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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. zach915m
     
    I would recommend that anyone worried about weight order the cherry cups as each model will be available in cherry and padauk (which is about 40g heavier.  The 500g weight puts them at 10 grams more than the weight of the Utopia.  Generally I find nobody complains about weight until you get to 550 grams or so, everyone differs ofcourse.
     
    For reference from InnerFidelity:
     
    Utopia: 490 grams (sans cables) Audeze LCD-2=570gr; HiFiMAN HE1000=470gr; Ether Flow=400gr; Sennheiser HD 800 S=380gr; Focal Elear=438, also my he500 is 600+ grams etc.
     
    The Atticus and Eikon will have different colored aluminum parts in their final version, and will have a leather stamp on top of the headband to designate which model it is.
     
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  2. Fastnbulbous
    Here's other heavier headphones:
     
    Grado PS1000e683
    Kennerton Odin670
    Final Sonorous X630
    Abyss AB-1266620

     
    Edit: Apologies, HE1000 V2 is 420, trying to find where I got the wrong info.
     
  3. cs098
    In any case weight is really not the biggest issue but how even the headphone distributes it. And for the time I had my omni, despite being pretty heavy, the weight was distributed very well.
     
    My only problem was that it was a bit loose and sound wise the tr50p was still noticeable to my ears.
     
    Def interested in the ekion.
     
  4. whirlwind
    I have had my Omni for just a few days now.
     
    Weight was my biggest concern before I received them....it is not at all a problem for me....very comfy.
     
  5. ButtUglyJeff
    I'm curious @zach915m.  Which one these new headphone are more "ZMFy"?  What I mean is, which is closer to your "house sound" and which is more a departure?  I'm really hoping for an opportunity to audition these in the future, but I might not be able to wait that long.... lol
     
  6. Jozurr
     
    K Odin is 670 grams.
     
  7. Hansotek

    It also doesn't help that the Odin's earpads are made out of rocks.
     
  8. Fastnbulbous
    Which makes is all the more METAL. That and Abyss are the most metal looking headphones I've seen. I wish I could stand letting one of those perch on my head all day like an imperious jackelope, but alas, despite my Nordic ancestry, my skull is probably not as hard as a Viking warrior, and neck is not strong as an ox, so I am not worthy :wink:
     
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  9. Jozurr

    Such a shame considering many people have been praising the Odin to be better than the Utopia, HE1K, HE6 and Master 1 in the aspects I like.
     
  10. andyDiamond
    As a proud owner of K.Odin I can tell you that its weight is okay for a long run.
    Surely it's a bit more than your fav slippers, but on can live with that.
     
  11. Hansotek

    It's a great sounding headphone, for sure. It might be able to hang with the others, but it is nowhere near as good as the Utopia, IMHO.
     
  12. zach915m
     
    I would say they both have "ZMF" sound, as in the end I just tune them to my tastes lols. Boosted tasteful bass, lush mids, present but not forward treble.
     
    BUT, for what ZMF has put out so far, the Atticus is more along the lines of the "Classic" ZMF sound as it's more romantic.  The Eikon is incredibly resolving and has more linear treble despite it being a biocellulose driver.  The Atticus is also more Euphonic, as the driver has a touch more innate distortion, it's still low, but it gives an "easy" sound.  The Eikon has very low THD and is just super resolving and has very fast transients.  It's been a toss up so far as to who likes which one better.  
     
    Some more pics just cause:
     
    IMG_2899.jpg IMG_2907.jpg
     
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  13. cs098
    So the akion is closer to the hardwood omnis while the ekion is more like the softerwoods?
     
    Also will you do a  headphone impressions tour?
     
  14. Subhakar
    zach915m

    "Atticus" is named after the character in "To Kill a Mockingbird"?
     
  15. akg fanboy

    Were the specific sound signatures between both headphones intentional based on driver differences? (As in biocellulose being more capable of producing a more resolving treble)
     
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