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  Product:     Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones  
  Price:     $65 (CDN) / $50 (U.S) 
  Supplied By:     Zalman Tech
  Author:     Hi-TEK
  Date:     November 16th, 2002
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Cyrus from Zalman Tech for sending the Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones for review.

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Introduction:

The Dolby Digital standard has been available since 1992 and was originally developed as a format for 35mm theatrical film prints to carry multi-channel digital audio along with analog optical soundtracks. Dolby Digital is the current standard when it comes to high-end stereo components and provides the ability for any audiophile or movie buff to replicate the experience and environment of the big screen inside the home. Part of the success of Dolby Digital is that itís the perfect format where high quality audio is required but at the same time is conservative in terms of bandwidth and storage requirements. Zalman has been well known for their patented CNPS (Computer Noise Prevention System) and in the past has developed a series of silent computing and performance based products utilizing the famous flower heatsink design. The company has recently shifted focus to cater to the popular gaming market with the release of 5.1 compatible headphones. Today in the MTB Labs, we will be evaluating the Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones, a universal product which replicates the sound quality of a multi-channel speaker system environment.

Specifications:

The ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones are designed replicate the sound quality of real surround as if it is being reproduced from a complete multi-channel speaker system. The ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 is self-contained and comes complete with everything required for a simple installation. Here are some specifications taken directly from Zalmanís website:

Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones - Key Specifications:
Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones: Manufactured by Zalman Tech
Unit Type: Electro Dynamic Round Type Micro Speaker
Frequency Response: 50Hz ~ 20KHz (Extension Effective)
Sound Pressure Level 89 dB +/- 3 dB at 50mW
Impedance: 16 Ohm at 1KHz
Nominal Power: 0.02W
Maximum Power: 0.15W
Weight: 11.24oz (316.8g) without packaging
Cord: Straight Triple entry 9.8ft (300cm)
Plug 3 headphone jacks (3.5mm)
 
Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones
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Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones
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The Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones arrived in a circular formed dome plastic Perspex package. All logos, specifications and features are printed on the front and back including a small reference manual which is used as the backer for the package. The headphones and cabling were neatly organized in separate sections in order to give consumers a general overview of the product.

Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones
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Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones
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Out of the packaging, my initial impressions of the Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones were very positive. The headphones are of a high quality build and look aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The housing of the unit is painted dark grey with silver highlights while the padding areas for the head piece and ear phones are black. The Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Headphones are very light weight at 11.24oz (316.8g) and have a Sound Pressure Level of 89 dB +/- 3 dB at 50mW. Power consumption levels for these particular headphones are very minimal at 0.02W and the unit has a Frequency Response time of 50Hz ~ 20 KHz. Also included in the package is a fold out users manual which covers information on product specifications, warranty and installation procedures in English, French and German.
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