Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread
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If it's 100% gaming and 0% music then i would buy the KZ ATR, their imaging abilities are leagues beyond their price.
If it's a 50-50 (like playing GTA, where there's radio stations are involved) then i would take the ZS3 if i want a bassier-smoother sound or the ZS5 if i want a brighter,more detailed sound (and they are more versatile because you can mod them).
ZSE will give you a more open sound because of their design. Their sound is more sparkly and exciting than the ATR and ZS3. I enjoy them quite a bit when i watch movies.
I could add that, to me, microphonics and isolation are also something to take into account. The ZS3 can be used with an upgrade cable and is more isolating than the ZS5.
 
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Zishan Z1 does function as dac/amp for computers as well as dap
But can it do both together or just one or the other? I mean can it be a DAC and an amp at the same time?
 
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Maybe one can ask the seller what batch they are currently selling.
I wrote same seller maybe 1,5month ago. They respond me, they have both batches and will dispatch it randomly.
 
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Hello guys,
i noticed, that on the GB and AE appears two different packaging of the ZS5's.
One with "ZS5" title on left upper corner (red one).
Second with paper under the transparent plastic cover (without the letter in upper left corner).
I have the second one. Actually revision 2.
Is the first package rev.1 and second package rev.2.
Can you guys, owning the ZS5, confirm it?
V1 on the left, V2 on the right.

IMG_20171015_075235.jpg IMG_20171015_075217.jpg
 
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I wrote same seller maybe 1,5month ago. They respond me, they have both batches and will dispatch it randomly.
In all fairness, at least NiceHCK actually responds to such inquiries in such an honest fashion - there's just no way to tell them apart as far as we know.
V1 on the left, V2 on the right.

As I noted previously, the front cover on my v1s came in both variants.

All of three my v1s did indeed come in the box depicting an ear not a sax though - no idea if this is a definitive sign though.


There's also some serial numbers on the bar codes that take the form of XXXX-8335 and A-C-XX-XX where C is a letter and X is a number. If the boxes aren't a distinctive feature, maybe someone with contacts at KZ could ask if there's a way to identify them by serial number.
 
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While it sure would be nice if you could identify them by the box, I wouldn't entirely count on it without significant numbers of people weighing in on it... that sax box has been used by KZ for quite a while now for a variety of IEMs.
 
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My ZS5 v1 came in the package on the right (sax on the back). As already stated it seems there's no correlation with the packaging.
 
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Thanks for responce, guys.
I wrote to the boys from Gearbest whether they are able to influence the dispatch of the particular box.
We shall see...
 
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Yep, Vector84 mentioned that. But IMO if there is any chance to recieve box with red ZS5 title (the left one) in the front side of the box, I'll probably recieve v1.
It's really luxury to have two pairs of the v2.
 
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I could add that, to me, microphonics and isolation are also something to take into account. The ZS3 can be used with an upgrade cable and is more isolating than the ZS5.
ZS3 are more isolating than anything to be honest. You can even disconnect them from their wires and use them as pretty effective ear plugs.
I bought an extra pair just so i would always have something that i can use in noisy environments.
 
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