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post #886 of 1016
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


Glad it is working for you.   What are you controlling volume with? 

 

When I started experimenting with it a year ago, I swear I tried that with not good results, hence my formula ending in the ZO on high gain as the last link before headphones.  Hmmmm, may have to give your order a try and see how it sounds. 

 

Thanks for posting up! 

both the zo and the e11 are controlling the volume. the zo connects to my nano through the line out dock (3.5mm interconnect sounds bad, probably because my source is bad) and is on low gain (high gain sounds bad), maximum volume. volume is controlled through the e11 slider either on low gain or high gain (both are good quality).

 

allows me to eq 1 on e11 and max the bass out on the zo while still maintaining some sense of clarity. its a bit too much at times lol.. but good for some fun i guess. my m50s are monsters now lol

 

cant seem to get a good combo with the zo on the back end regardless of modes.

 

not sure if this way will work for u, i think i saw someone else in this thread connecting to their zo first. but everyone else seems to be able to put zo last.

 

i have no idea about amps, LOL hopefully someone can explain the difference to me of changing the order and why its working this way.

 

m50s rumbling like a mofo now. anyone who is not impressed with white box m50s bass (like i wasn't) should try this combo.


Edited by takutox - 6/6/13 at 2:28pm
post #887 of 1016

You'll be very happy !!! I use mine to listen 6 - 8 hrs a day, battery life is awesome. One thing it took me a little while to clear up, is the how to get to the High Gain Mode, you do this by : After powering up, toggle up or down to select your base mode, then hold the toggle button in for several secconds, it will turn to blue, if you toggle up, that raises your basic volume, to get to High Gain Mode, push the button up, and hold it up for 6 - 8 secconds, and it will turn to a pink/purple color, you are now in the High Gain Mode, CAUTION though, turn your computer / phone or whatever your source is, volume WAY down first, because there is a SIGNIFICANT jump in volume, trust me, the difference between the highest normal blue volume, and the volume that will come out of High Gain, once it switches over is HUGE......Good Luck, I know you'll love it !!! I had the Fiio 11 amp before, and the digizoid ZO is just SO SO SO much clearer, in my oppinion, it basically doubles the dollar value of the headphone you are listening to ie if you have a $ 200 headphone, it makes it sound like a $ 400 dollar one....  I don't know what type of music you listen to, but I love Techno music, even if you don't....this is a track that I use as a "  measuring yardstick " of a headphones bass capability. At 3:15 and 6:15 mins, the bass line just punches harder than any other I've ever heard, so even if you don't " like " this piece....listen to it, to use it as a tool, to find out just how hard your headphone can punch a bass line. Click http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R630OZU2Rf8

 

Also, if Electronica with hard punching bass, is something you DO like, then I would recomend trying the SOL Tracks HD - on sale now at Amazon for $ 95 http://http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OLOIUI/ref=pe_58260_30255860_email_1p_1_ti the company makes more expensive headphones, but this is the one to get if you like bass, some reviewers here have given it stuffy reviews, granted it may not be your cup tea if your trying to discern weather a violin is a true stratovarious or not, but for bass punch, nothing beats it....I accidentely stumbled on this headphone. My M50's broke, so I decided, I am going to save up a bunch of money, and " audition " some of the best expensive headphones out there. I saw this headphone, and purchased it, casually, just with the intent of a very temporary stand in, until I saved up the money for a top of the line headphone, Eventually I did, I purchased a Grado SR225I, Audio Technica ATHESW9A, Beyerdynamic DT-1350 as possible portables, and also as " Home " based models, the Ultrasone Pro 900s - the well renowned so called " King of Bass " for Bass heads, the V-Moda 100, and also the HI-FIMAN HE 400s and Bose QC 15, the HI-FIMAN EF2A tube amp, to really give all of these headphones a fair shake, with intent of purchasing one of the portables, and probably one or two of the"  Home " models.....

 

.Well, I swear in a million years, I never thought it would turn out this way, but I " burned " them all in with 150 hrs of Pink Noise each, also upgraded the tubes on the EF2A amp, and set myself to giving each of them a fair and thorough " shake down "  and no matter how I stacked it, blind tests, different music styles, adjusting the headbands, with amp, without amp, with Digizoid Zo amp, without, connecting the amps in different assorted " chains "......No matter how I tried all possible combinations, I just couldn't believe it, but I kept reaching the same almost illogical conclusion - I liked the SOL Republic Tracks HD BEST ...The Ultrasone 900 reached a lower bass level, but sounded like a large bass drum with a blanket in it. The Grado SR225I would probably be my second choice, it was very FAST, but lacked bass PUNCH....I think that's probably what impresses me most about this headphone - it is very FAST, and nothing even came close to the clear hard hitting PUNCH PUNCH FAST - HARD HARD HARD !!!! of this headphone. Believe me you, I was all set to spend big time cash on a headphone, and amp, had it all alotted in the budget, wanted to spend it.....but in the end, I couldn't believe it, but I packed all of these headphones up and the EF2A amp, and sent them back to Amazon.....

