ZMF Atticus Measurements and Review

Discussion in 'Headphone Measurements' started by Marvey, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Ryanr1987

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    Judging by impressions it seems that these headphones are a side grade from the HD650? Being in the UK buying these would be a risk but I absolutely love the design of these. How do these compare vocal wise to the HD650? I've still struggled to find a headphone that can make the hairs stand up like the 650 can.
     

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    My guess is Instant £500 loss if you get these shipped to the UK and need to sell them.

    I'd be very dissapointed if they're just a side grade at 4 times the price. I couldn't care less about the wood or the looks although they do look nice but a bit bulky. The focals have a much better silhouette to my eyes.
     
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    Neither my Eikon or Atticus sounded anything like my HD650. The thought that they would be considered a side-grade is laughable to me as I think both of them put the 650 to shame in so many different ways.
     
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    Yeah that's my worry I would lose a lot. Plus I have to factor in import duty :/

    Headphones are just getting silly expensive these days.
     
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    What are you driving them with?
     
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    Cool what did you feel the ZMF's did better? Measurements seem to suggest a more jagged response than the 650 and not as cohesive, these are all things that mean a lot to me in headphones but I care about tone and vocal emotion more than pretty much anything else.
     
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    I'm at work, so it's hard to write a detailed response.

    VS the Eikon, vocals pop right out at you, yet are natural, and are just distinct. The overall tone has more body to it - more substance. It's not artificial sounding though, which is pretty amazing compared to the HD650. For my preferences, it's the best headphone I've ever owned, period, end of story. So, given I'm such a huge fan of it... grain of salt and all that, I guess.

    As far as the FR goes, it shocked me that the ZMF dynamics appeared so similar to the 650, I just don't hear as many similarities as the graph indicates it should have. Definitely a case of how a FR doesn't tell the whole story.
     

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