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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. EISENbricher
    You can pause and resume. Even if you terminate/exit the program without pause, it's not an issue. Next time when you plug in the earphone, it'll begin from the exact time, step and will show you the remaining time.

    Like you mentioned I used to keep ZS5 on burn-in during night times as the phone would be in use at daytime.
  2. CoiL
    But how is CH9T compared to your modded ATE and ZS5v1? Does CH9T have similar imaging(out-of-headstage) and soundstage(large with good frontal depth).

    I`m already following crab, b9s and peter long time and I know their own individual "quirks" about sound they like, so, I can "translate" their reviews&impressions into "my experience and taste".
    Thanks! Just what I was afraid - no real effects of burn-in - rather brain-burn-in and foamies (which both I don`t like).
    Going to stick with my ZS5v1 and wait for green ZSR.
  3. vladstef
    I don't think it's a good practice to just look at the FR and determine that burn in is not effective. The bigger change might be happening when driver is playing complex sounds and not just sine wave, but it is still probably a minimal change in sound.
    I've noticed a slight difference with ZS5v1 in the first 30 min of listening and it is probably similar to ZS6 given the same drivers - the bass got slightly tighter. Outside of that, I couldn't notice any sound changes, especially not treble which was the same 100h in as it was on first listen.
  4. mbwilson111
    I bought the MEMT X5 for sleeping because of the small size. I am able to do that... even on my side. I was not too worried about the sound because as someone in here (or another thread) said "what does the sleeping brain know?" Anyway, like you are, I was quite impressed with the sound quality. But what does the tired brain know? lol

    Because this is actually the KZ thread, I will say that my KZ ZS6 (green) are definitely superior but I could never sleep with them!

    My companions when my husband is working nights:

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    Last edited: Nov 29, 2017
  5. Vytautas
    Does using 64 Ohm adapter has negative affects on SQ? Is it a good way to make ZS6 less sharp? Which one to use?

  6. kokakolia
    Are you plotting murder on me?
  7. Spelaeus
    I can barely manage to plot breakfast.
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  8. bartzky
    If the ZS6's upper treble is a bit too bright for your taste, a 64 Ohm (or similar values) will have a positive effect. It is indeed a good way to make the ZS6 less sharp, though it might not be effective enough for treble sensitive people.
    If you know how to solder, you can easily build an adapter yourself. Otherwise you might find some DIYers that will build an adapter for you or find already assembled ones on eBay or similar places. You can search for a P to S converter (the thing for Etymotics' IEMs) as well. It's 75 Ohm and has about the same effect as 64 Ohm.
  9. jmwreck
    I just got my zs6 and all I can say is that I'm impressed by the presentation and soundstage, it's big (huge) enough for me to be satisfied. The treble peaks are there but it's bearable. The bass is deep and engaging. OT : Have you guys tried the Mpow bluetooth receiver? I'm listening to it right now while typing, together with my Xperia Z2 and Poweramp (tone on, bass and treble at 12:00 position), volume at 3:00 and EQ off, perfect combo as of the moment. :)
  10. SomeGuyDude
    Sure, but the thing is KZ already has a ton of products in that price range. If you've got $20 to spend KZ's got you covered in several directions.

    I'm not asking for a Lexus or Ferrari, that's the Campfires and 64s of the world. I'm asking for a simple Mustang or a Challenger.
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  11. mbwilson111
    that was my immediate reaction... and I have found the treble to be beautiful and I am definitely not a treblehead.

    ...and that bass! deep and engaging like you said.
  12. Slater
    Agreed. You're not missing anything with the ED10.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2017
  13. CoiL
    Slater, I got my ZS3. What mods did You do to them? Sorry, haven`t kept eye on ZS3 posts :) Link to Your mod post maybe, please?
    Soundwise, they are OOTB nothing special but not rubbish also, kinda typical V-shaped IEM but soundstage and imaging are quite ok.
    But the SHELLS.... oh man, most comfort IEM I have ever tried! Definitely will mod them and use other drivers ;P I got glossy black ones.

    Now I`m definitely waiting to buy green ZSR.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2017
  14. bsoplinger
    I finally found foamies that work for me. The dealer @Slater recommended:

    tl;dr I got some in T200 and T300 size. These have nozzle diameters of 4.0mm and 4.5mm instead of the more typical T400 / T500 4.9mm size. I figured if the standard size ended up slipping off the smooth nozzle of my ZS6 (and much more expensive LZ A4) perhaps one with a slightly smaller diameter would do the trick. The dealer did great. I ordered 2 sets to cover the different options and asked for S, M and L in both T200 and T300 sizes with mixed colors. Got 4 larger plastic boxes with S and M and 2 smaller ones with L. And they stay on!!! :ksc75smile: I can finally spend some time listening to the ZS6 without being uncomfortable. They squish way down and rebound slowly enough that they're easy to insert. I like them more than the New Bee brand. I'll report back if they don't last long or there's some other issues but I think these will be a winner for me.

    Short version… If you have issues with foamies staying behind in your ear canals try this seller and get tips in the smaller nozzle diameter(s).
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  15. nkramer
    i really like the shells as well. has anybody successfully opened the shells without really messing up the seam where the 2 halves go together?

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