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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. mrmoto050
    Has anyone seen the recent picture for the KZ ZS5? It looks different.
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  2. RuiPP
    In your opinion what's the best KZ model to try for the first time?
    Thanks again.
  3. Podster
    Yep and those were just grazing the surface as we had , Danny Thomas, Petticoat Junction (some of my earliest crushes, the Joe girls), Flipper, F Troop, Addam's Family, Munsters, Gomer, Jeannie, Avengers, Lost In Space, Get Smart, Andy G, Those Hillbillies, Wild Wild West, My Three Sons, Hazel, Dennis the Menace and how about Dobie Gillis, that broken record guy is back :rolling_eyes: You know is was years after the Big Valley went off the air that I saw a picture of Barbara Stanwyck and I just thought Linda Evans was beautiful, Babs was a stone cold knockout in her teens! Am I fading here, sure seems like I've lost track of time and where I am:open_mouth:

    Hope this makes up for my errant ramblings!

    KZ Lovin'.jpg
  4. mrmoto050
    HA, that's a great amp, btw take a close look at my profile picture lol!
  5. bsoplinger
    Isn't that a picture of the configuration of the original ZS5 V1? With one of the 2 high frequency BA in the body in the molded cavity instead of both stuck in the nozzle. Although I note that the body mounted BA is described as a mid treble vs high treble in the nozzle? Or have they gone and created a ZS5 V3 since they seem to have, although yet to be seen in person, gone with 2 different frequency range BA in the ZS6?
  6. hakuzen
    i've got some ATR and ES3. i'll measure them when my new setup is completed (still mounting and installing a new computer).
    pewter zs6 are in transit, will measure them and compare to the rest of zs6s, to check differences, if any.

    i can't enjoy MTB or BMX in real life (backache), but use to ride virtually while listening music (zs6) in the cell. these are the games we (my nephew, his friend and myself) developed:
    MTB downhill.. velocity madness..
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018
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  7. SomeTechNoob
    Looks like ZS5 v1 driver placement to me. Someone else double check the driver labelings.
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  8. DocHoliday

    Thanks hakuzen. My going from memory is probably the least reliable way to confirm or negate my suspicion regarding similarities in sound signature. Looking forward to your findings.

    In memory of my dying ATR (no speaker phone for this one folks. IEMs are a must).

  9. durwood
    Don't know all the history that KZ has releasing changed IEM's only what i have skimmed off these few pages but given what Doc just said, if it was the same I would have expected the grey color to appear in the same link as the red,black, and green where you just pick the color. A whole separate link seems to be be the third sing it is different.

    1) Different poster
    2) Comparison for a member saying they hear an obvious difference.
    3) Separate link/product description

    A measurement between two would seal the deal.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018
  10. Otto Motor
    Why? They are sturdy, well built and $7 CAD. Just buy two. Even the $800 USD Sennheiser IE800 don't have a detachable cable.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018
  11. Saoshyant
    Did you mean IE800?
  12. Otto Motor
    "The Model" was a hit twice: 1978 and 1982. I hope you didn't get stuck in your high school for some time :).
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  13. Otto Motor
  14. Otto Motor
    The rubbery cable is KZ standard. And with minor cosmetic surgery, they will fit better :).
  15. Otto Motor

    I'd start with the HDS1 or HDS3 and EDR1 or EDR2...or all of them...they are $5-6 each and very good.
    See here: https://thecontraptionist.blog/2016...-place-to-begin-your-audiophile-journey-pt-1/

    The ATR are also well-tuned earphones at $7 and much better than the ATE. I also like the ZSE.

    I find the following fatiguing and quickly tiring: ED9, ZS3, ZST.

    The dual driver ES3 are somewhat ok.

    If you like window dressing and want to spend real money on looks, go for the multidriver ones such as the KS ZS5 and/or ZS6. But they have their sonic quirks. In this category, you fare much better with other brands imho (for example Sony M1HC, Tinaudio T2, and Brainwavz B100).

    Haven't tried the ZSR yet.

    In summary, the cheaper 2015 single-driver models mentioned above do nothing wrong and are highly recommended. And they offer superior value.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018
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