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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. BadReligionPunk
    Damn...Just made my O face.

    Been meaning to work on the ed9 as I have the step by step for that.

    Good work. awesome!
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  2. Slater

    I tried ED9 a few weeks ago and it was an epic fail. The glue just doesn’t hold for more than 1 or 2 plugging insertions and removals. I need to try a different or stronger glue.

    I wish that guy said what exact glue he used, and how his are holding up after a few months and a number of cable swaps.

    I hope you have better luck with your ED9 than me.

    The problem is when it fails you have a big dried globby glue mess, making resoldering the mmcx or replacing the mmcx jack with a new one impossible. So basically it renders the ED9 useless. You can at least salvage the filters and tips, and reuse the cable on something else (like recabling an MH755), but you have to buy another ED9 to try the whole thing over again. At $10 a pair, failure can get expensive fast.

    The EDR1 are 1/3 the cost, so I could afford to screw up a few pairs as I learned the process.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  3. Jeb94
    anyone ever change their cca c10 cable? does it have any difference with any other 2 pin connectors?

    i want to change it to a more aesthetically pleasing cable.
  4. Leo-rume
    No difference as far as I can tell. I swapped mine for the Trn 0.75mm 8 core cable. I found the stock cable really ugly. It fits perfectly and comfortably. The connectors extend outwards a bit more than the stock cable but its not even remotely disturbing, to me at least. I didn't notice any difference in sound. Any other 0.75mm 2pin cable should work. Technically, the 0.78mm cables should work too, but as has been said here a couple of times, once you go 0.78mm, you can't necessarily return to 0.75mm as the 2pin slots on the IEM might have been stretched, making them a little loose for 0.75mm cables. IMG_20190417_154158_860.JPG
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  5. 1clearhead
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019
  6. mono-type
    I think the type A pin should be used on the CCA C10 instead of type B, since the C10 uses 0.75mm connectors, and the type B is 0.78mm. As @Leo-rume have said, once you used a 0.78mm plug on a 0.75mm connector, you can't go back on using 0.75 again, since it loosens the connectors.

    EDIT: Never mind. I stand corrected by Slater and Leo-lume. XD Always thought that the type "B" connectors are 0.78mm, until they pointed out that KZ connectors are always 0.75mm.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  7. Slater
    Everything KZ makes (ie genuine KZ cables and IEMs) is 0.75mm.

    Type A, B, and C.

    The only exception is the original matte finish ZS3, which were recalled due to defects and very rare. They were 0.78mm.
  8. Jeb94
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  9. Leo-rume
    I think there's been a tiny little misconception here on what type kz cables fits flush on the CCA C10. I remember asking the question some time ago and I was told "type A". I ordered one and the transparent plastic portion sticks out. Not that it doesn't work. It works fine and it's quite stable too, just doesn't fit flush like the type B cable would.

    Just to be clear now; The type B cable fits flush on the C10 and as slater has said, yes, both cables are 0.75mm.
  10. mono-type
    Oh, I've always thought KZ's "type B", as in the ones used in ZSR, AS10, ZS10, etc. are 0.78mm. I never knew until now that whether it's type A, B, or C, KZ is always .75mm. Guess I've stand corrected, then. :p
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  11. gefellmics
    Btw, here is a really nice 8 core upgrade cable for the KZ ZSN (much better than the "upgrade cable" in silver from KZ...very thin and looks really cheap compared to this black one...)
    It arrived me today and it improves the sound quite a lot...much better controlled bass and the sharpness change to smooth nice treble.
    Since the new KZ ZSN Pro and KZ ZS10Pro will have the same connector...this cable is a really good alternate to the original.


    Here few pics:
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  12. Nimweth
  13. mbwilson111
    That is the one that I bought for my second KZ ZSN. I bought the balanced version because a couple of my DAPs do have a balanced output. My purple ZSN will keep its original cable.

    Very nice flexible cable.

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  14. gefellmics
    Yes, but unfortunately the standard 2 pin connector don't fit exactly fit the new KZ series. It seems a bit instabile and with this "outside connector" the whole cable is too long for a flash seat around the ear.
  15. Jeb94
    I just looked at TRN 8 Core Gold cable.


    its looks really nice, i think im gonna take that instead of the KZ upgrade cable. i hope i won't regret it, should be arriving today.

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