ZMF Headphones - Official Thread

Not really. I see this every time I shut my eyes…

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I’m encourage by how many other people on this forum also have daughters

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I sadly know all about the “main six.” 2 daughters here.

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She’s thirteen now, but the days of dressing up as Rainbow Dash weren’t that long ago

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Funny how I’m in the same boat as you. I have the Noires and love them but I have to often tell myself they’re great headphones instead of naturally being happy with them. I like them and they’re better than what I’ve had before but I’m not amazed. Every time I hear someone review the Verite it’s always describing what I’m looking for. Oppose to a HE1000se, HD 800s, or an Elite that have one amazing feature, but is never described as something you’d enjoy every day. They’re always talked about as a tool to analyze music, but the Vertite is always described as “musical”. The reviewers always seem excited about them.

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Haven’t heard the Noire. I had the Aeon Flow open-back planar. IMO it’s a jack of all trades/master of none: fun, musically tuned/voiced, but not particularly resolving or dynamic. Heard the Ether 2 a couple years ago and thought that was a higher-level execution of the same basic sound, good but not great.

I own the Verite Open & had both the VO and VC in my system on loan in late 2019. Beside the fact these are dynamics and the DCAs are planars (dynamics & planars sound somewhat different), I regard both Verites as the highest-level, most beautifully tuned all-rounders I’ve ever heard.

The VC has somewhat punchier bass & impressive dynamics, while the VO has exceptional beauty of tone; they share an unusual combination of high resolution, speed, and musicality. I can’t find any music that doesn’t sound terrific on the VO. The last thing I would call either Verite is a specialist headphone.

There are headphones designed as analytical tools, and we benefit from them in terms of excellent recording quality. But I don’t want to live with a forensic music tool like that…I want to live with a headphone that opens a window into the sound of music in a real space.

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The list is long, distinguished, and sick to death of bleepity blanking Frozen.

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I’ve ordered the past 2 years. 1 took 5 weeks, the other 7-8. I think they are more likely to be built and complete than some others which are new and go through the whole process from scratch, though the stabilized sure look like at least everything but the drivers are ready. It seems like they sold a ton compared to other years so I’d say assume the 12 weeks and if they arrive sooner, then happy day!

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Daughter 23. But (bonus time!!!) I did research to determine the optimum number of sparkles should be on My Little Pony…

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