- Jan 6, 2017
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- Jan 6, 2017
Thanks for taking your time to respond, great analogies for a layman like me. I'll have to order them sooner rather than later , especially considering they sound good from a low source. I can't justify that just yet, as I got 3 different iems coming my way though and they deserve some attention first....
So imagine a tall glass of pure distilled water - that’s the X3 with amp. Now take a dropper and put 1 drop of milk in the water and stir it up. The clarity of the water will be just barely lessened. But if you didn’t know the drop of milk was in the water, most people wouldn’t even know.
Or think of your car windshield, and imagine it with a light dusting of pollen or maybe a handful of water spots. The windshield is still clear; just not 100% perfectly clear like it would be if it was meticulously cleaned.
In other words, if the sound of the ZSN on the X3 with amp was rated at a perfect 10.0/10.0, then the sound of the ZSN on the iPhone would be a 9.8/10.0.
The bottom line is that the ZSN can be driven from a phone (at least the iPhone SE) “just fine”
Contrast this with IEMs such as the ZS5 v1 or ZS3, which sound like crap from a phone and significantly better when used with the right DAP/amp combo.
I'll keep an eye out for when you receive the black/black to see how the two compare. Very curious if you find the difference between them as notable as others on this thread.
On a side note, underwater dolphin and whale mating sounds is actually a genre? Who knew.