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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. ChaoticKinesis
    Just got my ZS10 yesterday and spent some time comparing with the ZSR, which has been my primary IEM for a while. For my large ears, both feel comfortable but I think it's easier to find suitable tips for a good seal with the the ZSR. I ended up settling on the same JVC Spiral Dots (L) that I use with the ZSR. This is probably the first time where my beloved KZ starline tips were a poor fit with the size L because they were too long and put the ZS10 enclosure too far out of my ear. I tried the M just in case but those fell in, the same way any other non-L-size tip would.

    The first thing I noticed was that the ZS10 has less mid-bass emphasis than the ZSR, with possibly slightly better extension and generally tighter low-end. This allowed the mids to open up more on the ZS10. Vocals sounded more natural with better separation; solo violins and guitars more easily cut through their accompaniment. Treble is good but haven't had much time to compare for now. The ZS10 is a bit brighter but not overly so.

    Overall, my impression has been positive and I'm enjoying the ZS10 a lot. However, the ZSR may be more fun on certain styles where a strong, thumping bass is desirable.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2018
  2. Slater
    EarStudio ES100?
     
  3. liquidzoo
    Picked up the TRN BT3 bluetooth adapter for my ZS6 from Amazon (out of stock for the Prime version now).

    Despite the item page, it does support aptX which is nice.

    Initial (30 second) impressions are that the treble is much more pronounced with the bt adapter than it is corded. Time will tell if that becomes an issue. Overall I believe this will make a welcome addition to my workout gear. Biking or the gym. I will have to see how long the battery lasts. I will take it out for a bike ride later (when the sun isn't up so it's not 100 out) and see how it works out. Seems pretty comfortable, though.
     
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  4. HungryPanda
    ED15 and this track Oh yeah:
     
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  5. sino8r
    I got one last week. Seems to be lasting all day with streaming videos and audio at work. The sound quality is much better than the previous bluetooth adapters and is on par with the regular corded connector. I've tried two other versions before from KZ but they were terrible. This one is almost as good as my jaybird and is rather comfortable. Very happy!
     
  6. DocHoliday
    Progressive House for your ED15, Panda.



     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2018
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  7. Bartig
    And for my ZhiYin Z5000 too, thanks! Whoah. The last is a great test track.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2018
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  8. Otto Motor
    Wow! I did my M.Sc. field work at the Kyle of Tongue and stayed in Bettyhill with the McKenzies...29 years later (last October), I went back and stayed at the Bettyhill Hotel.
     
  9. Otto Motor
    Crazy and impressive alike. I thought this was an earphone lock.
     
  10. C2thew
    interesting. I'm running android 7.0 on my LG v20 however my TRN bluetooth KZ cable says bluetooth 4.2. What does the icon look like on your phone when it says APT-HD is connected? I just see a bluetooth icon at the top of my phone and a battery meter next to it which shows the battery percentage of my headset. hmmmm
     
  11. HungryPanda
    Couple of good tunes Doc
     
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  12. Sebilion
    Am I the only one who prefers listening to the kz zs6 rather than the kz zs10? I burned them for some time hoping for a change but nothing changed...
     
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  13. HungryPanda
    The KZ6 is a fine iem so I am not surprised
     
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  14. B9Scrambler
    ED15 huh? Ootb I'm very impressed with the nice build and massive, deep, hard hitting bassssssssssssssss. Ssssssseriously ssssssibilant though. Lowed treble sssssssssssseems sssssssssssssssspiky too. Modders should have fun with thisssssssssssssssss one.
     
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  15. HungryPanda
    I found the ED15 very tip dependent. I tried 4 different ones and they all made them sound different. I'm happy now
     
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