement and it has 32 level that you can set anyway (cmiiw). 

 

Nice...this pairing is one that I've been very fond of. I had used my ZO mainly for IEMs (Atrios), but when I fired it up with the 1350s I was really blown away. Fantastic enhancement of an already amazing pair of headphones. 

post #774 of 1021
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Nice...this pairing is one that I've been very fond of. I had used my ZO mainly for IEMs (Atrios), but when I fired it up with the 1350s I was really blown away. Fantastic enhancement of an already amazing pair of headphones. 

And I bought the ZO because of your review ! Thanks a bunch 

post #775 of 1021
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And I bought the ZO because of your review ! Thanks a bunch 

 

Very cool....you're more than welcome! :) 

post #776 of 1021

Look what I found!!! basshead.gif

 

 

I'm not sure how accurate that graph is, but apparently it's from an official digiZoid booth. It looks like the hump for level 32 centres on 30Hz L3000.gif and the lower levels centre on 70Hz. It's not completely neutral until past 1K though.

 

Here's the site where I found this little gem: http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2012/10/rmaf-2012-day-two-highlights/

post #777 of 1021
Thread Starter 

Yea well people already have made similar measurements, then whether how accurate they are is another thing, I did measure the ZO2.1 personally and seems it goes about ~2dB higher than ZO2.3 even I reckon.

 

 

1000 1000

 

As the boost gets higher, the further back the peak gets moved to which makes sense to avoid mid/upperbass bloat and overshadowing of midrange. It starts peaked around 55Hz at the first level and ends up centered around 25Hz at the max level.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 12/23/12 at 5:05pm
post #778 of 1021

Yeah I've seen others' measurements, but this is the first time I've seen something "official" from the manufacturer itself :)

post #779 of 1021

Anyone else try the MD's with the ZO? I'm really struggling to decide what to pair with this device...

post #780 of 1021

RE262 or RE272? : )

 

or anything with excellent mids and highs but lack the lows

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