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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. chechu21
    Hello! I’am a newbie in the chifi!

    I want to buy two of the recent models of kz. I want the best with v-shaped profile and the best with basshead profile.

    Can you advise experts in chifi. Many many thanks!!!
  2. tamburash
    For both KZ ZSR :)
  3. DocHoliday
    Welcome to our world.........

    .....and sorry about your wallet.

    By the way, great photos.

    If the highs are too much for you right now you might be better suited trying out the ATE or ATR and progress from there.


    Last edited: Jun 2, 2018
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  4. neo_styles
    Well hello fellow ES4 user! I've found that the treble tames off a bit when you use either foam tips or SpinFits. Also, I saw a pretty good drop in sibilance once I let them cook in overnight. Once I added in the SpinFits, I ended up with something that was much more neutral, but still willing to give you as much bass as the song required. Also keep in mind that silver (or silver-tinned copper) cables are accused of boosting higher frequencies. If you're finding them too bright, it might be worth your time to step back to the stock cable and see if your impressions change.

    I'll also add in for the group that I've been all smiles with the TRN Bluetooth cable between yesterday and today. I can confirm that it'll play at least 24/44.1 and battery life seems more than reasonable. I haven't worn mine out yet, but based on trend, I do believe in the 8-hour advertised spec.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2018
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  5. FettaBiscottata
    Looking to buy some tips then, thanks for the advice :D.
    I dont need any bluetooth cable right now, they are plugged at my pc as main daily driver.

    I'm gettin used of them anyway.
    Also, after setted a custom equalizer now they are more warm and deep.
    I definitely like them, right now.
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  6. toddy0191
    For basshead look no further than ED15!
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  7. Bartig
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    Made these pictures. Thinking of a KZ marketing career now.
  8. HerrXRDS
    Got my ES4, good for $20 but nothing groundbreaking. OK bass, mids more forward than usual KZ with some rough sections in the 4K range, sparkly highs but missing details and some frequencies. Without EQ they have a good amount of everything and are pleasant to listen, but they get quite congested on busy tracks. An equalized ZS6 is better in every way, larger sondstage, better details and separation and nicer sound overall.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2018
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  9. Bartig
    I’m in the middle of a big KZ comparison in which I will add the ZSA too, but those are my first test notes too. Everyone buying a random KZ IEM will not regret it. It’s just it can get even better.
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  10. Lord Rexter
    My KZ ZS10 right side just died (not even 30 hours of use :triportsad:) anyone had a similar experience, I dunno if I got a badly QCed one.
  11. Slater
    You aren't one of the people that burns headphones in at 100% MAX volume levels are you (ie ear bleed level)?

    Did you contact the seller yet?
  12. mbwilson111
    Surely no one does that do they?
  13. Lord Rexter
    No I was listening to music at fairly low volume on my iFi iDSD BL and FiiO X5 3rd gen. And yes, I did drop a message to the Aliexpress seller (who shall not be named here).
  14. Lord Rexter
    Even if I wanted I can't do that thanks to my migraines. I would have episodes of migraines for a week or more incase I pushed myself to listen at max volume. :ksc75smile:
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2018
  15. Slater
    Yes, believe it or not there are.

    No, I mean 'burning them in' as in not listening with your ears but rather taking a brand new pair of headphones out of the box, attaching a source, playing a varied selection of music (or alternatively white/pink noise) on a continuous loop, and sticking them in a drawer or wrapping them inside of a blanket for 30-200 hours. The music/noise 'exercises the drivers' (ie 'burn-in').

    However, it should always be done at a normal listening level (ie 40%-50% or whatever). But there are some people that think that 'more is better', so they burn-in at 100% volume (ie inhuman levels). And that is a great way to fry BAs and blow dynamic drivers.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2018
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