 

I have found my ideal with the Digizoid ZO amp, and the SOL Tracks HD headphone. Also as an aside, if you listen to a lot of streaming music, I stream http://http://www.di.fm/ epic trance channel, through music player http://http://www.winamp.com/ select their options..equalizers..pree-loaded, SKA...select visualization...( kinda corny - but I like ). It took me a LONG time and a lot of research to get here....Try it, all you have to loose is return postage to Amazon if you don't like the headphones, but for $ 95 - why risk loosing out on what you could actually be experiencing.....don't listen to the stodgy old violin/ cello " experts "opinions... I give you MY word, hooked up with the ZO bass turned up, running a hard bass line, Nothing will Punch like this set up !!!!

 

My Two Cents !!!

post #888 of 1016
Does anyone know what level of bass boost in db the Digizoid Z02 puts out?
post #889 of 1016
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Originally Posted by Th3Guardian698 View Post

Does anyone know what level of bass boost in db the Digizoid Z02 puts out?

 

It's adjustable in 32 steps. Level 1 is around 4.5db, level 32 is over 20db.
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Yea, I have the sol republic tracks HD and also the zo2.  Also the e11.  Together, they just knock your socks off.  However, If you want to listen to anything with accoustics or wind music, anything that requires speed and treble, then this combo really isn't all that great.  I blame my cursed taste in music being too broad.  Overall this combo just gets a bit too dark and veiled.

post #891 of 1016

Do you own the Graddo SR225I ???  I also auditioned this headphone, VERY fast, but just didn't have quite enough bass for me.

 

Alex

post #892 of 1016
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Originally Posted by chengsta View Post

Yea, I have the sol republic tracks HD and also the zo2.  Also the e11.  Together, they just knock your socks off.  However, If you want to listen to anything with accoustics or wind music, anything that requires speed and treble, then this combo really isn't all that great.  I blame my cursed taste in music being too broad.  Overall this combo just gets a bit too dark and veiled.

Of you pair the Fiio E11 with the Digizoid Z02? I have the E11 and I'm still want more bass out of my Sony XB600. Think that this would be a good combo?
post #893 of 1016
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Originally Posted by Th3Guardian698 View Post


Of you pair the Fiio E11 with the Digizoid Z02? I have the E11 and I'm still want more bass out of my Sony XB600. Think that this would be a good combo?


You talking about double amping E-11/ZO?  If so, yes, it's a great combo I used for months.  ZO on high gain, E-11 driving the volume

 

Source---------->LOD---------------->E-11------------->ZO on high gain---------------->headphone---------------->smile.

post #894 of 1016
Awesome! I'm ordering my V-moda M100 later today so I'm holding off on buying a Z02. But if all else fails that's what I'm getting.
post #895 of 1016
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Originally Posted by Th3Guardian698 View Post


Of you pair the Fiio E11 with the Digizoid Z02? I have the E11 and I'm still want more bass out of my Sony XB600. Think that this would be a good combo?


If you don't mind the tracks getting really really warm, it's a great combo for vibrating your ears.  You won't be able to enjoy anything with strings/vocals/wind.

post #896 of 1016
Can you use the ZO purely as a hardware bass boost through line out to another amp?
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Edited by quisxx - 7/6/13 at 11:25am
post #898 of 1016

Edit:

Posted in the wrong thread

post #899 of 1016

I'm looking to upgrade from the fiio e6. Can the ZO2.3 handle different genre's of music well or should i look at the e11?

post #900 of 1016

To my ears yes, but it is subject to personal opinion.

Every genre of music i listen to with the ZO it really does enhance it.  The bass boost from the zo is nothing like the bass coming out of a fiio or any other amp, app, or EQ i have ever used. The thing is its impossible to describe the way this changes the sound, you have to hear this little thing for yourself.

 

I thought it would sound similar or exactly like the bass from other amps i have used, but it is something entirely different.  


Edited by quisxx - 7/8/13 at 4:00pm
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