Last night I decided to try the ZO2 and the Aurisonics AS-1. DAMN!!! Let me describe the rig first, then I'll tell you how it sounded:
Tera Player (at max volume, right sided HO Jack) --> ZO2 stock cable --> ZO2 --> Aurisonics stock cable --> Aurisonics AS-1 (with new drivers)
If you don't follow Aurisonics, they are set to come out with a in-house made drivers in their IEM's and CIEM's. I am lucky enough to have a pre-mass production set of drivers in my AS-1's. I am not 100% sure this is even the final model of drivers set to go into their products, but I am having a lot of fun trying them out.
So sound, well here are the different configurations I had it and a small little writing:
- RED, volume level 1 (minimum volume) - Sensation of head being numbed by the bass. Solid bass, very clean and due to how easy it is to drive the drivers, I could easily move up one level in volume and never have to change the volume level. At the lowest volume it was actually pretty easy to just not touch volume, but I decided to test on for SCIENCE!
- RED, Volume level 7 - Head feels like I'm getting side kicked in the face as the bass rumbles extremely deep and impactful. I got scared at the level of volume overall getting to a point that it might be dangerous. I didn't proceed to higher volumes at this point
- Orange, Volume level 7 - The overall volume of the music was really loud and even at the lower contour level it was easy to tell this setup was bumping music like a teenager with $$$$ speakers in their car, just better balanced than that.
- Orange, Volume level 1 - I think at this point I realized the volume I needed was just fine at the lowest few, but the contour level was doing a huge amount to the sound as I went to contour level green after.
- Green, Volume level 1 - I thought that the bass was missing at first, then it kicked in in the song I was listening to. The smartVektor technology is a great one. I definitely could hear the separation of the music a lot more than before and the bass was still very fun. I look forward to their future products even though I don't really use an amp anymore.
I hope this gives some people an idea of what the ZO2 can do. It was a lot of fun but I advise anyone using the RED setting to take breaks, your head might feel really weird even just after 10 minutes of that.