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post #61 of 936
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Originally Posted by Towwers View Post

Right now I´m looking for a good bluetooth for work, I´m between the UE9000 and the Parrot Zik. I´m waiting for Tyll´s review and comparison!!!! 

 

Parrot Zik is a failed headphone sonically.
post #62 of 936
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Originally Posted by Sweden View Post

 

Parrot Zik is a failed headphone sonically.


Plus Tyll is raving about the UE 9000.

post #63 of 936
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Parrot Zik is a failed headphone sonically.

It depends on what you are after. The Parrot Zik is an entertaining listen, but not audiphile accuracy by any means. The Parrot's don't work well corded. Its meant as a fallback when the batteries run out and, not a high fidelity way of listening. In fact they sound better corded with the noise cancelling /DSP engaged. The reviews of the Logitech UE9000 indicate much better passive listening, but in active mode, they are also a DSP nightmare with boosted bass etc. Both the UE9000 and Zik are groundbreaking in achieving almost identical sound quality wired and wireless.

 

The Zik may still improve yet, in terms of active mode (noise cancelling, amps, DSP etc) as they are still tweaking it. And of course with the phone app, you can customise the EQ. In terms of looks, the Zik "looks" the part. Also for noise cancelling the UE9000 disappoints. The reference is the Bose QC15. A review of the UE9000 says

 

"The Bose simply trounced the UE headphones in noise canceling ability"

 

Similar reviews of the Zik, implied that it was on a similar level to the Bose. My own testing suggests the Bose is slightly better still, but its not "another level".

post #64 of 936
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

 

Measured the UE4000, and it's got some pretty bad problems.  Left ear has significantly worse bass response, and MUCH higher distortion figures.  The sent me another one....same problem.  I'd steer clear.

OOOh that does not sound good, i was not planning on purchasing one by any means but that is not good to hear after the nice stuff you had to say about the other two models, i guess they can not all be winners.

 

 

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Looking forward to your review HifiGuy528! I love your YT channel!

If you wanna check out mine thatd be appreciated, sorry for advertising myself but it is  more portable channel but if i ever get any of these or the UE900 which is a possiblity i will do some stuff on there!


Edited by Swimsonny - 10/5/12 at 7:55am
post #65 of 936
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Parrot Zik is a failed headphone sonically.

 

I think they're pretty good. Not audiophile good, but fairly well balanced and fun to hear. The Zik seems like a dandy gadget for folks wanting a sexy headphone. Not a fail in my book.

post #66 of 936

Right now I am listening to the UE 6000.  I drove an hour to an Apple store in New Jersey to pick them up.  There's no need for me to write a review, just read Tyll's.  Everything he said is right on the money.  I am in disbelief these are only $200.  I also consider these excellent multi-genre headphones.  For example, I am listening to Dan Fogelberg in passive mode and Pitbull in active mode and WOW the bass can kick.  What really makes these special is the accuracy of mids and highs.  I have auditioned or purchased/returned dozens of headphones in the past 6 months.  The UE 6000 is as good or better than any closed headphone I have auditioned with the exception of the Ultrasone Signature Pro which is $1,000 more.  Actually, The UE 6000 has the ability to provide more bass.  These are also extremely comfortable.

 

While there are certainly some headphones that do some things better, as Tyll said, these do everything well, especially for the price.  Compared to headphones I have heard, I prefer the UE 6000 to:

 

Amperior

M-80

M4U2 (almost a tie)

Denon D600

K550
 


Edited by Craigster75 - 10/5/12 at 12:22pm
post #67 of 936

So these UE6000 seem to be a valid option out of the new offerings popping up daily it seems.  I am wondering if these will be comparable if not be better than the new Sony MDR -1R.. It is exciting to see new headphones step up in sound quality for the price now a days. That just means the consumer wins. I am considering these or both. Too tempting. Lol.


Edited by Dsnuts - 10/5/12 at 11:52am
post #68 of 936
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Right now I am listening to the UE 6000.  I drove an hour to an Apple store in New Jersey to pick them up.  There's no need for me to write a review, just read Tyll's.  Everything he said is right on the money.  I am in disbelief these are only $200.  I also consider these excellent multi-genre headphones.  For example, I am listening to Dan Fogelberg in passive mode and Pitbull in active mode and WOW the bass can kick.  What really makes these special is the accuracy of mids and highs.  I have auditioned or purchased/returned dozens of headphones in the past 6 months.  The UE 6000 is as good or better than any closed headphone I have auditioned with the exception of the Ultrasone Signature Pro which is $1,000 more.  Actually, The UE 6000 has the ability to provide more bass.  These are also extremely comfortable.

While there are certainly some headphones that do some things better, as Tyll said, these do everything well, especially for the price.  Compared to headphones I have heard, I prefer the UE 6000 to:

Amperior
M-80
M4U2
Denon D600
K550

 

You prefer it over the Amperior and M-80...interesting, now I'll have to give them a try some day. wink.gif
post #69 of 936
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

 

I think they're pretty good. Not audiophile good, but fairly well balanced and fun to hear. The Zik seems like a dandy gadget for folks wanting a sexy headphone. Not a fail in my book.


