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Originally Posted by Allanmarcus View Post
 


depends on if you subscribe to "burn in voodoo" :-)

 

Better question to ask is "how many hours does it take for my brain to become used to the headphones?"

 

When they start sounding good to you, you are burned in. 

 

Most likely some of both going on....

 

Either way, I will always suggest a very, very long audition before forming am opinion.

post #4787 of 4799
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Originally Posted by Kerouac View Post
 

Look what the cat just (2 hours ago) brought in...

 

 

Its nice how the stock cable works with the Pono...

post #4788 of 4799
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

Its nice how the stock cable works with the Pono...

The extra balanced cable which comes with the Z7 was the main reason that I wanted to try it with my Pono.

Imo it sounds excellent with the stock cable!

 

Listening now to Collider (Jon Hopkins) and I'm really completely pulled inside the music :L3000:

 


Edited by Kerouac - Yesterday at 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by T.R.A.N.C.E. View Post
 

 

A quick look at the FR graph at innerfidelity shows that Z7 has significant roll off of sub bass, while D7000, DT880, HE-560 all show very extended sub bass in FR graphs. Still, I love the Z7 sound :rolleyes:


There you go, mystery solved. I didn't realize Tyll had measured these. I actually suspect the MDR 1A has better sub-bass performance. Maybe that is why Sony bloated some of the bass in an effort to hide the lack of sub bass? Too conspiracy theory sounding, but you never know. You must admit, a 70mm driver, closed large enough cups, the assumption that some good sub bass would follow is reasonable right? If I didn't listen to as much electronica as I do these days I wouldn't really care as with a great deal of other music sub-bass information is typically quite minimal and or not very important to the music.

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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
 

 

Its nice how the stock cable works with the Pono...


Can the Pono power the Z7 well enough? I guess it does or you wouldn't be using them together would you?

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Listening with Z7 single ended from Pono it needed ±75% volume and it sounded pretty good.

When I changed it to balanced mode, I ''only'' needed ±50% volume and it sounded instantly better => imo even excellent.

So yes, Pono has more than enough power to drive Z7 (at least for my ears).

 

Btw, for anybody interested in Pono: a few hours ago there were 2 links posted in the Pono thread with new reviews from

Stereophile: http://www.stereophile.com/content/pono-ponoplayer-portable-music-player

and Innerfidelity: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/pono-player-and-promises-fulfilled

 

If you already own Z7 and have the chance to audition it with a Pono, don't let it pass you by :rolleyes:

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Has anyone ever seen a Y-combiner to XLR male for the *stock balanced cable*? Basically looking for a 3.5" TRS females > 4-pin XLR Male? 

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Originally Posted by evanhindra View Post

Has anyone ever seen a Y-combiner to XLR male for the *stock balanced cable*? Basically looking for a 3.5" TRS females > 4-pin XLR Male? 

I've seen one here in Singapore.
But it is custom-made by a Z7 user for other Z7 users in SG.
I'm sure if you know someone with a know-how in cable reterminating, you can have him to custom-made for you as it is quite straight forward.
Edited by akhyar - Today at 4:25 am
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Originally Posted by akhyar View Post


I've seen one here in Singapore.
But it is custom-made by a Z7 user for other Z7 users in SG.
I'm sure if you know someone with a know-how in cable reterminating, you can have him to custom-made for you as it is quite straight forward.

 

Oh that'd be great if you can tell me the username of the person! I have a trip in SG due later this year; would love to have to talk to the person. 

post #4795 of 4799
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Originally Posted by evanhindra View Post
 

Has anyone ever seen a Y-combiner to XLR male for the *stock balanced cable*? Basically looking for a 3.5" TRS females > 4-pin XLR Male? 

I had Moon Audio make one for me.

post #4796 of 4799

I just wanted to do a shout out for cCasper TG who made a cable adapter so I could use my Norne speaker tap cable with the Z7. Super fast work, very good workmanship, and super friendly. Amazing service so if any of you have needs see what he can do for you. Easily the fastest service I have ever experienced and the adapter is perfect.

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Listening to my Sony MDR-Z7 with my Chord Hugo as DAC to my new Pathos tube amp....its intoxicating!!!! :D

 

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Originally Posted by Bengkia369 View Post
 

Listening to my Sony MDR-Z7 with my Chord Hugo as DAC to my new Pathos tube amp....its intoxicating!!!! :D

 

What a nice rig you have over there...would love to hear the sound out of that :rolleyes:

Doesn't it sound too warm with Z7 because of the tubes?

:beerchug:

post #4799 of 4799
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Originally Posted by Kerouac View Post
 

What a nice rig you have over there...would love to hear the sound out of that :rolleyes:

Doesn't it sound too warm with Z7 because of the tubes?

:beerchug:


Pathos is slightly warm, Sony Z7 and my Grados sounds really really good on it. It dun sounds flat and dull compared to other desktop amp.

It easily drive them with power and authority! :D

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