Z Review – E-mu Purplehearts (Massdrop Exclusive)

Z Review – E-mu Purplehearts (Massdrop Exclusive)

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  1. TinyTwist Combos on March 26, 2020 at 9:32 am

    I love when you don’t absolutely love a product because that means I don’t have to shell out a good amount of cash this week

  2. Dmitry Dodzin on March 26, 2020 at 9:33 am

    The build EM-U Walnut is a bit better, If you mod them (and they are very easy to mod) they give you great sound and the cable problems are gone.

  3. Jack Doe on March 26, 2020 at 9:33 am

    dude, you’re awesome for this constant uploading , keep’em coming 😀

  4. Sensei Dekkers on March 26, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Why don’t you ever review Bose headphones? Are they not respected among the audiophile community?

  5. WiiNV on March 26, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Happy Holidays to you Z & Chewbacca 🎉🎄

  6. Jaime Banno on March 26, 2020 at 9:38 am

    Are these on-ear or over-ear? I swear I thought they were on-ear.. the main reason why I didn’t buy these or the walnuts

  7. spacecats on March 26, 2020 at 9:40 am

    ok, I have like $200 to spend on a pair of non shit headphones and am looking for something with soundstage so accurate that I can here people breathing from AT LEAST 666mi…

    and be able to be powered without an amp because i’m poor asf, and well of course some of dat noice and crispy sound

  8. Austin Michael on March 26, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Just think for a second. Zeus lets them off constantly thoughout this video making it clear that this model is a pre-production unit. But lets just think here for a second. These are review units. The company knows these units are going to reviewers and they most likely hand pick the units they send to reviewers and this is the best they can do? Holy Crap.

    I can’t even imagine the quality control on the ones where someone doesn’t handpick the best one for reviewers. That cable was horrendous.

  9. ThaBlueAlien on March 26, 2020 at 9:43 am

    watching all these magnificent reviews and then going back to laptop speakers, like a sad little turd 👌👍

  10. Henry Firth on March 26, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Got these in the mail a few days ago, and I’m happy to report that the main build issues highlighted in this video have been addressed.

    The cable twist has been addressed completely, both in the sense that it doesn’t tangle like it does in the video, as well as the fact that they are fully-attached to the cups and do not rotate at all. It’s not a premium-feeling cable, but its definitely better than many I’ve encountered.

    However, the rest of the construction is not significantly different than how it appears here. The plastic parts still feel cheap and rattle when shook. The height adjustment mechanism is fine, if unremarkable. Overall, it’s definitely a little bit more fragile feeling that I’d like, but not at all worse than I’d expect from a $75 pair of headphones.

    The sound is just as described. Dark, but good. I mainly listen to instrumental/electronic/ambient stuff on this as a background track for work. For that, these are fantastic fantastic. In rock/pop the wonkiness is definitely noticeable, and the bass is a bit much. But if you listen to stuff where bass is the focus, I think you’d probably like them (not that it matters since the drop is over).

  11. Robert Burkinshaw on March 26, 2020 at 9:46 am

    These or tho m40x for sound quality?

  12. Daschla on March 26, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Any special surprise for 50k Zoes? :>

  13. Ryan on March 26, 2020 at 9:50 am

    What are those foam blocks that you have all of your headphones on?

  14. jack064123 on March 26, 2020 at 9:51 am

    I can send you my e-mu teaks if you want to compare.

  15. Jerry Georgopolis on March 26, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Merry Christmas Z…

  16. Sathyanarayan I on March 26, 2020 at 9:52 am

    What do you mean when you say it sounds dark???

  17. theodoro89 on March 26, 2020 at 9:54 am

    They look identical to the Creative Aurvana Live!… but with wooden cups.
    But the price is the same, so what am i missing?

  18. Winston With A Y on March 26, 2020 at 9:54 am

    Hi Z
    Do you have a list of your recommended 3.5mm headphone cables?

    Also custom cables for the M40X for example

  19. Alex _ on March 26, 2020 at 9:54 am

    ATH M40x just big waste of money, I have bought, and i don’t like them, original CAL! much better.

  20. Abby Shores on March 26, 2020 at 9:57 am

    tfw you have the same shinobu figure. why are you so freakin’ cool?

  21. warc8us on March 26, 2020 at 9:59 am

    I SEE DT 1990s OVER THERE. Any "hot take" opinion on them? I used to own the DT-990 but gave them away because they were kinda boring compared to other cans I had.

  22. Bharat Singh on March 26, 2020 at 9:59 am

    when is the DAP comparison coming out ? eagerly waiting

  23. yrguitar1 on March 26, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Best budget open back headphones?

  24. Ryan on March 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

    You should review the Philips Fidelio L1 mk2’s, after some burn in I think they are really good and worth a look, they don’t need an amp but they go well with an smsl m6

  25. zlok on March 26, 2020 at 10:03 am

    hi z or anyone if money is not main choice. these or meze classic 99? for sound mainly cause I think build 99 way better build. use as portable and home.

