“Oh… My… God!” PUMP “Zeus V4” Big News!

Dear All,

I know we’ve been quiet pretty quiet for the past six months or so…

That’s because we’ve been busy working on two ‘top secret’ projects.

1) a PUMP TV soundbar (not going as well as hoped at this time!);

2) a replacement for Zeus V3 with a way more stylish design, active noise cancelling, and other new features.

I must confess that I’d been getting frustrated with progress on both projects.

…until last Friday, when we received the latest version of a prototype we’ve begun working on with a new factory.

As I put them over my ears — as usual, not expecting anything in particular — I was shocked! My exact words to my Mrs were:

“Oh my god Sarah, I think these actually sound better than Zeus!”.

I’ve literally *never* heard a set of headphones which — to my ear — sound better than Zeus before. If you’re a Zeus Owner you’ll know what I mean.

The vast majority of headphones I’ve listened to (and that’s hundreds of sets) don’t get anywhere near the performance of Zeus.

I once listened to some £650 over-ears, which I thought were *almost* as good, but…you know… they were £650!

So you can imagine my surprise, as I sat in bed on Saturday evening in disbelief. I knew right then we’d found the right manufacturer for the replacement for Zeus.

They look and feel super sophisticated, they’re really comfortable, and most importantly of all, they sound unbelievable.

We’ve already begun fine tuning the sound and other elements to our liking. But unlike the usual months (sometimes years!) of back and forth to get a new factory up to speed with our sound requirements, it appears they’ve “got it” straight away!

This is truly exciting. If the s*** show that was 2020 has taught me one thing, it’s the power of being able to lose yourself in music in order to remain sane…

My objective was to create a set of over-ear headphones that sound as amazing as Zeus but with a much higher end ‘look and feel’, and active noise cancelling.

But it appears we’re actually going one better; to improve upon the sound quality of Zeus — most notably in the “soundstage” department.

As I said, I know we’ve been quiet. There’s been a lot of work going on in the background, but this is one of those moments that gets me EXCITED about what PUMP Audio is all about!

We have to make some further tweaks, but I’m determined to bring this new PUMP model to you in early 2021.

If you’ve got an idea for a name for the new headphones, let us know in the comments below.

If we choose the name you suggest, you’ll get a free set of the yet to be released headphones.

I’m serious, these things are going to blow your mind…

Keep it PUMPed!

Adam

Leave your name suggestion for Zeus’ replacement below to enter the competition!:

91 Comments

  1. John Kieser   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    You should call these Hera – wife of Zeus and the real power behind the throne. Dude, you need some gender balance!

  2. Dave Lau   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    How about “Hercules”?

  3. Raymond Smith   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    call them…..ABSOUND

  4. David Dibble   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    You want a name for the Zeus V4. From your reaction there is no choice!!! If has got to be……….. “Zeus OMG”

    Regards
    dave

  5. Charles   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    ‘”CELESTIAL” = Heavenly.

    What could be better than pure music easing its way into your ears without worldly interference?

  6. John Griffin   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Name suggested

    Persephone’s

  7. Pedja   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    As you like the name of Gods, and the headset looks like it’s from another world, how about Thor.

  8. Graham Duckitt   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Suggested name for Zeus V4, “Zumps”

  9. Dan   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Name = Aurrus Premo’s: Aurrus – Greek Goddess of Sound, seems like a nice tribute to the Zeus headphones.

  10. Pedja   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    As you like names of Gods, and this headset looks like it’s from another world, how about Thor.

  11. Les Cornwell   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    How about ‘Phoenix’ as in rising from the ashes of 2020!

  12. Stan   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    APOLLO (Roman and Greek God of Music)

  13. Derek Bassell   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    You just love taking my money dont you.
    Without even hearing or seeing them I have already placed a virtual order in my head…
    Anyone that can make Zeus sound any better is a bloody legend…and that is my choice of name for them…..Pump Legend

  14. Kelvin Chong   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Instead of Zeus V5 and so on, to keep in line with the tradition of the excellence of the Zeus, the rebirth of the ultimate of Zeus has become, I suggest ZEUS Alpha (replace alpha with the greek symbol/letter) as I can’t type it using my keyboard at this stage.
    All the best Adam.

  15. John Wood   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Freedom!

    1. Zoe chatterton   •   09/12/2020   •   
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      Euphonic

  16. David Taylor   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Pump Azure

  17. Geoff b   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Appolo

  18. Joel k   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    PEGASUS as those will fly you to the moon.

  19. James McPhillips   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    ODIN! The might of Valhalla!

  20. Tom   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    King. Pumpking…

  21. Simon Read   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Olympus!

  22. SAMANTHA   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Kronos (or Cronus) King of the Titans (sadly knocked off by Zeus, but here lies the link )

  23. Beni   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Hello! I think that “Zelus” is quite a fitting name for the new headphones. Why? Because it comes from the Greek mythology, it pretty much defines them and it sounds pretty decent as a marketing name.

