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ZMF Verite

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by heliosphann, Oct 3, 2018.
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  1. UntilThen
    Again you're spot on. Even with Verite flat pads, I still try to use brighter sounding tubes for my tube amps to get my desired tone. Using EQ is another way to do that. :) However some may just like how Verite sound without any adjustment. :)
     
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  2. mixman
    For an even slightly brighter sound try the Verite Suede pads. They give the Verite a more faced image and a little brighter tonality. The trade off is you lose some of the 3Dness of the soundstage.
     
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  3. UntilThen
    Thanks although I don't think I need it any brighter even with the Universe pads. My dac is Yggdrasil which is rather neutral. So there's a good balance there.
     
  4. attmci
    Because you just got it.
     
  5. UntilThen
    Time will tell but I reckon in a year's time I'll still be saying the same. :)
     
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  6. attmci
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  7. UntilThen
    Correct. I will never argue with someone over HD800 vs LCD-3f. SQ is subjective.

    My veteran technician is very perceptive when he told me. 'I'll never argue with you whether McIntosh is better than Audio Note. That is for you to decide!', he declared. :)

    As for the audiosciencereview, it's a site I don't visit. I have no interest in it.
     
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  8. heliosphann
    As I said before, I have a HD800 and I also own a LCD-3 pre-fazor. The later is quite nice and I'd have a hard time parting with it. I had several other LCD-3's (both prefazor and fazor) and this unit is truly a unicorn.

    Audiosciencereview also holds no interest from me.
     
  9. UntilThen
    Some of my audio gear I'll regret parting with it. Ragnarok, Primaluna Dialogue Premium HP and LCD-3f could be those. However, that's the nature of this hobby. You will move on, usually for the better. :)
     
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  10. heliosphann
    True. For the most part... Early Audeze and HiFiman headphones still sound as good or even better than many of their replacements. They're also becoming harder and harder to find. Many had production issues and were prone to driver failure. Even the "re-issues" by the companies aren't the same.
     
  11. UntilThen
    I agree there with you again. Similar to tubes. NOS vintage tubes are best. Reissues are no where near.

    But to tie us back to this thread, I have to say having own both Eikon and Atticus in the past, Verite is much much better. So in the case of ZMF headphone, each iterations seems better to me. Zach is outdoing himself ! He is his own competition lol.
     
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  12. nishan99
    I really dig the wood reverb on my ziricote and kinda hoped I opted for the stock silk wood, but idk maybe it will be too much of it or the bass impact reduced too much.
    So I totally understand now why some people prefer the lighter woods.
     
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  13. UntilThen
    Change back to Verite flat pads after 3 weeks with Universe broad pads and instant clarity ! The change is startling and I'm very pleased with it. I think this is how I like it.

    IMG-3615.JPG
     
  14. attmci
    Got you, now. Seems I had missed something here.......Now I know.
     
  15. alvin sawdust
    Nice set up there UT. Are those the wireless Verite? :wink:
     
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