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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. CoiL
    KZ YZ39 is only one I`m interested in (crossover PCB + 5drivers per side). Well, I hope that price will be around 30$ max but I doubt it.
     
  2. vladstef
    I think 50-60$ is realistic, but it could be even more on launch and drop to <50 over time.
     
  3. DSebastiao
    Guys, i was going to get the ZS6, should i wait for the new ones? Would anyone one of those be better than the zs6? Also, will the cable for the zs6 work on those? I ordered one but it hasn't been shipped yet.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2018
  4. DocHoliday
    My best guess would be that Slater is closest to the truth.
    The giveaway is the ability to order the ZSR with your own logo on it:
    Screenshot_2018-03-01-09-14-11-1.png

    This seems the most logical.

    Perhaps GearBest could order 1,000 pieces in blue with white writing, clear eartips and clear cables.
    Screenshot_2018-03-01-02-08-42-1.png Screenshot_2018-03-01-09-14-38-1-1.png Screenshot_2018-03-01-09-22-27-1-1.png

    Perhaps Seller XXX could order 1,000 pieces in green with gold writing, clear eartips and clear cables.
    Screenshot_2018-03-01-09-13-49-1.png

    and Seller XYZ could order:
    1,000 pieces in xxx with xxx writing, xxx eartips and xxx cables

    At any rate the four that are most interesting to me are:

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    This YZ39's 4BA+1DD might just be a one-up on the ZS6. I'd love to see KZ pull it off
    Screenshot_2018-03-01-09-26-07-1.png Screenshot_2018-03-01-09-34-47-1.png

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    I've got to admit that this YZ35 piques my interest. It's a triple hybrid so, in theory, it shouldn't be replacing the ZS6. Colors, colors, colors.
    Screenshot_2018-03-01-09-26-07-2.png Screenshot_2018-03-01-09-34-15-1.png

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    The YZ66 due to the semi-open faceplate, interesting form factor and materials used in a 2BA+1DD package.
    Screenshot_2018-03-01-09-26-07-3.png Screenshot_2018-03-01-09-36-39-1.png

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    The YZ63 primarily because it looks small enough to get a micro-driver for tight/fast bass to compliment the BA's technical abilities. Throw in that aluminum housing with rear vents and I'm interested. It may just be the refined HDS1 sound signature I've been longing for.
    Screenshot_2018-03-01-09-26-34-1.png Screenshot_2018-03-01-09-36-24-1-1.png

    Conjecture.....conjecture. ...

    .....but I'm all ears!

    Hold on a minute! Where are the white ZSR's?!?!
    Screenshot_2018-02-12-09-15-24-1.png
    why-god-why.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2018
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  5. DSebastiao
    If i was confused with the "order" of things, now i'm even more, the YZ39 seems to be the new top ones, but they're not semi open and don't look as premium as the zs6, the yz35 are very similar to the zs6, i honestly don't know what to do, and why does the yz39 have more drivers and overall seems better than all the other's with higher model number's? Damn.

    But man, those YZ39 look GREAT.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2018
  6. oyobass
    KZ seems to like to create and perpetuate a bit of mystery. I believe it serves to keep the buzz on the internet alive, creates debates and the KZ brand being talked about long past the initial "it's new!" stage...
    I could be wrong, of course...
     
  7. mbwilson111
    I like the look of the KZ YZ40....Purple! :)
     
  8. rayliam80
    I'm excited yet I'm overwhelmed. I hope they're not released all at once.
     
  9. DocHoliday
    Hold your breath and head into Knowledge Zenith's 2018 maelstrom......
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2018
  10. vladstef
    @DocHoliday , you might've missed the blue/red one (YZ34) - it has ZS7 written on it. It's a very interesting lineup especially given how many 1+1 hybrids there are - I think that KZ is stepping up their balanced armature game and they must have multiple different price points for drivers. Their 4BA model needs to have tubes and probably dampeners which will be a whole new world for KZ (they always used BAs directly in the nozzle and at least one of their new IEMs will up the game).
     
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  11. bsoplinger
    The YZ35 looks like if you imagine that the body of the ZS6 was putty and you squished inwards in the long direction. With the smaller body I'd think less people would complain about it being uncomfortable.
     
  12. eteina
    those are some DIY skills! if i try i burn my apartment
     
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  13. CoiL
    So... modders... get some stock of cheapo ZS3 cuz You won`t find such shells so cheap anymore soon! I have 2 for modding and probably going to get more if I get them for around 4$ again.
     
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  14. DocHoliday

    In the words of the inimitable Charles Dickens, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.".

    Screenshot_2018-03-01-11-51-19-1.png

    This is a critical moment in KZ's history where things can take off considerably

    ....but

    If KZ doesn't get competent quality control implemented throughout their manufacturing processes then more models will only exacerbate the lack of consistency in finished product and KZ could be biting off more than they can chew. They'll either be a household name for "best price:value ratio" or they'll be a household name for less than desirable reasons. Remember, bad news travels twice as fast as good news. A deterioration in quality would be "just desserts" for failing to address the issue at hand. We've all been vocal about it. Let's see if KZ has the wherewithal to act accordingly.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2018
  15. Otto Motor
    $80...my guess!
     

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