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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. BubbleWrap86
    Would someone be able to provide me with the diameter of the ZS6 nozzle? I have a pair on the way, with upgraded cable, and want to make sure I have some good tips to try out with them.
  2. hakuzen
    true! now i remember your tips about ES3.. i'm going to check those bass vents right after measuring zs6, and shall measure them again. thanks!! =))
  3. BurningSkies



    Only had a few minutes with these last night, but I'm already pretty impressed. Definitely a step up from the ZSTs I've been using...
  4. Wiljen
    best I can measure 5.4mm (corrected - measured wrong)
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2017
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  5. hakuzen
    ZS6 (green).

    calibrated raw frequency response, not compensated. stock cable (no mic), thick silicone tips, deep insertion (these tips suffer a bit of highs roll-off after 12kHz).


    comparison with ZS5 v1 (gray).
    same conditions, averaged channels.


    it shows the same big peak at 9kHz and 11kHz than appeared in Chris' graph. most differences between the graphs are due to Chris' graph were compensated, while these are raw.
    oh, man, that's 9dB higher than zs5 peak (at 11kHz). :frowning2:
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017
  6. Gianluigib
    They seem a jewel
  7. Wiljen
    Wow does that validate what I found with the EQ settings. I couldn't have hit it much closer if I tried. 8kHz at -6db and 10kHz at -8db is pretty much spot on.
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  8. hakuzen
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2017
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  9. Superluc
    Let us know if you test them more. At now, i want to wait and see how my pair perform, before order that kind of tips, but understand better how use them affect sound may be very helpful.
  10. hakuzen
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  11. Wiljen
    This is correct, I went back and rechecked mine and it is 5.4 - not 4.4 as I had previously measured and admittedly trying to hold a ruler over the tip is probably not the best way to do it. Next time I'll get out the dial micrometer.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2017
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  12. BurningSkies
    I normally would have gone for the black ones, but the red ones were on Amazon Prime, so free two day shipping...it seemed like a good way to go since GearBest takes a while to ship (still waiting on my ZS5's!). But yeah, the overall feel/look is really nice. My end impressions will be different than most because my end use is on stage or in studio rather than home or critical listening. So, a different kind of 'demanding'. Loud rooms with hundreds of people and with full amps and drumkit. There will be less 'eq' involved for me and more actual mixing which is something that the home listener doesn't have control over. So if the hat and cymbals are too loud, I just bring them down a couple DB on my personal aux mix.

    These do sit 'proud' of your ears a bit, so they're a bit more noticeable than standard IEMS, but I don't think it's in a bad way. I also don't have any fit/comfort concerns with these. I dropped 'em in with the standard medium tips for about 20 minutes and they were fine. I'll switch over to large foam tips to perform tomorrow.
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  13. snip3r77
    Does The zs6 have distorted bass? You can test with Kendrick Lamar
  14. Wiljen
    The Zs6 has much tighter and more articulate bass than the Zs5. I have not found the distortion that was present in the 5s to be there in the 6. That is one area they definitely got right on the Zs6.
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  15. HiFiChris Contributor
    While I'm usually all in for green shells (*unintelligible mumbling and grumbling* you, GearBest, for sending me the black instead of the green ones), I have to say... oh my goodness, those. Red. Shells. Look. So. Beautiful!

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