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The Ultimate Playlist: ZO Demo Tracks

Our Top 10 Demo Tracks

These are our trusted go-to tracks whenever we do critical listening evaluations or when giving demos to people for the first time.

Hide and SeekImogen HeapSpeak for YourselfDetail, Definition
Water MeFKA twigsEP2Bass, Soundstaging
Stranger in MoscowMichael JacksonHIStory - Past, Present and Future - Book IBackground Details, Articulation
Hotel California (Live Version)The EaglesEagles LiveSoundstaging
The CallingSantana & Eric ClaptonSupernaturalSoundstaging, Instrument Separation, Imaging
That's Right!Jesse CookVertigoInstrument Separation, Speed,
ImagineArmin van BuurenImaginePunch, Presence
SkinButterfly CrashSkinSub-bass
Bass HeadBassnectarTimestretchSub-bass
Beamer, Benz or BentleyLloyd Banks ft. Juelz SantanaH.F.M. 2Sub-bass

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Good Audio Specs don’t Guarantee Good Sound

Specs are a reasonable starting point for beginning a comparison between audio products, but they are only one piece of the puzzle. Consider all of your wants, needs, and desires, and correspondingly the relevant factors associated with a given product, then obtain as much information as feasible before making a decision. Not being impetuous might save you regret, frustration, and money, not to mention ending up with a product that looks good on paper but in the end only looks good on paper. Personally, we’ve sampled, tested, and listened to thousands of audio components. To construct an audio product based on component specs alone does not guarantee good quality sound. It’s not only about specs, but component values, materials, construction, compatibility, and proper integration. That’s what makes the difference.
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