ATTICUS and EIKON, the new dynamic driver headphones from ZMF
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Since I have no headphones, what headphone would complement the Eikon and Atticus that I can get now.
 
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Since I have no headphones, what headphone would complement the Eikon and Atticus that I can get now.
what amp are you going to use and what price range?
 
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what amp are you going to use and what price range?

I don't have an amp, but would be using my QP1R. Up to $1200 to $1500. I am also interested in a portable amp recommendation.
 
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I don't have an amp, but would be using my QP1R. Up to $1200 to $1500. I am also interested in a portable amp recommendation.

Can't help on the portable amp front, but I can definitely recommend Zach's own Blackwood headphone. If you can find something with enough power to handle it, it's the best closed back headphone I've yet heard. If isolation/sound leaking isn't a hard requirement, the E-mu Teak is absolutely excellent although it is technically semi-open and acts as such. Out side of that you could easily afford something like an HE-560, HD800, or LCD-2 to as an open back to pair with the Eikon and Atticus.
 
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Can't help on the portable amp front, but I can definitely recommend Zach's own Blackwood headphone. If you can find something with enough power to handle it, it's the best closed back headphone I've yet heard. If isolation/sound leaking isn't a hard requirement, the E-mu Teak is absolutely excellent although it is technically semi-open and acts as such. Out side of that you could easily afford something like an HE-560, HD800, or LCD-2 to as an open back to pair with the Eikon and Atticus.
Well, it -was- the best closedback for me. :wink:
 
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I don't have an amp, but would be using my QP1R. Up to $1200 to $1500. I am also interested in a portable amp recommendation.

You'll have to check if your dap can drive these. Hd800 imho is out. It's not forgiving at all, and really not a good choice for anyone into vocals. Orchestral yes, but not vocals. Out of those I own, I would recommend an LCD 2 for beautifully deep subbass and shelved treble- especially LCD2.2 classic, assuming you don't mind buying used. But again, check if your dap has enough power.

Another good choice would be the LFF Paradox or Paradox Slants if you don't mind closed backs and want a different flavour, having already bought zach's stuff.

But at the end of the day it also does sound like zach's tuning will fit you really well, being forgiving and good for vocals. Maybe spend the money instead to invest in something like an Alo CDM for lusher mids?
 
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I'm wrapping up the Atticus review. It should be up tonight. 
can't wait! Well I've got a couple more hours till bed anyways
 
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Had some trouble loading the new product on Head-Fi last night. Got it figured out this morning. 
 
Here we go, the ZMF Atticus:
 
http://www.head-fi.org/products/zmf-headphones-atticus-dynamic-tpe-driver-over-ear-full-size-headphone/reviews/17335

 
PS: Eikon review is in the works
 
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Thanks for this. To clarify, the OTL amp that y'all were saying worked magic on the Atticus was the ZOTL?

That's really important. The ZOTL has an output impedance very, very different from regular OTL amps.
 
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@Hisoundfi - Loved the review!  Thanks so much for writing it up.
 
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Hisoundfi - Thanks for writing the review - all the reviewers seems to be getting the Cherry version of Atticus
 
No one seems to know the signature of Padauk Atticus - will it be a more aggressive signature (like the Abyss)
 
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  Hisoundfi - Thanks for writing the review - all the reviewers seems to be getting the Cherry version of Atticus
 
No one seems to know the signature of Padauk Atticus - will it be a more aggressive signature (like the Abyss)
 
I've got a Padauk Atticus here right now, it is a little faster and less lush/decay than the Cherry Atticus.   Same tuning, just a touch less decay, slightly more immediate edge to the notes.
 
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  Had some trouble loading the new product on Head-Fi last night. Got it figured out this morning. 
 
Here we go, the ZMF Atticus:
 
http://www.head-fi.org/products/zmf-headphones-atticus-dynamic-tpe-driver-over-ear-full-size-headphone/reviews/17335

 
PS: Eikon review is in the works
 
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Hi, Thanks for the review write up, in this picture, is this the varnished or factory polished ?
Just wanted to get an idea of the polish
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Hi, Thanks for the review write up, in this picture, is this the varnished or factory polished ?
Just wanted to get an idea of the polish
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This is the varnished one. It looks damn good in person, very shiny.
 
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