Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread
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"The ZSR does have a monitor like sound. It's not like an ultra v-shaped kind of sound. It's more mid to high with a sense of a warmth. The high-peak is there, but somehow can be tamed with burn-in.
The airy feeling is good, and it managed to put my overworked ZS6 into the drawer. These IEM's did very well and now became my daily drivers."

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Its 引き出した not 引き出し so he isn't talking about putting it away in a drawer :p


Interesting that don-shyari means v shaped though
 
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Hey Guys. I am thinking on which earphone should I buy. I have recently bought the kz zs6, the sound was awesome but the highs were too high. anyways, I managed to lose the pair :frowning2:
I have some more KZ earphones such as the ED9 ATR ZST ZSE & tested the ZS3 (my friend has those). From all of these I mostly prefer my ZST's, I think I didnt like them at first but after long burn-in they sound pretty nice now.

My problem is, I accidentally broke 1 of the ZST's earphones (a cable inside disconnected from where it should be) but I can try and fix it (dont know if it will).

To give you a better look at my preference these are the order of my earphones:
1st place I would give to the ZST, 2nd- my galaxy s8 stock earphones, 3rd- ZS3, 4th- ZSE, 5th- ATR, 6th- ED9. I think all are good except the ED9, I really didnt like their sound.

After what I wrote, My question is- which earphones should I buy?, I am a KZ fan, but not KZ will be okay too. Thanks! (should I re-purchase the zs6?)
 
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Hey Guys. I am thinking on which earphone should I buy. I have recently bought the kz zs6, the sound was awesome but the highs were too high. anyways, I managed to lose the pair :frowning2:
I have some more KZ earphones such as the ED9 ATR ZST ZSE & tested the ZS3 (my friend has those). From all of these I mostly prefer my ZST's, I think I didnt like them at first but after long burn-in they sound pretty nice now.

My problem is, I accidentally broke 1 of the ZST's earphones (a cable inside disconnected from where it should be) but I can try and fix it (dont know if it will).

To give you a better look at my preference these are the order of my earphones:
1st place I would give to the ZST, 2nd- my galaxy s8 stock earphones, 3rd- ZS3, 4th- ZSE, 5th- ATR, 6th- ED9. I think all are good except the ED9, I really didnt like their sound.

After what I wrote, My question is- which earphones should I buy?, I am a KZ fan, but not KZ will be okay too. Thanks! (should I re-purchase the zs6?)
try the KZ5. i've tried the version 1, i quite like it. to my ears the highs are a little abundant in amount, but not sibilant or piercing
 
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Can someone confirm this, I've been messing with some KZ cables and lost track of +/- somewhere along the way.

The exact polarity when you have IEM in your ears is this and obviously R-L branding is not facing your head?
Left side positive towards front, negative back
Right side negative towards front, positive back
yes, R-L letters outside (except with the colored -gold, orange, grey- cables), left & right back (rounded connection), ground front (flat connection).

Hey Guys. I am thinking on which earphone should I buy. I have recently bought the kz zs6, the sound was awesome but the highs were too high. anyways, I managed to lose the pair :frowning2:
I have some more KZ earphones such as the ED9 ATR ZST ZSE & tested the ZS3 (my friend has those). From all of these I mostly prefer my ZST's, I think I didnt like them at first but after long burn-in they sound pretty nice now.

My problem is, I accidentally broke 1 of the ZST's earphones (a cable inside disconnected from where it should be) but I can try and fix it (dont know if it will).

To give you a better look at my preference these are the order of my earphones:
1st place I would give to the ZST, 2nd- my galaxy s8 stock earphones, 3rd- ZS3, 4th- ZSE, 5th- ATR, 6th- ED9. I think all are good except the ED9, I really didnt like their sound.

After what I wrote, My question is- which earphones should I buy?, I am a KZ fan, but not KZ will be okay too. Thanks! (should I re-purchase the zs6?)
KZ ES3 could fit your preferences, and they are cheap (wait for a discount, check gearbest discounts threads).
 
