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ZMF Verite

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by heliosphann, Oct 3, 2018.
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  1. mixman
    Looks great. I do have to say it looks a little more solid than the Pendant and the balanced connection is a plus too. It would be great if Glenn licensed the design to a full time builder as I am sure the wait time is scaring people off. 2-3 months is acceptable. 6 months, maybe more, nah. Ha, there are plenty here, probably me included, that have overhauled their entire headphone collections in that time.
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  2. alvin sawdust
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  3. tommytakis
    I actually wrote an impression on Starlett + Verite after meeting with Donald couple months ago. it's buried somewhere on this thread lol It was a prototype back then but can confirm it's a great match with the Verite. Plus Donald significantly reduced the wait time compared to Stratus and Stellaris. (I think around 1-3 months?)
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  4. alvin sawdust
    Ah that's good to know. I've always fancied one of Donald's blue beauties and tubes wouldn't be too expensive on this.
  5. mixman
    Love the looks and the sturdy construction. My only hesitance would be it's low power output, it might be good for the Verite, but I wonder if it might be enough for any future planars I might get.
  6. Monsterzero
    Most of us here in these threads already have competent amps to listen to. While a six month wait is a long time,its worth the wait IMO. Order it,and forget it and enjoy your current gear during the wait.
    A year ago when I bought my Glenn the wait was two months. Now six. Who knows what it will be in a years time.

    My .02
  7. tommytakis
    yep! that's actually one of the goals he had in mind when he was developing Starlett. :)
  8. mixman
    While my THX is a great little amp especially for it's price, I just cannot see myself with it for another six months. I think with the Verite and other cans I am starting to/have outgrown it. If I wasn't so busty still trying to get more cans, I would have probably purchased a better amp by now. For now, I just may get an interim amp like a Cayin HA1, WA6 SE or a iCan Pro, most likely used, until I can go for a better, almost endgame amp.
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  9. bryceu
    Guess what shipped yesterday and is arriving tomorrow...

    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019
  10. Zachik
    I give up guessing. What was shipped? :wink:
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  11. heliosphann
  12. bryceu
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  13. jinxy245
  14. bryceu
    Verite showed up yesterday. I'm very pleased with the tone of the Cocobolo wood of my pair, a truly beautiful headphone. I got a few hours of early listening in and it's already noticeable how good these are with detail, speed, and resolution. I listened mostly to the Universe pads yesterday but a briefly checked out the Verite pads as well.
    I left them on burning to pink noise overnight and then for another 8 hours while I was at work this morning.
    Listening to Infected Mushroom - B.P. Empire album right now via the ZDT Jr with the Verite pads, it's amazing how detailed they are while maintaining a completely enjoyable presentation.
    I am noticing the weight of them a bit more than I expected, but probably because I haven't had any over-ear headphones for the past month.

    Album with some more pics.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2019
  15. Pharmaboy
    I found--to my surprise--that what people said about planars reacting very differently to OTLs than dynamics is totally true. On my Woo WA3 (lovely little OTL), I've now tried 4 planar headphones, and all sound quite excellent on it despite having low impedance:
    • Meze Empyrean (since sold)
    • HEX v2
    • LCD-2.1 pre-fazor
    • Ori
    In particular, there is none of the bass/mid-bass bloat that one hears w/a low impedance dynamic HP on an OTL. The sound overall is fully competitive w/what I get out of various SS amps on the same headphones.

    And of course, my high impedance headphones sound awesome on the WA3, as one would expect.

    So IMO no need to worry about pairing a planar w/an OTL.
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