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to clarify... "a closed back more ideal for multi purposes and EDM"
are there any opportunities for midwest locals to hear these besides AXPONA @zach915m ?
Will they be at CanJam NY for auditioning?
I was doing the tourist thing over in Chicago 9 years ago and was recommended Giordanno's by someone for lunch while cruising around downtown. Amazing
And that was for the Eikon in Padauk, am I correct?
ZMF is supposed to be there...I sure hope he's going to bring them!
I hope even more that the line won't be prohibitively long!!
I guess I didn't win a pair in the drawing.
I don't think the winner has been announced yet.
Does anyone have a blowout view of the driver design for both Atticus and Eikon? I like to geek out on driver technology. Specially dynamic drivers, since it's the most common type of implemented technology, and I find most of the innovative and competitive designs here. We see other companies do this all the time, even Mr.Speakers are more candid about their driver designs now. The recent headfi interview of Nicolas Debard of Focal talks in great detail about their loud speaker design approach is really fascinating and really makes good case for why they priced their headphones that way.
Edit: Never mind, he's updated his website.
Ok, in terms of design, seems all the interesting designs are found in the bio-cellulose driver.
The TPE driver seems too generic for me, underwhelming even, especially for its price.
It's gonna be interesting to compare ZMF's new heaphones to The Empiric headphone which Innerfedility himself has measured with favorable results, it's the same deal, an outsource dynamic driver and DIY custom housing and earcups.
No offense to the Empiric or any other DIY headphones (sorry I don't consider the Eikon or Atticus DIY what-so-ever), but the driver used in those is far inferior to what we are using in the Atticus and Eikon. I have tried these drivers and while they are OK, they are not close to the sonic capabilities of the Atticus and Eikon drivers. Do remember though headphone drivers are only part of the equation and I'm sure the Empiric got every ounce out of that driver as design is a huge part of how a headphone will sound, that headphone looks REALLY awesome with a great design. Drivers are important, but without proper implementation any driver will sound ghastly.
Our drivers were completely tuned and designed for a specific sound from the ground up (even if the Atticus driver looks more boring than the Eikon driver), and while the driver in the "Empiric" is cool, it's an off the shelf driver bought from Alibaba, not one that was tuned and re-tuned with design changes and then new moulds made for a specific goal which we went through with both the Atticus and Eikon drivers.
I didn't share more pictures of the final Atticus TPE driver because all the final versions are in full headphones as this picture is from a previous version (but very similar.) I will post new pics once a few more driver sets come in from our MFR.
No winner announced yet. Thursday!
YES!!!! Just bought my plane tickets. Anyone who is interested in going tickets via Southwest were at a great price today.
I am probably going to host a "mini-meet" at some point here in Chicago at my place in Lyons, IL. I'll post details when I figure that out. Hopefully before X-mas.
I personally have been enjoying the Atticus with heavy guitar music, most of the "harder" stuff I listen to is like Rage and Audioslave though.....I do have a couple Opeth tracks on my playlist too.
Yeah it's the same membrane material, I don't know the specifics of the th900 driver though.
Morello fan I see heheh
Glad you mentioned that, Opeth is one of my favourite bands and the RATM/Audioslave/Soundgarden/etc. genre is probably what I listen to the most these days along with hip hop. A lot of guitar heavy stuff in my playlists.