  26. aneczka2114 on March 26, 2020 at 10:05 am

    holy shit….what a terrible wire deffect!….Hey Zeos you think you could do a review on the LG V20 as a DAC?

  27. Justin on March 26, 2020 at 10:06 am

    How long until you trade sexual favors for the Atticus and Eikon?

  28. Modifieddarkness on March 26, 2020 at 10:09 am

    What are good headphones for rap/hip-hop under $200?

  29. y34r on March 26, 2020 at 10:10 am

    This Or TH-X00 purpleheart? anyone?

  30. Harry Warner on March 26, 2020 at 10:10 am

    what would it take for you to make a full, very high end full set-up with speakers, amps, dacs, headphones… the whole lot, and do a video on it? you already have everything you need I assume.

  31. Glenn Boyd on March 26, 2020 at 10:11 am

    A good idea for all brands of headphones is to have L and R also in braille for a blind person. Not a deaf person lol , a blind person. That sort of thing would indicate to me that makers are into tweaking things ,which is good.

  32. gianluca p on March 26, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Don’t buy these headphones! These are basically Creative Aurvana Live! with wood instead of plastic. I had the Aurvana and the cable was a mess. Sooner or later it will start giving problems. Mine broke in the jack and I had to trash the headphones, because the wires inside the cable were so thin that was impossible for me even trying to replace the jack and make the soldering. The sound of the Aurvana was ok for the price, but the built quality definitely not.

  33. Cryptoman 5000 on March 26, 2020 at 10:12 am

    This has to be one of Z’s most spot critiques he’s ever done.

  34. Brodie Henry on March 26, 2020 at 10:13 am

    What country do you live In?

  35. misterjimmybob on March 26, 2020 at 10:13 am

    … or like $6. LOL Nice review. Damn Massdrop sucking all the cash out of my credit card.

  36. Jason Palafox on March 26, 2020 at 10:13 am

    I have $300 and want something super fun, half good at gaming. And different from the 1000x’s

  37. TheMrFishnDucks on March 26, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Can the pads be replaced on these?

  38. dylan xavier on March 26, 2020 at 10:14 am

    please review the ether c flows soon! oh and if you would the th900 mk2s if you can get a hold of a pair. i desperately need to know which one to sacrifice my first son for.

  39. Jozzer on March 26, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Z do you think you could review the Samson GO Mic? I’ve seen some other reviews but I feel like they’re not using raw audio or they don’t give a good test with different mics. Thanks and love your videos man

  40. Gilgamesh_The_God on March 26, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Hey Zeos have you tried the Hd8 Djs yet I’m in need of a answer if they sound good or not

  41. Michel Haks on March 26, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Quick question. Are soundmagic hp150’s compatible with a boompro without cutting off the rubber ring?

  42. Nick A. on March 26, 2020 at 10:18 am

    April 15th 2017 delivery date? No thanks …

  43. killer taxi on March 26, 2020 at 10:20 am

    I have an 8 year old Creative Aurvana Live (which is the same as the E-MU) and the pads are stuffed.
    What set of pads would you recommend I get to replace the old ones?

  44. DragonnReising on March 26, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Do the E-MU teak’s next!? 😀

  45. Henry Firth on March 26, 2020 at 10:22 am

    The drop just shipped on these. Should be getting them in a few days. Fingers crossed the build will be improved, but based on the sound demo I’m excited regardless.

    Gonna get a hard case so they don’t shatter into a million pieces when I move them places, but the darker sound seems perfectly non-fatiguing for the instrumental/ambient stuff I like listening to while at the office or on the bus.

  46. Piriya Sambandaraksa on March 26, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Just cancelled my drop. Thought I’d get it as a ompanion to my th-X00 PH.
    They sounded good, on the demo, actually. But that build quality will just throw me off (I was already frustrated by the fact that it won’t fold)
    Guess I’ll hold out until the first drop was thoroughly reviewed then decide again. 😀

  47. xenonnn on March 26, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Hi, what do you think about pairing K612 Pros with Aune X1s? Do you recommend any other good combo (dac+amp) to 250euro?

  48. DavidH373 on March 26, 2020 at 10:25 am

    That’s what I hate about Massdrop and what I can’t justify. To save 10% of the price compared to other online retailers like Amazon, you need to pay money up front for something you need to wait 30-60 days for and sometimes deal with defects and manufacturing delays and blah blah blah. My time’s worth money and I get really antsy when I order big electronics. If I buy a $500 Amp, or an $800 pair of headphones it best be at my door the same week wrapped in gold leaf paper and a platinum bow.

  49. Ze Bubba on March 26, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Yeah, they feel cheap because they are a pair of wood cup’d CAL!’s. Those are very cheap and they sound great. Btw, the CALs are slightly bright, lively up top. Maybe that wood makes the difference happen?

  50. brytur on March 26, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Being spoiled by the phillips X2’s and shp9500’s, I can’t stand when headphones don’t have a non-retarded (coughsennheiserakgcough) removable cable.

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