  24. Joel K   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    HERACLES the son of Zeus who can achieve miracles

  25. Simon Briggs   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Simple call them the Apollo v4 as Apollo is one of the children of Zeus, plus Apollo in Greek legend is the God of oracles, healing, archery, music and arts – Simon

  26. Lee Jones   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Can’t remember what I suggested last time, it was a great name though! :)
    Apollo makes sense though since he’s the son of Zeus and god of music.

  27. Anthony Harper   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Aurras

  28. Chris Hexter   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Surely its not possible to better Zeus sound?! How about Omega

  29. Mandeep Dhaliwal   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    I think the name should keep with the Greek Gods naming convention and change to

    PUMP APOLLO

    Apollo – God of music, Son of Zeus

  30. VorTechS   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Kurios… That’s the name, not a statement of wonderment

  31. Sam   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Euphoric – because that’s the feeling you get when you hear the sound

  32. Peter Rae   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Adam

  33. Adam Paul   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Jupiter. The Roman name for Zeus. His replacement.

  34. Peter Rae   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    ZEUS PICKS

  35. Simon Laken   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Resonance, no relation to a Greek god. But it sounds nice.

  36. Kegzi   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Pump Audio : Ion
    Pump Audio: Isotope
    Pump Audio: Polarity
    Pump Audio: Spectrum

    Are some suggestions I like….

  37. Barry   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    I say Hercules – the more powerful son of Zeus :)

  38. Barry   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Pump Trojan. Just sounds immense.

  39. Paul   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Cronus

  40. Wayne Twigg.   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Nemesis.
    And any news on new talez release date please.

  41. Paul   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    HELIOS

  42. Andrew Lindsay   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Pump Blast

  43. Daneri   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    If they are a better and improved version, then why not KRATOS.

  44. Tracey Harman   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Aurras She who is the Goddess of Sound

  45. Andrew Peachey   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    If we’re sticking with evocotive Greek themes then I like the roaring sound of MINOTAUR…it may really stick in peoples minds. If not, maybe THUNDERSCAPE for the grand sound stage.

  46. Carl Howey   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    ZEUS 2.OMG

  47. Jordan roberts   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    The poseidon effects – The god of storms earthquakes and horses, because the bass kicks like a horse and hits like an earthquake

  48. Tony   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Perfound as I think they’ll have perfect sound.

  49. paul crutcher   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    The name should be THUNDER as Zeus is the god of thunder and that is what they produce a thunderous sound.

  50. Mark   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Pump – Titans
    Different varieties could then be used for the various titan gods

  51. Dan Gaines   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Adam I reckon Visionz V4 sounds nice

  52. Mat Mulvany   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Zeus Δ (Delta) as it is the fourth incarnation.

  53. Dan Gaines   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Adam I reckon Visionz V4

  54. Edwin   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Name it pump Absolute! It’s playing Absolute sound! :)

  55. Rory Petts   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Osiris

    Osiris had no real connection with music according to Egyptian traditions. Yet Greek and Roman traditions about Egypt closely associated them with Egyptian music. By the time that Greek philosophers and historians like Plato (427–347 b.c.e.) took an interest in Egyptian music, Isis and Hathor had merged in the minds of many people. Thus as the religion of Isis and Osiris spread across the Mediterranean Sea, Isis took with her some of Hathor’s associations with music, along with the reputation given to her by Plato—that she had established all the forms of Egyptian music. In Apuleius’ Latin novel Metamorphoses, written in the second century c.e., Isis transforms the hero Lucius from an ass or donkey back into a man with the use of a sistrum. The Greek writer Plutarch (45–125 c.e.) recorded that Osiris ruled the world by the power of his reason and his music. In reality, the Egyptians themselves called Osiris the Lord of Silence and forbade music during his worship except during one joyous ceremony called the Raising of the Djed Pillar. Plutarch also preserved the tradition that the trumpet could not be played at Osiris’ temple at Busiris because its sound reminded the god of his evil brother, Seth, sometimes represented as an unidentified animal who could make a similar sound.

  56. Adam   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    I think
    Pump Grande

  57. Monique Larson   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Pump Cosmos, to contrast with the Atoms.

  58. adam   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    how about Exodus or Aurras ??

  59. Chris Smith   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Zeus was and is a great name and I think ought to remain as the core branding for your top of the range headphones, differentiated simply by a secondary name like V4 as in your Zeus V4 name.

    My suggestion is ‘Zeus Quattro’

    (Quattro as in 4 in Italian) but I see that ‘Quattro’ is a registered trademark of Audi AG. If that only applies to their 4-wheel drive system and doesn’t have widespread application then I don’t see why you can’t use it for your headphones.

