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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. paulindss
    Thx, i Will keep that in mind then.

    Edit: my cm5 Will reach home in 2 or 3 days :gs1000smile:
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
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  2. Otto Motor
    Will use my audioquest dragonfly with 0.3 ohm output. Hey, you are right, sounds much tighter in the hips now.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
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  4. Otto Motor
    Just with the iPhone, I prefer the image of the ZSR, although the ZS10 resolves better. Adding the external dragonfly dac/amp shows better resolution in the ZS10 compared to the ZSR. Overall, the ZSR may be more fun.
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  5. antdroid
    After listening more to the KZ ZS6, I dont know. It sounds terrible stock. I'm probably at 50+ hours of burn/listening time now. The highs are piercing and way too much, even with foam. Now, that said, I eq'd it on my EarStudio and on my PC and it sounds actually pretty good. It's not as good as my iSine 10 or the MD+ but it can hang on it's own pretty well with some eq.

  6. Freetrademan
    I just got my ZS10 today. My first impression: it's probably the best earphone I've ever heard.

    And I have had a lot. My favorite had been the ZS5 (more than the ZS6, which I find harsh at the high end). Better than my OneMore Triple, Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 Pro, FiiO EX-1, Shures, Klipsch, and many others I've paid a lot more for.

    The most immediately noticeable difference compared to the ZS5 is the midrange. The ZS5's weakest area (as much as I love it) is the midrange. The ZS10 remedies that, with a better midrange and overall fuller sound. I'm looking forward to many hours with the ZS10.
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  7. lmfboy01
  8. lmfboy01
    I prefer ZS6 sound much more than the ZS10 by a far amount too.
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  9. toddy0191
    My ED15s will be delivered today. Hopefully £9 well spent!
  10. Otto Motor
    I just put the ZS6 in: they produce music more natural and more homogenous than the ZS10, despite their 10K peak.
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  11. Bartig
    No no, I’m all with you.

    Excellent first impressions. Hope to receive mine today.
  12. CoiL
    Please send me You ZS5v1, I luv them soo much with my gear and preferences ;P
  13. themindfreak
    Received my ZS10 today. First impressions tonality and sound wise they really do sound good. Wide stage, slightly dark sound but treble is still clean and can be heard perfectly well with a thumpy tight bass. I think this is KZ's best attempt at vocals to date, no sibilance or unnecessary peaks unlike the ZSR but to me the vocals are still too thin. All good so far until the sound stage. Its so messed up.. The staging and instrument placement don't even sound right at all like what the hell? The bass kick drums sound as if its in my head and behind me and the vocalist also sound inside my head while the instruments are out of my head..? I really want to believe my unit has a internal wiring issue tbh but I don't think it is.. And yes i know how to put the cables polarity correctly. Its the same feeling I had with the ZS5V1 staging issue.. Can anyone confirm if their ZS10 have such vocal and instrument placement issues?

    Edit: Btw fit was good for me, no sharp edges hitting my ear and it stays put in my ear even when i move my head about

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018
  14. Slater
    Assuming the track isn’t recorded that way, and the drums sound “normal” on a different set of earphones or headphones, the drums “behind you” is a classic symptom of out-of-phase speakers.

    Did you try the phase test tracks on audiocheck.net? There’s also a really good one I like on YouTube:

    So try reversing the wire on 1 side, and if that doesn’t clear it up, my money is on 2 or more drivers wired up wrong internally. With (10) drivers that all need to be wired up perfectly, (8) of them being microscopic BA drivers, it would not surprise me in the least bit if we hear about more of this happening.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018
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  15. themindfreak
    I tried reversing the ZS10 cable and it still doesnt seem to sound correct. (Meaning i put the left cable on the left earphone but in the reverse way). It seems I'll stick to my ZST cables and hopefully exchange my faulty one for from Nicehck
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