But comparing the zik vs the UE9000 which one do you prefer?

post #70 of 936
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But comparing the zik vs the UE9000 which one do you prefer?


I certainly don't want to speak for Tyll, but saying Zik is "not a fail" is much less of a ringing endorsement than the glowing review the UE 9000 received.

post #71 of 936

Oh great, more headphones to add to the list already too long list of headphones I've been interested in..

 

Denon AH-D400

Denon AH-D600

Sennheiser Momentum

Sony MDR-XB800

Custom One Pro

Sony MDR-1R

V-Moda M100

AKG K267 Tiesto

PSB M4U 1

Audio Technica ATH-WS99

Yamaha Pro 500

Spider Moonlight

UE6000

UE9000

 

This must be the golden age for good looking bass emphasized headphones. I'm already drooling just watching the list haha, I keep imaging the scene where 2 guys are drooling at the window to a gym filled with sexy girls doing some workouts while I'm drooling in the next-door shop over all these sexy headphones.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 10/5/12 at 1:01pm
post #72 of 936
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I certainly don't want to speak for Tyll, but saying Zik is "not a fail" is much less of a ringing endorsement than the glowing review the UE 9000 received.


True... I guess I will save money for this one then. However, the UE6000 seems a lot more comfortable and lighter....

post #73 of 936
Alright, alright. Fortunately, I happen to have the ue4000, ue6000, akg k550, and the senheiser amperiors all within arms reach. Here's my impressions.

Well before I get into it, let me say that I have had the ue6000s for only an hour, so no time to break in. Which ones do I like the best? AKG K550! Yeah. I know. This contradicts tyl.

The sound stage, imaging and shear openness of the k550s makes it a winner for audiophile listening. It sounds more natural too. The ue6000 has better lower mids and lows. But the k550s has better highs and high mids and better sub bass. So just based on that, its all about preference. Also, the k550's trebble does sound artificial, but to me, the ue6000 barely has any treble at all.

For portable use, I don't recommend the k550. Too big and not enough clamping. But I would recommend the amperiors over the ue6000. The treble is the best of the bunch and its got a nice kick to it. The imaging is better on the ue6000, and the soundstage is wider, but its hard to sense that when portable. If for home use, I would say ue6000 over the amperiors.

As I keep listening, I'll post more. But my opinions on these three headphones are the same with every song tested. And my taste in music is very eclectic
post #74 of 936
Alright, alright. Fortunately, I happen to have the ue4000, ue6000, akg k550, and the senheiser amperiors all within arms reach. Here's my impressions.

Well before I get into it, let me say that I have had the ue6000s for only an hour, so no time to break in. Which ones do I like the best? AKG K550! Yeah. I know. This contradicts tyl.

The sound stage, imaging and shear openness of the k550s makes it a winner for audiophile listening. It sounds more natural too. The ue6000 has better lower mids and lows. But the k550s has better highs and high mids and better sub bass. So just based on that, its all about preference. Also, the k550's trebble does sound artificial, but to me, the ue6000 barely has any treble at all.

For portable use, I don't recommend the k550. Too big and not enough clamping. But I would recommend the amperiors over the ue6000. The treble is the best of the bunch and its got a nice kick to it. The imaging is better on the ue6000, and the soundstage is wider, but its hard to sense that when portable. If for home use, I would say ue6000 over the amperiors.

As I keep listening, I'll post more. But my opinions on these three headphones are the same with every song tested. And my taste in music is very eclectic
post #75 of 936

I can't honestly say the UE6000 is better than the K550.  I still think the AKG has better fidelity.  I still need more ear time with the UE6000.  I can say that it sounds better than most $199 cans. 

 

just saw your comments.  I can agree.

 


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Alright, alright. Fortunately, I happen to have the ue4000, ue6000, akg k550, and the senheiser amperiors all within arms reach. Here's my impressions.
Well before I get into it, let me say that I have had the ue6000s for only an hour, so no time to break in. Which ones do I like the best? AKG K550! Yeah. I know. This contradicts tyl.
The sound stage, imaging and shear openness of the k550s makes it a winner for audiophile listening. It sounds more natural too. The ue6000 has better lower mids and lows. But the k550s has better highs and high mids and better sub bass. So just based on that, its all about preference. Also, the k550's trebble does sound artificial, but to me, the ue6000 barely has any treble at all.
For portable use, I don't recommend the k550. Too big and not enough clamping. But I would recommend the amperiors over the ue6000. The treble is the best of the bunch and its got a nice kick to it. The imaging is better on the ue6000, and the soundstage is wider, but its hard to sense that when portable. If for home use, I would say ue6000 over the amperiors.
As I keep listening, I'll post more. But my opinions on these three headphones are the same with every song tested. And my taste in music is very eclectic
 

Edited by HiFiGuy528 - 10/5/12 at 1:34pm
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