Venture Electronics VE Zen 2.0 impressions and discussion thread
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I haved bought a ve Zen omega e. so now i want to upgrade cable, can you tell me the main different SQ between Standard Shining Copper cable, pure blue cable and oyaida 102 ssc cable and , i cant find any review on those cable
 
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the oyaida is much stiffer than the new pure blue.
I prefer the blue ergonomically over the 102 ssc
The white is supposed to the TOTL Zen config
haven't notice any sound degradation between the two
the omega versions are the way to go with any of his buds
I have a regular Zen termed with balanced 2.5 and Zen lite termed 3.5

! also have a bunch of the monks, a monk 120 and expresso
also the biggie/smalls and new BIE
I haven't got the asura yet
not sure if I need it with the Zens
love my Zens
 
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Little thought to this silent thread! Do any of us Zen fans own both Zen Omega and regular version? I started thinking about their casing difference, as regular version has more open back-venting whereas Omega version has socket there and not such back-vent as regular shell. So question is do regular vesion and Omega version sound excactly same despite of this shell difference? I myself have Omega version and I love them very much but I can't help but wondering. I would think that more open shell of regular Zen 2.0 would do at least slight difference in sound compared to Omega Zen, but I can't know since I don't have regular version.

I have started to like Zen with thin Monk foams, as they provide more comfort and secure fit. They do take some clarity away, but not too much to make sound too soft. My favorite portable combo is Xuelin ihifi1969 and Bluebird U7-I and it sounds very lovely on Zen Omega.
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Xuelin ihifi1969, Bluebird U7-I, my short diy interconnect cable, diy attenuator adapter and Zen Omega with penon cable. Reason I use attenuator adapter is that Bluebird don't have unity gain like many other portable amps and thus channel imbalance area of volume pot is an issue with line-out input volume. Even with Zen I barely can get out of imbalance area before preferred volume level and I don't like that at all. Luckily attenuator adapter solves the issue and doesn't seem to impact the sound quality at all. I personally think every amplifier should have unity gain mode because line-output will always have enough volume anyway.
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Nifty stack and heavenly sound!:beerchug:
 
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Could you advise me a couple of cheap players that can drive zen 2 without a portable amp ? Cheaper than DTR1 and QA361
 
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Does anyone know somewhere I can get my Zen 2 re cabled in the UK? My Zen is in a pretty sorry state. The metal inner pokes my ears making them pretty much unusable. Such a shame to have these lying about unused.

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Could you advise me a couple of cheap players that can drive zen 2 without a portable amp ? Cheaper than DTR1 and QA361
Try asking over on the Chinese DAP thread... maybe the Walnut or Zishan DAPs?

they can sound OK underpowered IMO... maybe not recommendable, but enjoying listening w/ LG V30 (hooray for hi gain mode) as I type, plenty of volume, zero soundstage lol (tbh presentation where v30 seems to be a little deficient compared to DAP in general)

Does anyone know somewhere I can get my Zen 2 re cabled in the UK? My Zen is in a pretty sorry state. The metal inner pokes my ears making them pretty much unusable. Such a shame to have these lying about unused.
There are a couple custom cable makers in the UK (toxic cables?) that might be able to. Though you could probably get it done for less at an electronics repair shop (plenty of cheap IEM cables you could bring in as replacement).

Render those temporarily usable with some tape (silicone, gaffer, electrical?) or flexible air curing goop (RTV or Sugru?). If you know someone that can solder not too difficult to take this style of shell apart by twisting/popping off the grille (there's a whole DIY Earbud mods thread somewhere around here).
 
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My left earbud just stopped working. I’m trying to figure out if it’s the cable or the driver, but I have a feeling it’s the driver. If I wiggle the cable around, it doesn’t change anything.
I’ve got the black edition and have emailed VE but not sure what they’ll be able to do.
 
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Has anyone upgraded to the Zen Sun? haven't heard much about it on Head-fi. Would love a review!
 
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No one here could test the Zen Sun (especially the Sun copper) ?
 
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Since pair with this Hip Dac... already 3 days, and still stick to it...
 
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Could you advise me a couple of cheap players that can drive zen 2 without a portable amp ? Cheaper than DTR1 and QA361
Someone reported about the E1DA 9038s working well. It's a portable dac under $100.
 
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