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I want a pair of the zmf headphones because by the gods it's a sexy pair of headphones, especially in that orange starburst they show on the website. That and hubby wants a pair in purple starburst tongue.gif

Indeed, the Vibro/Blackwood/Omni might be my new favorite looking headphones.
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I had a pair of the Master Model (now called ZMF class I think)

The Master was by far the most "fun" tuning I think, but likely the least accurate. I haven't spent a lot of time with the vibro/blackwood model but remember liking them. The Omni's I have spent quite a bit of time with at local meets (Zach is local so he always shows at our meets) and they are really nice. They need a bit of power (the mods drop the sensitivity quite a bit) but are a pretty balanced headphone. Weight is likely the biggest issue for me with the ZMF lineup. Part of that is just the base driver and baffle but adding the wood doesn't help things.

Yeah the ZMF Classic is meant to be fun sounding. I'd love to try the Omni, although I need one of their closed back models. I'd be using the Blackwood with a FiiO X5 I imagine, and probably some portable amp in addition. Does anyone know of any good ~$300 portable amps?
 
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Indeed, the Vibro/Blackwood/Omni might be my new favorite looking headphones.
Yeah the ZMF Classic is meant to be fun sounding. I'd love to try the Omni, although I need one of their closed back models. I'd be using the Blackwood with a FiiO X5 I imagine, and probably some portable amp in addition. Does anyone know of any good ~$300 portable amps?

The Centrance HD DAC/AMp is a class A portable amp that works with smartphones, it runs $200, its the one I bought recently and also has the same DAC chip as bitfrost in it. I', looking forward to seeing if it makes my music sound better than Schiit Fulla, I suspect it will, it just is a very high level of quality.
    
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Has anyone had any experience with better USB audio drivers than the Microsoft generic one for Windows 7 and Windows 10?  Two USB devices I'm using that run off the generic driver are the Sennheiser G4ME USB sound card and the basic Muse USB DAC with optical and coax output.

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Has anyone had any experience with better USB audio drivers than the Microsoft generic one for Windows 7 and Windows 10?  Two USB devices I'm using that run off the generic driver are the Sennheiser G4ME USB sound card and the basic Muse USB DAC with optical and coax output.

What do you mean by better? What specific issue are you having? Your USB DAC should install itself, my Schiit Fulla and Fiio K1 both self-install on Windows 10, and in volume control it shows it specifically. Audioquest Jitterbug might help you some.
    
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Has anyone had any experience with better USB audio drivers than the Microsoft generic one for Windows 7 and Windows 10?  Two USB devices I'm using that run off the generic driver are the Sennheiser G4ME USB sound card and the basic Muse USB DAC with optical and coax output.

What do you mean by better? What specific issue are you having? Your USB DAC should install itself, my Schiit Fulla and Fiio K1 both self-install on Windows 10, and in volume control it shows it specifically. Audioquest Jitterbug might help you some.

 

Both of the DAC's install fine and are recognized, but at 5% volume, they are already getting uncomfortably loud, this also means no really fine grain volume control.  Seems to be a common problem with the standard Microsoft driver.

 

I can install the Sennheiser driver, but then I get constant app crashes with programs sending audio.

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Both of the DAC's install fine and are recognized, but at 5% volume, they are already getting uncomfortably loud, this also means no really fine grain volume control.  Seems to be a common problem with the standard Microsoft driver.

I can install the Sennheiser driver, but then I get constant app crashes with programs sending audio.

I see what you mean now, hmm, I have no idea. Never had this issue before as everything I have ever used is a dac/amp hybrid through usb ---you could consider ebaying that dac, and just getting a Fiio K1 for $39, it has pretty decent sound for the price, and I do not have that audio issue with it. or a schiit fulla.

edit: i bought the Shure Alcantara earpads just now... $39.99 free ship no tax off bhphotovideo website... zmf lambskin woulda run me almost 56 after shipping. plus the shure is the one everyone seems to recc most with the t50rp mk3, when they arrive it will be ultimate showdown between my t50rp and t20rp modded
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Both of the DAC's install fine and are recognized, but at 5% volume, they are already getting uncomfortably loud, this also means no really fine grain volume control.  Seems to be a common problem with the standard Microsoft driver.

I can install the Sennheiser driver, but then I get constant app crashes with programs sending audio.

I see what you mean now, hmm, I have no idea. Never had this issue before as everything I have ever used is a dac/amp hybrid through usb ---you could consider ebaying that dac, and just getting a Fiio K1 for $39, it has pretty decent sound for the price, and I do not have that audio issue with it. or a schiit fulla.

edit: i bought the Shure Alcantara earpads just now... $39.99 free ship no tax off bhphotovideo website... zmf lambskin woulda run me almost 56 after shipping. plus the shure is the one everyone seems to recc most with the t50rp mk3, when they arrive it will be ultimate showdown between my t50rp and t20rp modded

 

I'll check those out, I've got a Fiio E18 I use at home that I love, just have these other two USB DAC's already I was going to try to make use of instead of throwing money at more hardware.

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Downloading my favorite Vivaldi and Mozart right now in DSD format since I finally have something that supports that file format (Centrance DACport + Class A amp USB) looking forward to comparing them to the 24 bit versions
    
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I'll check those out, I've got a Fiio E18 I use at home that I love, just have these other two USB DAC's already I was going to try to make use of instead of throwing money at more hardware.

Do you only have that high volume in games or also when playing music ?

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Downloading my favorite Vivaldi and Mozart right now in DSD format since I finally have something that supports that file format (Centrance DACport + Class A amp USB) looking forward to comparing them to the 24 bit versions

I can recommend you:

Vivaldi - Four Seasons : Recomposed by Max Richter.
https://open.spotify.com/album/5yuG2LEkf7QA9ZGIXldCmy
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I'll check those out, I've got a Fiio E18 I use at home that I love, just have these other two USB DAC's already I was going to try to make use of instead of throwing money at more hardware.

Do you only have that high volume in games or also when playing music ?

 

Anything system wide, basically have volume at 1% on my Muse USB DAC in Windows 7 and it like regular listening levels with my ATK-M40x's

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