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Hey Guys. I am thinking on which earphone should I buy. I have recently bought the kz zs6, the sound was awesome but the highs were too high. anyways, I managed to lose the pair :frowning2:
I have some more KZ earphones such as the ED9 ATR ZST ZSE & tested the ZS3 (my friend has those). From all of these I mostly prefer my ZST's, I think I didnt like them at first but after long burn-in they sound pretty nice now.

My problem is, I accidentally broke 1 of the ZST's earphones (a cable inside disconnected from where it should be) but I can try and fix it (dont know if it will).

To give you a better look at my preference these are the order of my earphones:
1st place I would give to the ZST, 2nd- my galaxy s8 stock earphones, 3rd- ZS3, 4th- ZSE, 5th- ATR, 6th- ED9. I think all are good except the ED9, I really didnt like their sound.

After what I wrote, My question is- which earphones should I buy?, I am a KZ fan, but not KZ will be okay too. Thanks! (should I re-purchase the zs6?)
You've had a lot of KZ so I'd suggest you try the EMI C1880 or the Urbanfun hybrid
 
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You've had a lot of KZ so I'd suggest you try the EMI C1880 or the Urbanfun hybrid
And Swing IE800. Good all arounder
 
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Original BT cable (v2) has no APT-X and has this audioprofile:
"Audio SBC (44100 48000 | Stereo JointStereo | block: 12 16 | subbands: 8 | allocation: Loudness | bitpool: 2..52)"
and phone choses configuration
"Audio SBC (44100 | JointStereo | block: 16 | subbands: 8 | allocation: Loudness | bitpool: 19..52)"

BTW, BT cable reports about 2 possible configurations (audio profiles), but they are the same, may be there is an error in firmware and second one should be APT-X.

Pizen cable arrives soon (Started customs clearance process)
FYI: I found a nice explanation about apt-x that could explain the slightly theoretical longer batterylife of the pizen BT-cable, but also higher quality sound. The problem APT-x has on the pizen cable, is that you do not know when APT-x is active, not even when both devices are APT-x enabled.

https://www.cnet.com/news/can-aptx-give-you-better-sound-over-bluetooth/

I am still interested in your first impressions ofcourse, just thought I'd share the info in the link.
 
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Grabbed a photo from twitter and taobao website, the emerald green really looks nice. No technical impressions provided though..
TB21A5xmL6H8KJjy0FjXXaXepXa_!!0-rate.jpg_400x400.jpg
zsr.jpg
 
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Someone should warn you before you get into KZs that you are going to have to STORE these things or they will become a tangly desktop nightmare...and cases are fine and all for travel, but you can't SEE the IEMs....
so I got these at the dollar store....

and then did this:



Thanks, I bought a pack to try out. The case is relatively slim and flimsy but they fit. I also found another option, a little bulkier at almost twice the height (1.78"), but the price was right. $0.49 if you have a Menards hardware store near you. They are on clearance. They are quick an easy to open and close, and stack together.

https://www.menards.com/main/tools-...-c-9189.htm?tid=-2535865861111253033&ipos=158

Or containerstore also has some called lock-ups, which appear to be the same thing.
https://www.containerstore.com/s/gift-packaging/containers/lock-ups/12d?productId=10028612


There was also a mention of tins, those might be nice as well. I found some here, but have not bought any.

https://www.containerstore.com/s/gi.../shallow-seamless-tins/12d?productId=10030953
 
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Grabbed a photo from twitter and taobao website, the emerald green really looks nice. No technical impressions provided though..

Hmmm.... @ 1st pic it looks nice but 2nd pic shows them too "light" coloured ;S
 
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Hmmm.... @ 1st pic it looks nice but 2nd pic shows them too "light" coloured ;S
Yeah the 1st pic looks good.,here's 2 more actual photos from taobao..and the 3rd one(next to ES3) from twitter.,
TB2KnA_ewjN8KJjSZFCXXb3GpXa_!!0-rate.jpg_400x400.jpg
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I think my ZSR has left HK for the US, although America SF shipping is usually not the most up to date, or clear on the whole process.
 
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