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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. Wiljen
    good point, I stand corrected.
  2. vector84
    Though the IEMatch and Ear Buddy ought to be pretty solid choices for pairing with a ZS5?

    I'm kinda curious just how much they do color the ZS5 though - probably more than most things given the absurdly low 5 ohms impedance but probably still not a huge absolute shift?

    And I have nothing to prove this, but I'm rather inclined to think that outputting into 16 ohms has to be easier on the source than 5... :shrug:
    It at least gets a lot of sources out of the extremely bad zone with regards to low voltage/impedance current/power limitations.

    Technically the ZS5 doesn't meet iFi's minimum requirements though... so excessively high volumes could potentially be a risk to the dongle? Though I haven't felt my Ear Buddy getting warm at all, so I'm not too worried so far at least.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2017
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  3. SomeGuyDude
    You should see my playlists. :o2smile:
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  4. mono-type
    Just got my ZS6, although something is bothering me. I'm hearing a low hissing sound. Tried changing between the regular and the SPC cable, and I'm still hearing that hiss on both cables. Is this normal, or did I received a defective unit? Is the problem coming from the ZS6 itself, or from the source I'm using?
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017
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  5. maxxevv
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  6. SomeTechNoob
    Source issue. Source's noise floor is high enough to be heard with efficient IEMs.
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  7. trumpethead
    Gearbest is staying to become unreliable..they do not respond to customer messages sent via Facebook messenger which is the way they recommend to contact got customer service..Think I'm gonna stick with Ali and Amazon for future purchases..
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  8. mono-type
    I already have the cables attached properly. In fact, I already read Slater's guide way way back, around the time before my first KZ IEM (a ZS3) arrived, which is 4 months ago. Still hearing that constant hissing sound even with the cables attached correctly, though.

    I'm thinking the same thing, too. Although I still don't want to jump to conclusions.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017
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  9. HiFiChris Contributor
    Just as @SomeTechNoob said - it's the source's hissing that is made audible by the ZS6. If it bothers you, you could get the iFi IEMatch or that new low-cost-iEMatch alternative they just released (don't recall what it is called - I think "EarBuddy"). Or a normal impedance adapter that would also tame the treble peak (if you don't want it tamed, the iFi products would be about the only alternative).
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  10. mono-type
    So basically, this is just a normal occurrence for the ZS6?
  11. HiFiChris Contributor
    Yup. The in-ear, since it is passive, does not hiss. It's the source's hissing that is made audible by the ZS6.
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  12. AndrewPL
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  13. Fahim Foysal
    I never had a problem with customer service in any website except gearbest. They were supposed to dispatch the zs6 on 8th of this month. I paid for it on 1st october They didn't ship on 8th and only after I asked them on the 10th as to why they didn't ship it yet, they said I needed to send a identification document with the paypal account holder's name in it. I sent them a photo of the passport via both their facebook inbox and their support email but they still don't reply even after 48 hours. I cant even send the photo of the passport by replying to their ticket cause it say's error 404. This is getting way too annoying. I have never purchased anything from gearbest before and I won't make a future purchase from them either.
  14. Selenium
    They're really good! Dsnuts says they're better than the Dunu 2000j. So that's something.
  15. Lorspeaker
    Prob my 4th purchase from Gearbest..
    no issues w delivery thus far.

    Zs6 notice of shipment on Sat..
    arrived yesterday.

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