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post #286 of 769

My V-moda cable arrived today.  No audible difference but it's definitely thinner, lighter and shorter.. I guess it is less glitchy than the stock and is better at maintaining connection 

 

post #287 of 769
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CAD? You are just over complicating things!
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I did that at work when I took a break from revising a floor plan so it was a sudden urge to fiddle my autocad to create a design to show Zach.

Cheers!
post #288 of 769
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Been overseas for a bit and just got back.  As the OP, great to see this thread going strong and that Zack keeps improving.  Remarkable.  I'll hop over to his site to see what's new.  Enjoyed reading these mods.  I too agree that he should have his own logo.

UL

Nice to see the OP back. Thank you for creating this thread mate, cheers!
post #289 of 769
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My V-moda cable arrived today.  No audible difference but it's definitely thinner, lighter and shorter.. I guess it is less glitchy than the stock and is better at maintaining connection 





Hey bro, I got the same vmoda cable for my M-audio Q40s and also did not notice any impact on SQ compared to stock cable but for 12 bucks its sure is worth it.

I bought mine because I use the Q40s as a portable. Riding the bus for more than an hour to work is now enjoyable.
post #290 of 769
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I personally think something more subtle would be cool, a play on the original like Z50RP. Could lend itself pretty easily to a logo too.

 

That's clever, even witty. (Or the v1 and v2 could be renamed Z1 and Z2?)

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My V-moda cable arrived today.  No audible difference but it's definitely thinner, lighter and shorter.. I guess it is less glitchy than the stock and is better at maintaining connection 

 

I gave advice to Zach to develop the upgraded jack. The whole point was to provide a more robust connector that allowed for larger gauge wire such as the Mogami he sells. The T50S are current hungry phones that really sound best with a powerful amp and large gauge wire to deliver that power. I have both a Mogami cable and a silver plated/copper one that I think really helps these headphones to sound their best. If you decide to make a cable yourself my experience is the Switchcraft right angle plug mates best with the jack upgrade. satwilson


Edited by satwilson - 10/8/13 at 7:02am
post #292 of 769

I have a 22 awg cheap monoprice 3.5mm cable and I Just tried it out.. couldn't hear any difference but man it was thick and heavy..  I guess this is probably not quality copper since it was like $3

post #293 of 769

So would an amp be required for this pair of headphones? Or would I be fine buying them and using them just with my iPod?

post #294 of 769
^yes I would say > 1watt of power but they could do okay with a fiio e12
They like power
post #295 of 769
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So would an amp be required for this pair of headphones? Or would I be fine buying them and using them just with my iPod?

 

To get the best out of them, they need a good source and a powerful amp.

I think there are better option for heaphones with just a iPod than the ZMF.


Edited by Tiemen - 10/12/13 at 2:51pm
post #296 of 769

Finally received the Starlight Amp it had been stuck at my neighbours for just over a week while they were on holiday :(.

 

Running it on Low output resistance which gives around 500mW at 50Ohm's. I'll be changing the output opamps for quad NJM4556's which should give about 1000mW at 50Ohm.

 

 

Initial impressions with the new amp are very promising, it's certainly added more body, while making the Mids more lush (probably down to the tube), with more power 

 

I've only an hour listening with the Starlight amp, but I already know I wont be using the E9 with my ZMF's any time soon.

post #297 of 769
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To get the best out of them, they need a good source and a powerful amp.

I think there are better option for heaphones with just a iPod then the ZMF.

I'll also be using them with my computer and phone as well. What amp would you recommend?

post #298 of 769
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I'll also be using them with my computer and phone as well. What amp would you recommend?

What is your budget for an amp and a DAC?

post #299 of 769

There is some talk about a new hybrid amp by Schiit, the Vali, that seems to drive Planar-magnetics rather well.

See: http://www.head-fi.org/t/685162/new-vali-schiit-amp

 

Could be worthwile to try out at this price.

post #300 of 769

I'm definitely thinking about getting one, and I don't even remotely need it.

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