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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. Wiljen
    If any of you will be at Carolina Canfest that is a couple weekends away, I will have Zs5v1, Zst, Zs6, and Zsr available for audition. In addition, George has generously sent me a Zs5, Zs6, and a Zsr to be given away at the meet. We will also have a Superlux 668 and HD660 as door prizes too. Come join us in Concord, NC on the 17th if you can. There will be some truly amazing gear there.
     
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  2. Slater
    If you ever retire the ZS3, try the Meizu EP52. It's a significant improvement over the EP51, and I don't even use my ZST or ZS3 for sports anymore because the EP52 blows them all away (in sound, fit, ergonomics, etc). It is a sub-bass cannon though (like Beats level haha); but so is the ZS3. It can be toned down by swapping out the stock nozzle mesh for generic metal ones.
     
  3. HaNs SuPeR
    ZS3s showed up today from Amazon.
    Work Great. Sound Good.
    Gonna put them on the burn-in rack for a while.
    They do sound decent out of the box.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2018
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  4. Slater
  5. HaNs SuPeR
    Thank You.
    Foam removed :)
    Sounds better.

    Are there any tips that will cut down on the bass without affecting mids and highs ?
     
  6. jeromeaparis
  7. Slater
    Tips can affect different IEMs differently (ie they can be a unique case by case basis). But in general, foam tips will reduce bass. You can also switch to one size down in silicone tips (ie if you normally wear M, switch to S).

    On the ZS3 the red nozzle screen filter adds a lot of bass as well. So you can reduce the bass by swapping the red nozzle screens with stainless screens. It literally takes 10 seconds, and anyone can do it with nothing more than a sharp pointy object - sewing needle, safety pin, thumb tack, hat pin, etc.

    Stainless mesh screens cost a few pennies each, and have the adhesive pre-applied. So it's literally as simple as peeing them from the sheet and sticking them onto the IEM nozzle.

    The details about the correct size to use for the ZS3, as well as a purchase link is here: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/kno...essions-thread.698148/page-1171#post-13484497

    So bottom line, to reduce the bass on the ZS3, swap the nozzle filters, switch to foams, or both.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2018
  8. Willber
  9. sagor1
    I bought Kz zst + bluetooth module from gearbest.
    When i connect it with my brother HTC 10 (Oreo)...it shows it has been using SBC instead of Aptx.
    So is that mean my bluetooth module is 4.1 (but gearbest,box,manual & microphone show 4.2)?
    And when i connect it with my Lg g6 & turn on wifi my kz will disconnect automatically specially when i use the internet.
    is there anyway that i can fix these issue?
     
  10. HaNs SuPeR
    "bottom line, to reduce the bass on the ZS3, swap the nozzle filters, switch to foams, or both."

    Thank You
     
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  11. CoiL
    That particular cable is bad one (jack with white rings). It has high impedance and impedance imbalance.
     
  12. RuiPP
    Ok, and what's the best cable to ZS3 and ZSR?
     
  13. CoiL
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2018
  14. CoiL
    Contact or search user Hukuzen posts in this thread - he has list of all better cheapo cables for those.
     
  15. Wiljen

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