Originally Posted by aBc.CaN
I hope this slightly off topic question is OK.
Totally Dubbed: I've read only a little bit about this amp. When using the ASG-1 do you find the ZO2 is a lot different to EQ? Could you rate how good sound is out of 10 with the amp and out of 10 for EQ?
How does it specifically change the bass? The website says "... ZO changes the game by delivering mind-blowing sound with up to 3x more bass intensity at lower sub-bass frequencies (down to 30Hz)." Can anyone clarify this? I don't know how to interpret this, I was thinking it either adds resistance to bring out the bass in certain players, or acts like a hardware EQ.
Well - I'll probably get told off for being off-topic - but as this relates to the ASG-1....
Well the ZO2 is a basshead amp really.
If you don't want bass in your amp, then the ZO2 isn't really for you.
That said, it's not only an amp - if anything it's not really an AMPLIFIER life the E11 is.
It adds a nice "fullness" to the SQ.
Doesn't touch EQ - well unless you add the bass contours, then I guess it's shifting up the low section frequency of a graph.
So for your rating question of EQ - it doesn't apply.
For SQ...well that's really subjective here.
Some people say it "makes their sound muddy", others like me see the fullness of the sound it brings.
Some people prefer instead the E11 - which is nice a "clean/lean"
I've rated the ZO2 better than the E11 and A10.
Bass wise....I mean - literally take the ASG-1's for example - to really bassheavy earphones - or the D2K's which don't have a punch.
With the ZO2 - I can turn the ASG-1's into bass demons - and the D2K's literally from being calm and collected to vibrating on my head.
That's how good of a bass booster it is - it's VERY VERY impressive how a small thing like this can do this - it's literally mind blowing.
So in essence it acts like a DIGITAL EQ, but doesn't compromise the other frequencies.