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    Zalman Theatre6 5.1 Surround Sound Headphone Review
    Author: Alan Wong
    Date Posted: September 29th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 8.5/10
    Bottom Line: Zalman is starting to expand into another field, audio hardware. With impressive surround sound capability and the wide variety of other speakers and headphones available, will the Zalman Theatre6 ZM-RS6F be right for you? Read on to find out in our official review.......

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    Features

    Zalman Theatre6 5.1 Surround Sound Headphone Features

    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 states that the Theatre6 is able to substitute a surround sound system, which is quite a big claim. However, there may be some partial truth in this. The Theatre6 arenít your average headphones with one jack. The Zalman Theatre6 consists of 3 jacks: 1 jack for Front 2 Speakers Channels, 1 Jack for Center (and subwoofer) channel, and 1 jack for the rear speakersí channel. This is so that it can utilize the surround sounds to its full potential. To top that off, the jack plugs are made of gold, which is a great plus. Gold pins ensure better conductivity in sound and therefore provide better quality and even more volume than the conventional silver plugs.

    Zalman Theatre6 5.1 Surround Sound Headphone Pins

     

    The Zalman Theatre6 is also able to stand on its own "two feet." The headphones can retract and folded so that it can be compacted and stored somewhere else. Quite convenient, since the headphones do tend to take up a lot of space when not in use but fully deployed.

    Zalman Theatre6 5.1 Surround Sound Headphone Stand

    Zalman Theatre6 5.1 Surround Sound Headphone Side View

    Zalman Theatre6 5.1 Surround Sound Headphone Top View

    Zalman Theatre6 5.1 Surround Sound Headphone Internal View

    Setup was extremely easy. It only took a few seconds. All you need to do is plug in the three plugs into their respective jacks. In this case, my motherboard could change the "Line In" Jack to the read surround channels and it also changed my "Mic" Jack into the front left and right channel. The installation of these headphone jacks into your sound card may go into a different place. Check to see if your sound card is able to support 5.1 Surround sound.

    Zalman Theatre6 5.1 Surround Sound Headphone Step 1

    Zalman Theatre6 5.1 Surround Sound Headphone Step 2

    Zalman Theatre6 5.1 Surround Sound Headphone Step 3



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    1. Introduction
    2. Features
    3. Test Setup
    4. Speaker Setup
    5. Testing Results
    6. Conclusions

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