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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. DocHoliday

    To answer your question, you're not the only one, but once I get my ES3 replacements I'll compare the ATR to the ES3 and let you know if the ES3 is precisely what you're asking for (upgraded ATR with removable cable and better build). I'm kind of going from memory at this point since my backup ATR is dead on one side and my ES3 needs replacing as well. Stay tuned and I'll get back to you.

    BTW, to anyone else in the community who has both the ATR and the ES3, please chime in.



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  2. bsoplinger
    I have the original pressing of Kraftwerk on my 10-foot-a-LPs stash but will have to say I like Mike Oldfield more. I'm still buying his occasional new releases. Loved Return to Ommadawn from last year, perhaps it was the year before now that we're in 2018. Have everything in between too. Of course I loved pre breakup Tangerine Dream and some of the more recent things. And all the Froese solo stuff
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  3. Podster
    You betcha @bsoplinger , Ommadawn, Discovery, TB I/II & III, Incantations, never got Tubular Beats from 2013-14? but I have a copy of The 1984 Suite which has "The Killing Fields" on it
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  4. Wiljen
    Zsr review is finally up here.

    that week with the flu really put a dent in my listening time.
  5. IamMe90
    So guys, I have to say, after putting in some significant listening time using the foam tips, my opinion of the ZS6 has changed tremendously! The foam really tames the hot treble down nicely, the bass shines, and they just sound amazing for their price. I actually prefer them to my Periodic Audio Be's for a lot of tracks, and that's a price differential of 6x. Very happy with my purchase now. Woo!
  6. mrmoto050
    +1 on Hales Navy, Sqt Bilko was pretty good also. Oh, the days of innocence.
  7. fluteloop
  8. Podster
    Yeah @DocHoliday , I'm quite sure you and I could go on and on until I have hand cramps! LOL Fortunately for me my time was recovery time, went in March of '76 and they pulled the last of our boys out of Saigon Dec. '75. A lot of great guys gave their lives for a politically motivated war and we (speaking ground forces) were at a total disadvantage in Charlie's Playground. Appreciate your sentiments though :thumbsup:Partied with a lot of guys recovering at Landstuhl 2nd General Army Hospital, some could not dance but they sure could put back a few Bitburger's and Jagers:wink: Bringing back some good memories of big Wiener Schnitzel's hanging off both sides of my plate with German fried potatoes and red cabbage (excuse me while I wipe tis drool off my keyboard):scream:

    Think I ended up giving my boys or at least donating my ATE's to my kids video shelf after getting my ATR's (yours are also very sweet, usually don't like ear guides but those white ones look sweet on the ATR's) which I consider the final rendition of a great series. I may be able to find them and A-B with the Nobles but for I can with my ATR's. Try to get around to that sometime in the near future between Science Project, Basketball and Soccer!

    Yeah, only thing worse than beer goggles can be the next morning if you know what I mean :rolling_eyes: So I'm also a fan of New Order, got all of Icehouse and my youngest boy absolutely loves my 12" EP of Tainted Love! You know I loved those ED11's the minute I opened the package and immediately jumped back on ALiEx and ordered my second pair:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

    So let's do hope when my Gearbest Pewter ZS6's get here that they truly are a II's edition, of course I won't cry either way because I just love my black and red ones (maybe not as much as Lord Rex)! But they are one heck of an iem for $40.

  9. fluteloop
    Whilst we're on the Subject for suggestions for KZ - I'm thinking the white and gold lick could be Ceramcoated and Gold Titanium hardware. that would be all class... and mill out the the Grille into that Conjoined "kz" logo. Epic Gucci 'ish
  10. fluteloop
    hate to be the fun police but has anyone considered the the Poster information was updated instead of the IEM itself ? not trying to ruin the fun, I just want to explore the possibilities before we all get our Underwear in double knots (without even taking our pants off).
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  11. Podster
    THX @Drumkrunk , here's the family stable, everyone else in the house ride 24 cruisers as well as the guest red Diamondback:wink:

    Runion-Driskel Bikes 2015.JPG

    Really taking me back @mrmoto050 , earliest shows I remember watching were Real McCoy's, Gunsmoke, My Favorite Martian, Bonanza, Twilight Zone, Dragnet, Rawhide, The Beaver, Have Gun, Lassie, Wagon Train but I loved the 60's shows like Hogan's, I-Spy, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea:grinning:
  12. mrmoto050
    Yep, Standard TV fare of the day. Nice bikes BTW. I'm a mountain biker, never did BMX.
  13. HungryPanda
    Dying here too, all I seem to be able to do is listen to movie soundtracks.... Alien: Covenant, Passengers, Logan and some ambient stuff
  14. DocHoliday

    No harm in considering that possibility, but given KZ's history

    [ATE(i), ATE(ii), ATE(iii), ATE(iv), ATE(v), ZS1(i), ZS1(ii), ZS5(i) & ZS5 (ii)]

    and given the disparity in their own posted images (included above) I think I'll stick to my guns on this one. I don't think they would go through the trouble of issuing and posting new images if something wasn't afoot. Not to mention that someone posted that their new ZS6 claimed more bass and the OP could hear the difference compared to their original ZS6.

    At any rate, if KZ has given a ZS6(ii) more bass and replaced one of the ultra-high frequency BAs with a midrange BA then the added bass will likely force some of those abundant highs found in the ZS6(i) into submission. I'll also venture a guess that a ZS6(ii) bass will not be as clean and tight as the ZS6(i). We'll just have to wait and see.

    OK, Pod and fellow 80's synth-pop lovers, here is one more absolute classic.
    Pull out your favorite warm KZ (really, make sure their warm KZ's) and hit play.

    You can really hear "Jellybean" Benitez' handiwork in this mix. Same goes for Jon Robie.

    Speaking of John Robie:
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  15. RuiPP
    Will a ZS6 v2 be released?

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