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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. trumpethead
    I think you are referring to the tips that come with LZ earphones. I like them too...
     
  2. bsoplinger
    In ordering large soft foam tips to try with my fit issues I ordered the New Bee size and style pack, for lack of a better name. Mostly New Bee packages seem to be all foam tips (6 pairs total) either with all tips the same size and color or multiple pairs of S, M, L. But they do have a silicone and foam package, 2 pairs S, M and L in both foam and silicone, 6 pairs total. The silicone ones are thin black for the outer rounded part and yellow for the part that fits over the nozzle. Perhaps these?
     
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  3. HungryPanda
    I don't like foam tips, silicone all the way for me, thanks for the ideas guys.

    The time in Bejing is now 09.56
     
  4. rehbstar
    recently on the 11:11 sale i bought few earphones which includes multi brands but most of them are from QKZ but when i was searching for QKZ i found 2 earphones with the same specifications from ohm's to build and looks everthing was similar except the model no ONE IS QKZ DM7 other is QKZ X10, and speaking about about KZ & QKZ When it comes to pricing QKZ Offers low price compared to KZ but KZ offers higher Speaker Frequency Response and sounds much better than QKZ i guess that the parent company of these 2 are the same but they have just divided into different segment eg; Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.all these brands are owned by Volkswagen Group (Parent Company) but are divided into different segments to attract the customers. :)
     
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  5. young59
    Hey guys I opened up my ZS5 V2 thought you might like pictures. IMG_20171112_160342.jpg IMG_20171112_155656.jpg IMG_20171112_160514.jpg IMG_20171112_160111.jpg
     
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  6. EISENbricher
    Well I'd upgrade my rating on soundstage front. I experimented with different sources, found that ZS5 is very source dependent. It sounds okay-ish on my phone (Xiaomi Mi5), sounds better when paired with Amp (Topping NX1). Even better with Xduoo X2 and best, surprisingly with my laptop. Yes it does have good soundstage. I'd definitely not call it best as I have some pairs which have much wider soundstage (KZ ED8 and Havi B3 comes to mind).

    Yes, price wise it's a steal deal on gearbest. Last time I saw was available at $12.99.
     
  7. CoiL
    Depends on IEM actually. For example with Senfer 4in1 spiral dots help to tame harsh highs.

    What? There`s SMD resistor? Don`t remember having it on my v1. Will check right away and repot back.
     
  8. Slater
    Wow, good to know!

    No resistor in v1.
     
  9. JayceOoi
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  10. Slater
    Best price I’ve seen to date (someone correct me if I'm wrong). Scooped up a pair for Xmas gift.

    $13 for ZS5 and $25 for ZS6...it's a good time for ChiFi indeed.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
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  11. CoiL
    Yeah, I use my spirals along with high impedance cable @ 4in1 - result is almost no harsh highs anymore and that way my 4in1 is quite neutral sounding (though mids are too neutral imo).
    But it sounds little "dry" and with too short decays/reverbs which makes them little "unnatural" for my taste.
     
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  12. young59
    Yeah I found the resistor interesting that's why I posted.
     
  13. stryed
    I use those exact tips. I bought them on Ali express under the name Kz spiral. It really tames the highs as well as improves mids.
    KZ ZS5 is very source dependant, on my laptop (surface pro 4), the highs are really tamed even with the harshest recordings.

    Really enjoy my zs5, and am wondering if zs6 would be a nice addition as replacement one day, but am worried about the casing being cold during winter.
     
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  14. Superluc
    I don't have spirals, but to me bigger bore tips make sound more bright but sibilance less perceivable, and soundstage bigger.
     
  15. CoiL
    Spirals are designed to remove unwanted resonances in "nozzle channel" with dots inside tip barrel. It depends on nozzle type and tip positioning distance along nozzle.
    Bigger bore doesn`t always make sound bright because it depends on DD & BA positioning. If BA is front&inside nozzle and sound coming from DD is further distracted by small tip bore, then You`ll hear more (brighter) sound coming from BA. If You increase tip bore size - DD sound gets through.
    Different story when BA is positioned deep in shell and away from DD canal - then increasing tip bore size may actually make sound brighter as BA highs and DD highs both get through without obstacle. Then moving to smaller bore size may be good but usually will also raise bass quantity due to shorter and "tighter" canal, making air pressure on membrane and ear-drum higher.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
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