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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. Slater
    Wait, you talking about the ZS4 or the ES4?
  2. Slater
    I have taken the back plates off numerous pairs, which allows you to see the cable. But I have not taken them completely apart to where the driver is exposed for recabling.
  3. Viber
    I dont know if anyone posted this, but the new KZ BA10 is already available on GearBest and AliExpress :beerchug:
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  4. BadReligionPunk
    I was just wondering if it was doable. The ED9 is by far and away my favorite KZ I have heard. The cable just sucks. Would pay triple the price If KZ would just use a slightly better cable.
    loomisjohnson, DocHoliday and Slater like this.
  5. nxnje
    I know my opinion is "impopular" but even if my ed9 are faulty, i like ED9 cable, sure better than the horrible ZS3 detachable one.
  6. BadReligionPunk
    Yup I was worried about the treble too. Heard lots of people talking about the sizzle. Good or bad, my 42 year old punk rock musician ears have had enough of a treble roll off that these are pretty nice. Not close to the sizzle that ZSA has, and apparently ZS6. Anyway I like both nozzles equally for different genres, but am sticking with the gold/red bass tube KZ tips(I love those tips), for hip hop, reggae, dancehall and other bass heavy genres. Bass quality punches way above it price and the quantity is there in full force. Without EQ I could feel rumble in my ears. With EQ I was shocked at how much these could take before it became messy.

    Fun stuff.

    EDR1 at $3
    ED9 at $10

    Could have stopped after that and saved a bunch of money.

    But what fun is that? LOL
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  7. Slater
    Know anyone with a defective ED9? If I had a pair sent to me, I could do a more destructive tear down to learn how it’s assembled. I have a pretty good hunch, but I don’t want to risk damaging my perfectly good pair just to find out.
    BadReligionPunk likes this.
  8. nxnje
    Ye i can confirm ed9 would be a great daily driver if mine were working well.. but i'm unlucky.
    The bassy filter is actually awesome and i prefer it over the "bass-shy" one.
    I'm really curious about how do they work if unmounting them and assembling them in a different way maybe it could be more 2 combinations like our guru @Slater say.

    I have a defective one that has a lower volume. I would have sent it to you but shipping costs more than a new pair.
    Slater likes this.
  9. BadReligionPunk
    I know some dude in Italy with a defective pair. Post would probably cost more then just ordering one. Lol
    Maybe on 11/11 I will order a few, to mess around with. I'm actually having heart palpitations thinking of my black ed9 with a nice rasta cloth wire. The ed9 is an actually slick looking earphone. It could definitely use a better quality cable.
    The rubber stuff is just to sticky and gummy. Turn my head and the rubber sticks to something and tugs on my ears.
    Slater likes this.
  10. dpsbz
    Hi do any of the newer Bluetooth compatible breed of KZ’s have a similar signature to the ED9 , as they’ve been my favourite IEM for a while now but want something without a cable
  11. neo_styles
    Oops ES4. My apologies.
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  12. randomnin
    I'm perplexed, should I get ZS10 or AS10? I like the reviews the former has, but there's also that unfixable zigzag treble in all of the available graphs. The latter's graph is much cleaner, but I don't know whether its imaging and channel balance is up to par. Could anyone enlighten me as to these qualities in AS10? I think audiocheck.net had a channel balance test - are there no glaring issues for AS10 with it?
  13. fuzzybabybunny
    1. On the subject of cheap audiophile gear, what cheap DAC would you guys recommend? Are there any Chi-Fi DACs that have a huge following among audiophiles?

    2. I've got the ZS10 and I'm also wondering whether or not to move to the AS10 or the BA10. I enjoy the ZS10 but:

    - I have to tone down the 2kHz and 4kHz frequencies a tad because otherwise it's too bright.
    - I wish the ZS10 had more precise bass.

    How is the brightness of the AS10 compared to the ZS10 and how about the bass?

    3. Is the BA10 supposed to just be a cosmetic change to the AS10? is it using the same five BA drivers as the AS10?
  14. Slater
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  15. SSandDigital
    Was hoping there would be bunch of BA10 impressions and comparisons to the BGVP DMG/BQEYZ BQ3.

    Also really hoping KZ releases a matte all black BA10. These red/gold colors are ugly.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2018

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