Loaner: ZMF Verite Closed Headphone

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  1. purr1n

    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    Since this is a high-value item, only people who have a history. Friends, Contributors, or otherwise. Either need to be good at reviews or have a genuine interest. I mostly don't care about gear, but for this one, I will hunt you down in my Tardis and throw you into the Phantom Zone if you are responsible for losing it. Limited to first 6 people, maybe more.

    Folks may be subject to further identity verification (e.g., current day's WSJ with phone and DL). Please don't take this personally. We've had a few items which have gotten "stuck" or lost in the e-mail the past year or so. UPS or FedEx only. Sig required. Insure to $1000. SBAF will cover the rest from its insurance slush fund.

    Review is pending. In short, it's a Verite that out-Verites the Verite. So many not be for everyone.

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  2. Vtory

    Vtory Illogical Spock

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    Oh, I am in. Fort Worth.

    And "Verite that out-Verites the Verite" really stimulates my curiosity. Indeed Marv is not the first guy to argue so. My acoustic understanding is that closed cans generally introduce more compromises if drivers being equal. And short auditions of HD820 and Stellia were in line with it -- 820 couldn't out-800 800, Stellia couldn't out-utopia utopia. So, I am 33% curious 33% doubting and 34% looking forward to some sort of unbelievable black magic. lol
     
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  3. Phantaminum

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    I’m definitely interested in being part of this loaner if possible.

    I’ve been eyeing different closed back headphones and this has been at the top of the list.
     
  4. Hands

    Hands Overzealous Auto Flusher - Measurbator

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    Zach mentioned sending me a pair to check out as well. Let me see if he was still planning on that or would rather me just get in line for the loaner. Pencil me in for a maybe at the end of the list?
     
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    ColtMrFire Writes better gear impressions than you

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    I’m genuinely interested in the closed Verite and would love to compare against the open with 3F coming soon!!!

    (Los angeles, CA)
     
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    @famish99 and @Joshvar are neighbors so a little mini meet with them would be good.
     
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    Interested as well. Austin, TX
     
  9. ChaChaRealSmooth

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    Can I possibly get in? I'd love to compare to my Verite open coming in! CA.

    As a side note, I don't mind being last on the tour to take care of the details of when the tour concludes.
     
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  10. zach915m

    zach915m MOT: ZMF Headphones

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    @Hands - I'll send you an email!

    Will provide the hybrid pads when they are done for the tour as well. They are kind of the equivalent of the verite pads for the open version I guess, more dry.
     
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    Oh dang. Been wanting to hear these.
     
  12. purr1n

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    Can add you still.
     
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    I'm also keen to hear them, if still possible. East Coast.
     
  14. purr1n

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    Added. Loaner is closed for now.
     
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    Dang - how did I miss this one?

    @purr1n if there is space or if something opens up please add me in.

    Thanks!
     
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    Just throwing this out there, I have a review unit Verite Closed right now and I live in San Diego. If anyone out here, or even Orange County wants to hear these, get in touch. I'm happy to find a way to meet up for a mini-meet or something. I might even be swayed to come up toward LA since I have friends/family out that way too. I would love to let others get a chance to hear this headphone. I should also mention I have every other ZMF dynamic (except Eikon) in my possession in case you guys want to hear those too. Could be our own little ZMFestivus!
     
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    Dang, I was in SD earlier this week!

    Quite the collection you have. By chance are you familiar with Mr. Speaker's Ether C? (also a good SD brand) Curious about the Ether C (which is the HP I use the most) against the Verite C. Cheers
     
  18. purr1n

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    added. totally closed now.
     
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    You rock. Thanks so much!
     
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    Not sure if it would be helpful to you for comparison purposes, but I actually have a Padauk Eikon I was getting ready to sell (upgraded to a camphor burl eikon, couldn't pass up that gorgeous wood) that I would be happy to send your way as a loaner first. I would love to help out for SoCal ZMFestivus, just let me know if you are interested so you have the whole lineup to compare.
     
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