Zebronics ZEB-9000 HMV Review

By Team Digit | Updated Jan 01 2007
Zebronics ZEB-9000 HMV  Review
DIGIT RATING
70 /100
  • design

    70

  • performance

    70

  • value for money

    60

  • features

    70

Verdict

The 900 HMV are full ear-cup USB-based headphones that use the C-Media CMI108 chipset, making them plug-n-play. Though these cans look heavy, they’re pretty light without sacrificing on build quality.The sound quality is really good: well-produced, deep bass, and the vocals crisp and distinguished—just the way we like our music! The extreme highs are slightly weak, but you will rarely feel the loss under most usage scenarios.

Zebronics ZEB-9000 HMV detailed review



Vibrating cans!


The 900 HMV are full ear-cup USB-based headphones that use the C-Media CMI108 chipset. Yes, that’s right—you don’t need a sound card or even onboard sound to use these headphones! And best of all, they’re plug-n-play, though you’ll need drivers to configure the inbuilt 5.1 surround sound capabilities.

 Though these cans look heavy, they’re pretty light without sacrificing on build quality.

It was a pleasant surprise to note that sound quality is really good: well-produced, deep bass, and the vocals crisp and distinguished—just the way we like our music! The extreme highs are slightly weak, but you will rarely feel the loss under most usage scenarios.

Sadly, the headphones are rather uncomfortable for long music sessions, and after around three hours of use, we found our ears complaining. Though the vibration feature is little more than a gimmick—enabling it gives an impression of bass boost via vibrations—it isn’t uncomfortable to have a ear massage while listening to music, but this does get irritating after a while. The only scenario where the vibration could add to the immersive experience is while gaming. The Xear3D surround engine has been incorporated for this very purpose.

Volume levels are really high, and you’ll rarely need to go anywhere beyond 50 per cent of what these cans are capable of belting out. Just as well, since you’ll encounter distortion beyond 85 per cent of the max volume level—this is rather normal for most headphones.

Specifications

USB Interface, integrated C-Media CMI108 chipset, 5.1 Xear3D surround sound, vibration mode.

Contact : Top Notch Infotronix (I) Pvt Ltd
Phone : 044-26616202
E-mail : zebronics@zebronics.com
Web site : www.zebronics.com
Price : Rs 1,800


RATINGS

Performance : 3.5
Features : 3.5
Build quality : 3.5
Value for money : 3
Overal l:
3.5


 

Zebronics ZEB-9000 HMV Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Release Date: 01 Jan 2007
Market Status: Discontinued

Key Specs

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