Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread
Feb 10, 2019 at 4:14 AM Post #41,686 of 64,162
This cable sounds unreal.......Cable & C16 = no levitation but WOW what an awesome sound!!
Man alive does it light up the 16s, and using it with amp/dac is cherry on top!
I spent all afternoon until now (9:25 pm) listening to what seems like every track on Spotify....lol..lol...what a bargain these music services turn out to be.
Gotta eat....good evening everybody!
I'm really enjoying my C16s, the detail retrieval is astonishing. What cable are you using?
 
Feb 10, 2019 at 6:15 AM Post #41,689 of 64,162
I remember when this thread was going CRAZY on those IEMs (same with its brother IEM, the ES4s). The ZSNs might have replaced them, but damn I still love mine :smile:

Just ordered the ED16's as they were dirt cheap in a sale. If the highs are too piercing I'll experiment a bit with micropore tape on the nozzle or use the aucoustic foams of my ZS3 (kept these from the Slater mod) and use these within my Comply TX400's (with earwax guard).
 
Feb 10, 2019 at 6:40 AM Post #41,690 of 64,162
Just ordered the ED16's as they were dirt cheap in a sale. If the highs are too piercing I'll experiment a bit with micropore tape on the nozzle or use the aucoustic foams of my ZS3 (kept these from the Slater mod) and use these within my Comply TX400's (with earwax guard).
The ed16 is my edc for biking, running and checking guitar notes and chords. I use them with KZ Bluetooth cable. They need some equalization but this lightweight iems are bang for the buck.
 
Feb 10, 2019 at 6:43 AM Post #41,691 of 64,162
I'm really enjoying my C16s, the detail retrieval is astonishing. What cable are you using?

Wywires iem cable, an old friend actually started the company. They are apparently on sale for awhile....he’s been kind enough over the years replacing my systems cabling with his stuff and I’m not complaining.........I love his stuff-Alex Sventitsky, Wywires but I could never afford nice cabling like this living on social security disability.
I used to moderate Audio Circles headphone forum and thats how I know him.

Does anybody know if BQEYZ is bringing anything new out this year?
Or TRN... I enjoying the IM1S!
Good stuff Panda!!
 
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Feb 10, 2019 at 7:57 AM Post #41,692 of 64,162
I got a present from an old friend Alex who makes high end custom cables for the audiophile/hobbyist. They brought out a new IEM cable so he sent me one to add to my collection of his stuff which always blows me away.
I never knew cables could change the sound so much.....KZ ZS5 V1, CCA C10 & 16 all had marketly significant upgraded sound with the cable he sent me.


I’d never have cash for these they are the highest of high end stuff so I wanted to say...Thanks Alex!!:ksc75smile:
Wow, WyWires is a huge name in hi end. You lucky guy!
 
Feb 10, 2019 at 7:59 AM Post #41,693 of 64,162
Wywires iem cable, an old friend actually started the company. They are apparently on sale for awhile....he’s been kind enough over the years replacing my systems cabling with his stuff and I’m not complaining.........I love his stuff-Alex Sventitsky, Wywires but I could never afford nice cabling like this living on social security disability.
I used to moderate Audio Circles headphone forum and thats how I know him.

Does anybody know if BQEYZ is bringing anything new out this year?
Or TRN... I enjoying the IM1S!
Good stuff Panda!!
OK, I have just swapped the stock cable on the C16 for the one which came with the V2 single DD, it's a good quality silver-plated one. There's more separation, better imaging and a little more width and depth to the soundstage. Result!
 
Feb 10, 2019 at 8:10 AM Post #41,694 of 64,162
Cables can have extreme benefits to sound. I’m charging my ibasso D14 now so I can listen to my C16s with the new iem cable and use the amp to give them some oomph!
 
Feb 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM Post #41,695 of 64,162
Does anybody know if BQEYZ is bringing anything new out this year?

Yes, they are working on some new stuff. But I don’t have any details.
 
Feb 10, 2019 at 10:02 AM Post #41,696 of 64,162
Feb 10, 2019 at 10:04 AM Post #41,697 of 64,162
Feb 10, 2019 at 10:13 AM Post #41,698 of 64,162
Same here Slater I look at certain brands closer based on past releases. So KZ, CCA, TRN, BQEYZ are some off the top here I will try TIN Audio T3 next....
 
Feb 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM Post #41,699 of 64,162
I have been listening to one of my favourite albums on the C16 and hearing things I never heard before. It's Accumulus by Matthew Clifford, an electronic tour de force I bought the CD album back in 1989. Here's the link to the first track... Enjoy!
 
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Feb 10, 2019 at 12:33 PM Post #41,700 of 64,162
Dude keep the bands coming, or send me a list. I need new music in my electronic genres, Entheogenic, Abakus,Shpongle, etc...Shpongle was my first find and I need more like it around it under and over it!
 

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