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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. EarlytoBed
    Hi, I have the CCA C10. My first iem's, so not to much to compare with, anywise, they sound quite good. I try the starline tips and not one of them fit into my ear canal, they pop up rigt away (little tiny ears).
    I'm looking the t400 (4.9mm) small size (10.6mm) that Dsnuts mention but not sure if they fit well in the CCA (or if they'll fit into my ear.. not much to do until I put them).

    For now I got an unknown tip (came with the phone.. don't remember which one) fits right but I think I can get something better (also they will not last forever).

    Like you see the unknown tip is quite shorter than the starline (both small size).

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    And much wider too (this is good or a bad thing?)

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    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
  2. Slater
    I wanted to provide an update on this project.

    I made a significant breakthrough tonight, and have perfected a scaled down method that can be done easily and cheaply. No expensive industrial dyes to source, and no ending up with enough dye to do 1,000 cables. Just a few simple items that you can buy at 2 local stores, and a few minutes of your time.

    I am working on writing the How2 right now. It will be an easy step-by-step guide that most anyone can follow.

    Here’s a sneak peek for your viewing pleasure...

    "Gold" ie yellow cable:
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    Sexy blue cable for ZS7:
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    The trio I've done so far:
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    FYI, my method is based on the same method that professional cable manufacturers use to dye cables. They just do it on a larger scale and with different chemicals (ie the same basic way I originally did my 1st black cable).

    Here’s my DIY dyed cable (bottom left) next to 2 other “professional” cables that were industrially dyed. Note that the TRN bi-color cable on the right is dyed yellow before it's braided with the clear silver plated wires, hence why it looks a little different (lighter) than the other 2:

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    What colors will you be able to use? How about any of these (and even more colors which I don't own). You can even mix them to make custom colors. The sky is the limit.

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    Update - I just did 2 more (TRN 8-wire cables, instead of the KZ cables used previously).

    Before (stock 50% black and 50% silver):
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    After (50% black and 50% ‘gold plated’):
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    Before (stock 50% yellow and 50% silver):
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    After (100% deep yellow):
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    As you can see from the below photo, you can adjust the intensity of the color. For both of the TRN cables, I used the same exact dye, but I varied the color from a ‘gold plated’ look on the left to an ‘intense yellow’ look on the right.
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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  3. LaughMoreDaily
    When is the next major Aliexpress sale? I can wait until 11/11 if I have to. :wink:

    It will give me time to give you updates on what I already own. It took me a year after purchase to start listening to the ES4 and ED16.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  4. Slater
    The next bonkers sale is the Anniversary sale. It’s usually around the end of March.
     
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  5. 1clearhead
    Since you mentioned that these are your first IEM's...did you try wrapping the wires around your ears so that the ear tips won't pop out? This usually gives them a firm fit and keeps them from popping out from your inner ear.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  6. assassin10000
    The Small T400 is longer than your unknown tip.

    9.6mm Top O.D. (top of the 'taper', just before it rounds over.)
    11mm Base O.D.
    10.5mm Length
     
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  7. Nimweth
    I think that's a good thing. I use Spiral Dots which are quite short and have a wide bore. They sound great and give a good seal.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
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  8. Deveraux
  9. EarlytoBed
    jejeje.. Yes 1clearhead! the earhook gives you a good clue, hard to put it in other way.

    I'm gonna compare the mesures, looks bigger but maybe the foam adapts to my ear canal.

    Yes I hear about these.. a pair cost almost the same as the iem! (but are flat, pretty like my unknown tip so maybe..)
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  10. Slater
    You’d be surprised what some people do

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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  11. EarlytoBed
    :cold_sweat::joy:
     
  12. HungryPanda
    I have both of these cables and I prefer the TRN cable
     
  13. Slater
    Yeah, I can’t remember where I found that image. Sadly, I think it was grabbed from a KZ ZST ‘review’!
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  14. EarlytoBed
    So.. CCA C10 will fit with 4.9mm or 4.5mm diameter tips?

    Regards!

    Maybe was distracted... a little bit!
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019

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