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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. Slater
    You’re welcome friend.

    Good luck, and be sure to keep us posted with your progress!

    P.S. I forgot to mention...when you’re pulling apart the shells it’s a tricky balancing act. You have to pull apart the shells with enough force to pop them apart, but the instant they loosen you have to dial back the force or you will rip the wires right off the driver. This is easier said than done, especially when you are prying and twisting with all your might using 2 giant pairs of channel lock pliers.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019
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  2. Slater
    I totally get what you’re saying, and on the surface it does seem like a waste of time.

    However, the main reason I did it was for practice before moving onto the real thing.

    So in your example, if I’ve never done it in my life, I would rather practice my skills putting a few grilles on a few beat up VWs before I moved onto putting a grille on a $200k TOTL Mercedes. I wouldn’t start with the high end Mercedes.

    Likewise, back in the day when I was a bench jeweler, while I was first learning how to set diamonds and gemstones I practiced on piles of $0.10 cubic zirconias and other scrap jewelry that was destined to be melted down anyways. I chipped and broke many of them in the process before I finally perfected my techniques. But it was no problem because they were $0.10 here or $2 there. Then and only then did I have the confidence to move onto setting a $40k diamond without chipping or breaking it :wink:

    When you learn how to weld, you weld on nothing but scrap metal until your skills are better.

    I guess it’s the same as any skill really. Or at least that pertains to someone like me. I’m not one of those types that can just try something for the 1st time I’ve never done and be expert level. There are those types of people out there though!
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019
  3. 1clearhead
    Yes, type B fits it perfectly flush! :wink:
  4. Benik3
    Guys, is there any nice cable, but with microphone? (ZS7) :/
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  5. nxnje
    Dunno if i'm still in time but..
    i've received my ZSN Pro and i have the ZS7 as well.
    I can say the ZS7 is warmer, more technical with a better bass and sub-bass response.
    If you're looking for the best low end response between the two, zs7 is the way. Consider the ZSN Pro can be bought at half the price of the ZS7 sounding way good in any case.
    ZS7 is more technical, this is my 2$.
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  6. pbui44

    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019
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  8. Jeb94
    my C10 new look
    im digging how it look, but if im being honest i cam't for the life of me notice any difference in sound quality.
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  9. mbwilson111
    I have never personally noticed a sound difference with cables. I only change cables for aesthetic or ergonomic reasons...or if I want a balanced cable.
  10. maxxevv
    Its mostly in the sound levels with cables used.

    On the AS10, the original KZ cable measured about 0.7 Ohm. I changed to a NiceHCK 8-core cable that measured 0.11 Ohms.
    To my ears, the tonality of the earphones certainly didn't alter significantly to be discernible. But if I set the volume to very low levels ( both at 15/70 on my LG G6 Quad DAC) , I was picking up some details that I previously couldn't . However, once I upped the volume to my normal listening levels (20~22/70), they both sounded the same.

    My conclusion from that was the original KZ cable was attenuating some very low level signals due to the higher resistance rating.

    I certainly haven't discerned any tonal changes in the earphones from changing of cables despite the distinctly different resistance levels of the 2 cables I used. How people conclude that they can is beyond me though.
  11. PhonoPhi
    You do not hear slightly more accentuated highs? Opened-up bass and the mid-bass subdued nicely? Soundstage slightly expanding for definitely more overall enjoyable listening experience?!:wink:

    Me too!
    But we can always use our imagination :)

    Very nice look - gold & silver - magnificent!
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2019
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  12. OopsWrongPlanet
    This link goes to the home page and not the product page. :lemon:
  13. mbwilson111
    People keep posting those mobile links but they never work for me on my PC or on my tablet. I guess they work for those using their phone but I don't use a phone to access headfi. Need a proper keyboard to type.
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  14. kramercosmo

    I have probably around 10 kz earphones there one earpiece is dead. have anyone tried to replace the cable? how hard is it? what do i need do to it?

  15. mbwilson111
    What model KZ is it?

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