Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread
Aug 29, 2017 at 2:55 PM Post #20,431 of 56,800

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I literally change my opinion about the ZS5 after every song i try them with. What a trip :astonished: No wonder there are so many different opinions about them...

First time i'm actually speechless about budget iems.
 
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Lol today one of the filters on my ED9 came loose and fell out of my pocket on the bus, I thought it was long gone when it rolled beneath the bus door but thank god the bristles on the door stopped it :gs1000smile::o2smile:
 
Aug 29, 2017 at 5:24 PM Post #20,434 of 56,800

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I own a couple of ZST and a normal and silver cable and I've tried both models with both cables back to back. Here's what I can tell you:

There is a very small difference that is barely perceptible at some frequencies. With the silver cable I noticed that the ZST was slightly less harsh and easier to listen because it had a slightly less aggravating spike on the higher frequencies. The cable itself is also of better quality than the stock one, so you get an upgrade in that regard.

As for the sound quality though the improvement, or difference, was barely perceptible to me with two units and switching between them back and forth very quickly. I would advise that if you purchase the cable you do so for comfort or cable-quality reasons rather than sound quality ones.
 
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A bit out of focus, but I haven't seen real photos of black ones here.
Also, on the Aliexpress app, there are 2 shops offering ZS6 for around 32 euros (these shops are not the famous ones, so...careful).
I bet, these will cost 25$ regularly in about a month.
 
Aug 29, 2017 at 8:59 PM Post #20,438 of 56,800

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Can anyone confirm this cable can be used on ZS5/ZS6? It looks very nice. 4 shares each side and twisted, for $8.


Yes, this can be used for ZS5. The picture below show that the white portion just above the 2 pins has been removed for deeper insertion of the pins. Got this cable and is starting to turn green just after 2 months use.

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Aug 29, 2017 at 9:22 PM Post #20,439 of 56,800

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Yes, this can be used for ZS5. The picture below show that the white portion just above the 2 pins has been removed for deeper insertion of the pins. Got this cable and is starting to turn green just after 2 months use.


Any better photos of what you're describing? Closeups, etc?

Can't quite make it out in that pic.

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A quick Google search suggests you might be able to use an extension cable to trigger high impedance mode on the LG V10 ?
(plug it in alone first then plug whatever into it)

Otherwise you'd need either an adapter with either an in-line resistor (effects sound profile) or a voltage divider (consumes a lot of power and reduces gain enormously) I think?

Or root of course.


And please turn your volume way down before mucking with such things! Wouldn't want to end up with hearing damage! :wink:

You can, but its generally not a good idea.

High impedance mode just means more power will be sent out through the jack. If your low impedance earphones can't take it, it will just mean damaging it.
 
Aug 29, 2017 at 9:41 PM Post #20,441 of 56,800

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Anyone got a source for a good case for the ZS5? They're a bit awkward for a small case with the memory wire but I don't want something bulky.
 
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