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Review: ZMF Pendant

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , |

ZMF Pendant Review

ZMF Pendant Headphone Amplifier Review

Over the years Zach from ZMF headphones has partnered with a varying companies to bring complimentary products to his consumer base. With the introduction of his own range of dynamic headphones in 2016, ZMF recently took up residence with tube amplifier maker ampsandsound for a partnership that we currently find ourselves staring directly into the warm glowing tubes of. 

The collaboration is an interesting one, bringing together more than one theme for personal audio enthusiasts. There are hints of classic technologies and tried-and-true design elements aligned with more cutting edge design and material work that run through the system like veins of sonic lifeblood. … Read the full article

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ZMF Headphones Unveils A New Headphone Amplifier

By | July 11th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

ZMF headphones have been making some waves in the personal audio space with their bio-cellulose headphones, but their newest announcement moves the offering just a little closer to source. Today the company announced a new headphone amplifier called the Pendant ($2k) that sync’s up with the rest of their growing line of headphone wares.

The 3 Watts-into-8-ohm amplifier sports EL84 drivers tubes, 12au/t/x7 input stage, and 6CA4 rectifier tubes to bring the lovely sonics to your ears. For 300 ohm headphones there is a high-z 1/4″ jack where the total output still charges out a full 2.5 watts.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2017: A preview (of sorts)

By | September 30th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Eric Franklin Shook

I’m not the long winded bullshit artist you might have originally thought or hoped me to be. I lean towards the succinct, overshare constantly, and alienate people with my well thought out, and controversial opinions. Cutting right to it, recently my morning rituals have been upended. The setting of my alarm clock hasn’t changed, but prior to this week I’ve been wide awake before my trusty ’60s Timex had the chance to buzz. Why you may ask?… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2017: Trends, rants and John’s Best of Show

By | June 11th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The audio-show year kicked off for me with an eardrum-flexing snare shot in Chicago at Audio Expo North America. If those three hectic days near the end of April are any indication, we’re in for a heck of a ride.

AXPONA was the first of what will be the most crowded calendar ever on the exhibit circuit, with three shows in California alone, as well as at least that many other sizable events elsewhere. And that’s just the domestic lineup — the huge High End Munich show also drew impressive crowds recently.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2017: ZMF Headphones appeal to your ears, brain, soul

By | June 10th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , |

I first met Zach and Bevin Mehrbach four years ago at AXPONA as the young couple was just getting going with their new brand, ZMF Headphones.

I was in Chicago on my first assignment for Part-Time Audiophile and, not knowing any better, was trying to demo everything in the Westin O’Hare hotel. This included spending a couple of hours right before the show closed auditioning products in the EarGear Expo.

I checked out all the hotly tipped brands and then spied an unfamiliar name: ZMF.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2017: Eargasmic Fruitbowl

By | April 29th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Eric Franklin Shook

I have the luxury of lifestyle to live nearly alone and without neighbors. Full-range speakers, big amplifiers, a large music collections and an unhinged volume knob are not a problem at any hour of the day or night. Let her rip! Many out there are not as lucky. You might have kids or a wife, or both (yikes). All sorts of impediments towards the 24/hr discoteque you’d pretend to live in if life were to be lived on your most selfish of terms – not one resides here.… Read the full article

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Review and re-trace: ZMF comfyness and Vibro MKII

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Disclaimer: ZMF loaned me both OMNI and Vibro MKII for the purposes of this review. Vibro MKII goes for: 479,99$ USD. You can find out all about it here: ZMF X Vibro MKII.

Relevant links:

1. ZMF OMNI
2. Oppo PM-2
3. Lynx HILO

It’s totally improper to compare a modular camera to a modular headphone, but considering the number of things you can do to your ZMF headphones, the comparison is apt. Zach has graciously loaned me two pair of his latest, his flagship, OMNI, and Vibro MK II.… Read the full article

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Review: ZMF Headphones OMNI Bocote – PM-who?

By | June 8th, 2016|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Zach loaned the ZMF OMNI and one other ZMF headphone for the purposes of this review. OMNI is a heavy mod of the Fostex TR50P, which starts that 899$ USD. You can find out all about it here: ZMF Omni — ZMF Headphones.

Relevant links:

headfonia: OPPO PM-2 Review
headfonia: Review: MyST OrtoPhones – Uplifting
headfonia: Review: Mycroft IzoPhones-30 and 30S – Kaizen
headfonia: Review: Linnenberg Maestro – Insane

Not Sound

ZMF Headphones have come a long way. They’ve teamed up with talented wood shop, Vibro Labs (http://vibrolabs.com), and have fabricated damn comfy head pads.Read the full article

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