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ATTICUS and EIKON, the new dynamic driver headphones from ZMF

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by hisoundfi, Oct 1, 2016.
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  1. Astral Abyss
    Longest... three... months... ever...
     
    Maybe I'll just hibernate through the winter.
     
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  2. GCTD
     
    Ahh, thanks. I don't see the point going beyond 50mm either, unless there was a magnet that can remain small yet powerful enough to drive it, otherwise, you're better off going planar magnetic route for a diaphragm that big. Thanks.
     
  3. zach915m
     
    It's KSV material with CCAW (Copper Clad Aluminum Wire) and it's underhung!
     
     
     
    Ah yeah, I put 1/8" for the single ended option of 3.5, I should just list both.  I'll make the change.
     
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  4. mwhals
    I hope I ordered early enough for a first batch delivery as it would arrive potentially on my birthday.
     
  5. Pharmaboy
    I need headphone help (lots of other kinds of help, but just headphone help here!):
     
    -- for months I've been planning to get a pair of Omni's, probably in 1st quarter of 2017
    -- then the Atticus/Eikon launch seriously distracted/confused those plans. Now I can't decide between a pair of Atticus vs pair of Omni's (Hobb's dilemma, for sure)
    -- then I get my daily Massdrop email and there is a drop for E-MU Teak, a headphone I've been jonesing for months, but kind of "on the back burner," behind, not ahead of the ZMF fixation. But because it's a real drop, a real price, vs a stupid $999 list, all of a sudden I'm in headphone turmoil...
     
    Other background is that I bought the Massdrop TH-X00's (mahogany) earlier this year, but was disappointed by them. Despite that hard-hitting sub-bass, I found them to be overly bright and relatively lackluster in design/construction, so sold them. After that, I vowed to stay away from the various Fostex iterations of that basic design--the only one of which really appeals to me anymore is the E-MU Teak.
     
    Can someone here w/experience of both the Omni's & the E-MU Teak talk me down and tell me which is better, and why? 
     
    I have a gut feeling that the E-MU Teak's would just be kind of medium-step (but not all the way) towards the very same sound qualities the Omni's can fully deliver. But I never heard any of these 'phones...only going by descriptions.
     
    HELP!
     
  6. zach915m
    Yeah the 1/8 single ended come with a 1/4 adapter.
     
     
    We're working on them today! Shipping starts monday next week.
     
    ZMFheadphones ZMF headphones hand-crafts wood headphones in Chicago, USA with special attention to exceptional sound and craftsmanship. Stay updated on ZMFheadphones at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
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  7. ProfFalkin
     
    I have the Teak.  I don't have the Omni, but do have the Vibro.  I've demo'd the Omni, Atticus and Eikon.  
     
    If you didn't like the TH-X00 because of the treble, I can say the Teak are better and less bright - but not by much.  They're more similar than not.  This might be a detractor for you.
     
    I have never heard a bad or bright treble note out of a ZMF headphone.  This may be a case where you have to apply giant amounts of willpower and save up for the Atticus or Omni.   I think you'd enjoy that more, to be honest.
     
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  8. Mojo65
    I can easily understand you, I had sort of the same doubts as I was looking after the EMUs as well and I was one of those that "clicked" to get the option again... However, after reading a lot on the ZMFs I opted for the Atticus/Eikon that are a completely new project form the ground up instead of a modification of existing products. I prefer to pay a full price for an Atticus rather than saving money on a product that is repriced somehow somewhere and listed at full price on the manufacturer's site as well. At the end I do not know what I am paying for if I may say.
    Not to mention the possibility of dealing with the manufacturer directly. So I made my choice on the Atticus.
    Good luck for your decision.
    Alessandro
     
  9. ProfFalkin
     
    Woah!  No way!  That's fantastic!
     
  10. Kozic
    Eikon Cherry,thanks Zach for the help.
    Now to find a good used Jotunheim between now and Feb/March.
    Jot
     
  11. zach915m
     
    I meant the PH Vibro's....sorry if I wasn't clear!
     
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  12. ProfFalkin
     
    cry.gif
     
    Ok. It's ok. It's alright. I'll be fine.   
     
     
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Aleatorius
    What amp does everyone plan to run the headphones with?
     
  14. DoctaCosmos
    Omgosh I feel emotionally abused lol. I thought you were saying shipping on Monday for the eikon too. I typed lol at the end of the sentence so I didn't come off as brash but In all reality my brain feels like it was heated up with scorching amounts of heat then dipped in ice water. Wrecked...:xf_eek:
     
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  15. zach915m

    Yeah I should have been more clear about my response lol...[​IMG]
     
    ZMFheadphones ZMF headphones hand-crafts wood headphones in Chicago, USA with special attention to exceptional sound and craftsmanship. Stay updated on ZMFheadphones at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
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