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i spent 20 minutes on the phone with the owner of mapleshade today, he has a long history of recording and headphone use.He told me the differences between the stock and cryo'd zeros is not night and day, but the sound is 'much better' then stock,

 

and yes, he even mentioned that the zeros held their own against his $2000 staxs , 

 

he has built a business/life around recording and hearing the differences.

 

i know when im presented with internet 'reasoning' and a phone conversation with a long time well respected recording engineer, 

 

which information/whos ears i trust.

 

my guess is, if you really want something special, for $100, get the cryo'd zeros.... thats what im going to do.......


No one's reasoning here...we are trying to speculate what exactly is meant by the term used to describe Mapleshade's IEMs. Keep in mind that a lot of people have a background in science/engineering here as well, so its not like these hypotheses are coming from laymen. It would have been a lot clearer if the process was described somewhere by the person conducting it to enlighten the buyer.

 

Anyways, did the owner explain the process to you during the phone call?

 

post #17 of 17
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im no scientist, even if he did explain the process to me i wouldnt have understood it or cared.

 

i was more interested in talking to him about sound,  and i can typically get a good read about a person on a phone, if they are full of it (BS) i can tell,

 

he wasnt, he was a very nice open and communicative man, eager to talk about quality and recording and sound,

 

 

he basically said friends of his who are headphone enthusiasts, and have been for a long time,  told him about the zeros because they were good,

 

he told me some things benefit sonically from cryo, some dont. (he's tried everything from cds to cables to amps, to tubes etc etc.

 

the zeros do sound better after cryo.

 

cryo'd from madisound or stock from amazon they are about the same cost,

 

but the ones from madisound sound better then stock (approaching his favorite $2000 stax) according to a man who has decades of audio experience.

 

 

i trust him. 

 

im not saying every hip hop/drum and bass loving iem user will love the sound (probably not... would they enjoy his stax compared to their dre beats??  )

 

but purists who dig revealing honest accurate sound may feel differently?

 

 


 

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No one's reasoning here...we are trying to speculate what exactly is meant by the term used to describe Mapleshade's IEMs. Keep in mind that a lot of people have a background in science/engineering here as well, so its not like these hypotheses are coming from laymen. It would have been a lot clearer if the process was described somewhere by the person conducting it to enlighten the buyer.

 

Anyways, did the owner explain the process to you during the phone call?

 



 


Edited by what? - 3/9/12 at 7:54am
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