I have owned a Mini method I purchased new from Zu back in 2008. I never liked the sound or the performance. The Bass has always been sluggish and bloated, without definition. I have a pair of Zu Druid MKIV purchased new 2 years before the Mini Method.
The first $50 very, I mean very cheap plate amp broke, then Zu sent me another of the same cheap $50 plate amp and it lasted 1 year and also broke.
I never cranked up the volume, as I listen to Jazz and New Age with some Classic Rock and Soma FM. The description cheap is accurate, and the performance lack-luster.
I read your post today in 2016 with much interest, as I am considering selling the Mini-Method as-is for $300.00 with the busted plate amp, or I may would consider spending the $800 to replace it with the upgraded version.
Are you still happy?
I realize i has been almost 5 years since your posting.
Should I go for it?