  60. Andy Arredondo   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    “Hades” since these are some bad mofo’s. :-)

  61. Chris Smith   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    OK, scrap my Zeus Quattro suggestion as I see that Audi, who hold the Quattro trademark, have already used it for some of their own headphones. In that case I’ll go for

    Zeus Téssares

    as in Zeus V4,Téssares meaning 4 in Greek, which still leaves the Zeus Pénte, Zeus Hex, Zeus Hépta, Zeus Octó, Zeus Énnea, and Zeus Déka for the next few models, V5 to V10, not that I’m suggesting that there’s room for further improvement or anything!

  62. Mark   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Zeus Thunderbolt

  63. Mark Compo   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Or Zeus Bolt. Lol just thinking of the strike of zeus’s lightning bolt is like the sound hitting your ears

  64. Daniel   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    I think pump Asgard would be great. I also like pump Jupiter .

    Haha Pump Zeus pro max ! Lol

    Zeus Prime ?

    Anyways, thanks for the innovation and keep up the good work !

  65. Jeff Gold   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Pump – Muse

    1. Jeff Gold   •   09/12/2020   •   
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      Pump – Astral

  66. Robert Newell   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    Pump Hermes. Hermes is the offspring of Zeus which is what these are. He is also the protector of travellers, and who travels without headphones? Imagine the marketing milage you could get out of that?

  67. Dan   •   09/12/2020   •   
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    I have to admit, I like both Hera and Aurrus.

  68. Tony Rowbottom   •   10/12/2020   •   
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    nice & simple – Z 4s

  69. Paul W   •   10/12/2020   •   
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    Teleios – having reached its end, complete, perfect.

  70. Paul Willett   •   10/12/2020   •   
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    Teleios – having reached its end, complete, perfect.

  71. Frantz   •   10/12/2020   •   
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    Hello
    Two suggestions :
    Zeus Max ( better than Zeus)
    and
    Minos ( son Of zeus)

  72. Mr James samme   •   10/12/2020   •   
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    ‘Arete’ Meaning excellence in Greek.
    ‘Best’. As in good.
    ‘Bonkers’. As in so good it’s Bonkers.
    ‘Bravo’. As in applause.
    ‘Duco’ AS in, ‘I lead’.
    ‘Qualis’. As in Latin meaning quality.
    ‘Dos’. As in Latin for gift.
    ‘Gradus. As in Latin meaning grade of quality.

  73. Cliff Jordan   •   10/12/2020   •   
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    Greek Goddess Nyx is more powerful than Zeus. Her son Hypnos was hiding from the wrath of Zeus and she let him hide in her cave. … She is older and more powerful than Zeus. She is the mother of Hypnos (sleep), Thanatos (Death) and Erebus (Darkness) So therefore you should be naming these new Pumps “NYX”…the mother of all headphones and more powerful than Zeus

  74. Lucas   •   10/12/2020   •   
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    In the theme of indulgence and sound gluttony…
    Dionysus

  75. Rob H   •   10/12/2020   •   
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    Pump Zeus ANC

    Maintain and upsell the benefit. This tells an audiophile that these are part of the now legendary Zeus series, but with added ANC.

  76. Sam   •   10/12/2020   •   
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    Hephaestus – Brother of Zeus and Greek god of Craftsmen (one of many… artisans, sculptors inclusive) and I am sure everyone appreciates that each and every PUMP product is created by an artisan, craftsman ie yourself and deserves to be recognised :)

  77. Sally Murray   •   10/12/2020   •   
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    Odin or loki is my choice

  78. Gary Davies   •   11/12/2020   •   
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    Supreme

  79. Luis   •   11/12/2020   •   
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    In honor of Tom Lister Jr..aka..Zeus(WWF), DEEBO (The Movie Friday)
    Why not name them DEEBO’s

  80. DANIEL JAMES MCDONNELL   •   11/12/2020   •   
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    Alpha!

  81. Lee Davies   •   11/12/2020   •   
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    zeus ROCKET

  82. Lee Davies   •   11/12/2020   •   
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    Zeus STRIKE

  83. Lee Davies   •   11/12/2020   •   
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    Zeus IMPACT

  84. Lee Jones   •   11/12/2020   •   
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    Zeus : Evolve
    or something kinda wacky like
    Zeus : EvolovE

  85. Fox   •   11/12/2020   •   
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    Zeus Imperious

    Because they dominate all that lay before them!

  86. Fox   •   12/12/2020   •   
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    * Zeus Imperious *

    Because they dominate all that lay before them!

  87. Johnny Mac   •   13/12/2020   •   
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    Explosion?

    Relief?

  88. Johnny Mac   •   13/12/2020   •   
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    Release

  89. Johnny Gold   •   14/12/2020   •   
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    Rapid fire

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