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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. ksorota
    So who had an Atticus in ziricote, so very tempted right now. Even with all the hype around the Verite C I still need to get my ears on an Atticus.
  2. Bonddam
    I got a nice looking camphor Eikon that I enjoy more than the Aeolus. Older is better.
  3. ksorota
    Have you compared the Eikon to Atticus?

    I hear that the Atticus is better for electronic and Eikon for classical which makes me lean towards the former.

    I guess I need to find a place to sample both.
  4. Preachy1
    Question for current Eikon owners. I'm considering picking up a used pair, as it becomes available, but do the smooth sliders predate the current models? I have a pair if Atticus and a pair of Auteurs, and both have the notched sliders. Do the smooth sliders stay in place while wearing the cans? Thanks!
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2019
  5. SLC1966
    I had Atticus and Eikon both at the same time for about 7 months. Atticus is more immediate. Couple rows back vs 10 rows back for Eikon.

    I find mids and treble similar. Atticus is mid bass heavy and Eikon has a Special sub bass. I prefer Eikon for jazz and classical. And Atticus for everything else. Atticus does add color so you need to be ok with that.
    ksorota likes this.
  6. SLC1966
    Metal rods are the old type. I had no problem with the metal rods. On my Eikon I did buy a new chassis with the newer rods just so it matched my other ZMF headphones. New chassis is $150.
  7. Bonddam
    No I haven’t compared both, but I find EDM great on the Eikon as that’s 90% of what I listen too. I do use the bass boost on my amp when needed for electronic. I guess their alittle bass light. I’m okay with it.
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  8. ksorota
    Looks like I'm sold on Atticus, would love to find a cocobollo version is anyone had one available
  9. erics75
    The smooth sliders stay just fine when wearing. The horizontal pressure exerted on the rods when wearing is what locks them in place. I have an Atticus with them and they work great. Don't be alarmed if the feel super loose when just holding the set. Mine feel like they're greased, they have no tension and move freely. But as soon as they're on my head they don't budge.
  10. Preachy1
    Thanks for the info. :)
  11. Bonddam
    image.jpg The Eikon Camphor, does lack bass that the Atticus would give you but the upper register sounds amazing guess I’ll have to use my ifi pro Icans bass boost feature.
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  12. knivek
    So the atticus is darker than the eikon?

    How do these both compare warmth wise to the Aeon Flow Closed
  13. BananaOoyoo
    Atticus has more of a midbass hump, and Eikon is better extended into the subbass regions.

    I’d take either of them over the AFC, though admittedly it’s been a while since I tried it (so no fresh comparisons).
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  14. erics75
    yes the Atticus is darker than the Eikon by a fair amount. I’d equate it to the HD650 (Atticus) vs HD600 (Eikon). The Atticus has more mid bass slam, with a softer decay, and more resonance. It’s thicker sounding and very non fatiguing. The Eikon is more neutral in comparison, with less mid bass but more sub bass. Highs have more extension. Both are considerably warmer than the afc. The Atticus imo is a super HD650, it does everything the 650 does but better.
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  15. KcMsterpce
    Days in black satin...
    Never reaching the end..
    ZMF headphones
    are my ears' best friend.

    Beauty that can't be missed
    Sweet wood types galore
    Just with the Atticus...
    I want to listen some more

    'Cause I love you
    Yes I love you
    Oooh HO-woahhh I love you!!!
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