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Finally got my Zeus V3's and they are good! Slight issue with my ears in that I have to wear them at just the right angle on my head to get them comfortable due to the squareness of the ear pads and the shape of my ears. If there is ever another version made, maybe a slightly rounded hexagonal shape might help?
These headphones have been to a few countries now and connect perfectly to my Samsung Note 9 and various other mobile phones. However when I tried connecting to my laptop I had no joy. Emailed the help desk and after a few exchanges of emails and trying various options, Louisa at Pump agreed to send me another pair to test. I thought that it would take a week or so to arrive but they arrived in a couple of days and connected first time!
I give Louisa 5 stars for customer service!!
I just received a set of Pump Zeus V3 (my 8th Pump delivery to date going right back to the original V1s). Zeus V3 are really good! They connect easily and hold the Bluetooth signal from my S10. To my ears, soundstage is impressive; highs, mids and lows are balanced, and the V3s sound excellent with any music genre (not just bass-heavy EDM). I find them comfortable to wear and relatively easy to carry in a hard, quality case. Noting some earlier concerns I would perhaps just add that in my own experience service from Pump has always been spot on. A set of Boom had to be replaced recently, with the delivery arriving by post almost overnight. As a Pump enthusiast I continue to be very happy, and am looking forward with much enthusiasm to the upcoming Bluetooth speaker.
I have backed all the PUMP projects on kickstarter and love the headphones. Sadly i lost the first 2 pairs but i kept a good hold on my pump mix duo. I have said to all my friends to buy them and they agree on the amazing sound quality. I legit think they are the best headphones out there but when they broke i was told you could get them replaced in a few months. Well it took almost 8 months and i finally am getting Zeus V3's which undoubtedly will be good. But man 8 months is a long time to get replacements and that is why only 3 stars.
Having used these nearly every day since I received them on pre launch I must say the 8hr battery life that is stated is a BIG FAT LIE.
I have watched Kingsman movie and all 4 of the Hunger Games
about 4hrs of YouTube and 2hrs of radio and I'm still showing 60%.
When the hell are these things going to need charging.
I honestly think I love these more than I love my wife.
Roll on the bluetooth speaker.
I've had (and still do have) a set of Boom and a set of Mix, both of which are awesome, but I decided to invest in the Zeus (V3). The sound is incredible, unrivalled in my opinion, I put on an album (It happened be Fear Innoculum by Tool) and it literally gave me goosebumps, you hear things you'd never heard before, like a random hi-hat or a subtle bass note, I cannot recommend them enough. The one minor dislike, is that I find the ear pads a bit small and square for my big ears, but other than that they are great.
Got my new Zeus and love them even more than the previous ones. The sound is (hard to believe) but even better than before, the design is better and the sit better on the ears. Just love my pumps, and would highly recommend them. I’m not a tech person, but even I can recognise the good quality that they are.
Zeus V3... By God. Had these a couple of days now....first couple of days thinking they are OK. But this evening decided to give them a proper test. So Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children gets an airing. My ears are smiling....awesome headphones 😎
Got the Zeus V3's a couple of days ago and I cannot recommend them fhighly enough. Depth of sound is so noticably better than anything ive had before and I have had Parrot Zik's and all manner of ear buds too. OK they are not as beautifully designed as the Zik's but who cares when your music is top notch.
Pump Zeus v.3.
Before I begin, I just want to set out the landscape of my headphones line up. Having floated around various brands, I bought a pair Pump Mix v1 and subsequently Mix v2. They have excellent soundstage and dynamic responses – great sound, great bass. Love them, even though the bass can be little heavy at times.
I have also spent a long of time with a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50x. With such a pair, I have not even bother to look at another pair of over-the-ear phones.
Out came the post-launch half-price deal, the Zeus v3 suddenly looked very attractive. What an investment it turned out to be. Ok, it does not have the same super-sleek looks of a pair of Bose QC or Sony or Beats or Sennheiser. But man! What sweet music came out these cans. Clear, bright, crisp. With a good bass presence, the Zeus v3 presents an excellent soundstage.
All the sounds are reproduced and combined to a high degree of musical satisfaction. The bass has a strong presence without over-running and turning the sound muddy. The mid-range is stout and commanding. The high notes are clear and tight. The overall result is a well-presented soundstage with all parts of the dynamic range working well with each other. The Zeus v3 has competently handle all the materials being pushed through them, classical, rock, metal, jazz, rap, hiphop, podcasts, radio, etc.
Overall, the Zeus v3 forms a compelling package, even at full price. True, it does not have active noise cancelling. For me, it is not an issue. The soundstage, the dynamic response, the overall sound package and its competence in handling different materials makes it a very good pair of headphones.
I congratulate Pump Audio in producing this fabulous piece of kit.
So now that I've had my Zues for a while I thought it would be a good time to update my original review. The quality of the audio is still superb, however I have had concerns as to the build quality and life of the headset. I am constantly fixing the top parts of the headset together and I've found that the headset feels very plasticy and cheap in comparison so others. I treat my headset carefully, however I feel my issue comes from the small size of the headset itself. I've found that it simply does not adjust large enough. I still recommend the product to friends and family, but only if they can get it on sale. I have also experienced issues with the mic on the headset since purchase. Luckily I don't really use the mic, but it's still disappointing to see such issues from a brand that I've always admired and recommended. It's also a bit embarrassing when I recommend the headset only to have it start feeling apart within a couple months of receiving it. Fingers crossed that it'll last a bit longer. Hoping for a sturdier build on the next gen set. 3 starts solely for audio clarity and quality