ZMF Headphones - Official Thread

Seattle area folks - if anyone wants to try out the ZMF closed-backs, let me know and maybe we can meet up. I got all three demo units in this week, and probably will have them for a bit of time this summer.

@xiaoyaoyou We probably need to do another meet-up! It’s been too long :slight_smile:

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Almost worth flying back to Seattle for …

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It has been too long! I would love to see everyone and have a mini-meet in our area. I’d like to try out all the closed backs you have there, and maybe bring the new gen Eikon I have.

Keep me in the loop :+1::grin:

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(After months of being blocked from headphones.com due to malware warnings, I can get back in!)

FYI, I’m just about to write a review of the Caldera Closed (head-to-head comparison with the Caldera Open) on Head-Fi. I am terribly impressed with the CC–the same burnt ash model you show here. They sound eerily similar and both are among the best planars I’ve ever heard.

I also heard the Atrium Closed at CanJam/NYC a few months ago. That’s another winner! It has bass for days.

A common thread here is ZMF’s ADS (Atrium Damping System), which seems remarkably effective to me. Every headphone I’ve heard with it has remarkably good soundstaging, and most ZMFs already did have that IMO. I’m guessing the ADS is part of the reason the open and closed versions of the Caldera sound so similar.

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Yes absolutely! Let’s get organized. It would be great to see you and @xiaoyaoyou and @robson as well.

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Hi folks,

Ask and ye shall receive. I’m always interesting in trying out new kit and I’m more than happy to help arrange the logistics.

If I haven’t sold my OG Eikon by the meet, I can bring it by if anybody wants to compare it to the new Eikon.

Regards,
Vic

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That would be an interesting comparison…

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:wink::rofl:

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That’s beautiful, and it looks nice in the garden!

Do I see a Porsche behind the hedge there?

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No, it‘s my wife’s Mini Cooper

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Hey Lothar,

Knowing that you like green, I think you should get this matching Homage to go with it!

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Thank you for the tip!

The amplifier looks very good, but if anything, I will consider the Aegis, since I have now bought the Feliks Audio that I had here to test, I am slowly getting more and more critical looks from my wife :rage: as my man cave is slowly escalating :wink::grin:

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News:

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Those Black and White Ebony Caldera closeds are probably the most beautiful cans I’ve seen. After all, who really needs two kidneys?

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I did a quick look at different pad options for the ZMF Bokeh

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The Bokeh‘s in August are interesting and the Black&White ……… mmmmh, I guess I will ……

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