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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. Cinder
    Well, obviously this will be the case for companies that only turn a profit using the economy of scale (such as pretty much all Chi-Fi companies). You can see western brands pulling off successful "neutral/flat" IEMs because they sell them in limited production runs and with a large margin of profit per unit. See the Massdrop x Nuforce EDC and EDC3 as some examples.
     
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  2. Slater
    Yeah, I was referring to ChiFi.
     
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  3. Zlivan
    that thing on the left. no classic kz tuning. hot garbage also.
     
  4. B9Scrambler
    All TOTL is hot garbage :wink: Esp. if it doesn't measure flawlessly.
     
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  5. antdroid
    It'd be interesting to see the sales numbers of the T2/T2 Pro (flatter/neutral) vs a comparable KZ (v-shaped) (AS10? ZS6?).

    The T2 Pro sold 586 units on the Massdrop presale, not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but that's a good amount for a massdrop drop.
     
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  6. groucho69
    BlitzWolf ES1 are amazing at any price IMHO.
     
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  7. TheVortex
  8. nxnje
    Just ordered a Red KZ ZS6 pair from amazon, i paid them 10 euros more than aliexpress but at least i can try them and then i can ship them back if they are not for me, so what i pay is the freedom of chosing, like someone said me here.

    Now i'm just curious about a thing. The earphones will come on Wednesday so 2 more days.
    Could please someone tell me how do they imagine the ZSA vs ZS6 in short terms? Do u think the ZS6 is a huge step up from the ZSA and are they that different?
    I don't own the ZSA but maybe listening to the zs6 when it comes to me, i will make my self an idea about how the ZSA sounds in comparison.
     
  9. hakuzen
    first 8core cables below $11! and 0.75/0.78mm choice is welcome.
    i've tried some 8core cables and there are big differences in total thickness, and quality of materials (wire, plugs and solders). my favs under $30 are the newest at nicehck, number 53 (brown copper version) in my list, which arrived today, and number 52 (silver plated version). my list.

    yes zs6 is a huge step up from zsa, despite of the treble peak (easily eq'ed, if needed), in terms of resolution, details, separation, and treble extension. but zsa is ok, tiny cute, and no need of eq at all (although some may want to tame mid-bass a bit).
     
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  10. rayliam80
    ZSA has better timbre than the ZS6. But to my ears it sounds even more v-shaped. The mids are a little better with the ZS6. The soundstage of the ZS6 is wider. Depth feels similar. The ZSA satisfied my curiosity but I'll probably be giving it away and keep the ZS6.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2018
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  11. BadReligionPunk
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  12. DocHoliday
    Looks like the former KZ staff (TRN) have beat KZ to the punch. The black CNC aluminum splitter and jack cover would compliment the black ZS6 quite nicely......and it's 8-core instead of the cheaper 4-core.

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    I still shake my head every time I see this:

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    It would have been nice if KZ had released something equivalent a year ago......WITH the release of the ZS6. If TRN can release an 8-core at $10.49 then is it simply a lack of vision or a lack of focus at KZ?


    Glad to see the folks at TRN pushing the envelope on affordable "in-house" gear.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2018
  13. dpsbz
  14. Makahl
    2-pins 0.75mm and 3.5mm (assuming you don't have a balanced amp that needs 2.5mm).
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2018
  15. dpsbz
    Ok thanks
     

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