Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread
post-15069093
Post #45,826 of 50,408

igorneumann

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 8, 2019
Messages
198
Reaction score
153
Location
Spain
Joined
May 8, 2019
Location
Spain
Posts
198
Likes
153
I'm looking for a Bluetooth cable for my zs7. the 5.0 version doesn't seem to come in the A type pin. any other suggestion? pref: should be cheap. 15$ ish~.

if not a type c cable with mic would do too. but even that is not available it seems :frowning2:
You mean the APTX-HD one?

I bought one and it had loads of background noise and it sounded awful, the seller (CCA official store) confirmed they are having problems with those and sent me a regular APTX as replacement.

MAYBE they fixed, maybe still broken, that said, EVERY SINGLE bluetooth adapter from KZ I own are different from one another.

I have them with cable too short, cable too long, controls on the left, controls on the right, etc.

I USUALLY recomment the TRN BT03 but they don't have straight pins, neither... But PIZEN make some adapters with a shorter straight connector so they fit well on both A and B, but they are usually more expensive.

I guess you should get the regiular KZ APTX one, in the end.
 
     Share This Post       
post-15069167
Post #45,827 of 50,408

pumin

New Head-Fier
Joined
Oct 20, 2008
Messages
38
Reaction score
4
Joined
Oct 20, 2008
Posts
38
Likes
4
thank you , then I probably get regular apt-x for now.

I notice TRN BT3S and BT20S just came out. Should I get one of them in 2-pin 0.75 version for my ZS7 ?
 
Last edited:
     Share This Post       
post-15069205
Post #45,828 of 50,408

baskingshark

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jul 6, 2019
Messages
2,699
Reaction score
6,052
Location
Jabberwock Island
Joined
Jul 6, 2019
Location
Jabberwock Island
Posts
2,699
Likes
6,052
Is there a 1DD/5BA coming from KZ? Any details?
https://www.facebook.com/KZEarphones/photos/a.509639299467181/708873412877101/?type=3&theater

It's called the KZ terminator or something like that.
Lately, I am getting very confused as KZ and its subsidiaries CCA/Tripowin (and ?Kbear - are they a KZ subsidiary or just borrowing their shell/drivers?) are churning out multi hybrid/BA IEMs almost every few weeks. Some seem to me to have exactly the same sound signature with just different branding and shells. I'm satisfied with my KZ ZS10 Pro for now, probably won't be jumping to any KZ products for the near future unless they have stellar reviews or prove to not be a sidegrade of their current lineup.
 
post-15069282
Post #45,830 of 50,408

igorneumann

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 8, 2019
Messages
198
Reaction score
153
Location
Spain
Joined
May 8, 2019
Location
Spain
Posts
198
Likes
153
thank you , then I probably get regular apt-x for now.

I notice TRN BT3S and BT20S just came out. Should I get one of them in 2-pin 0.75 version for my ZS7 ?
I have the BT3 and the BT10, I think the BT3s is the APTX version using the BT10 chip...

With the BT10 I have a couple of problems, loads of background noise in the TRN V80 (just in this model, with this adapter, its unusable) and it doesnt connect automatically, I need to tap it on the cellphone's BT menu in order to connect.

No idea about the BT20S but I wanna try them also.
 
     Share This Post       
post-15069391
Post #45,831 of 50,408

pumin

New Head-Fier
Joined
Oct 20, 2008
Messages
38
Reaction score
4
Joined
Oct 20, 2008
Posts
38
Likes
4
I have the BT3 and the BT10, I think the BT3s is the APTX version using the BT10 chip...

With the BT10 I have a couple of problems, loads of background noise in the TRN V80 (just in this model, with this adapter, its unusable) and it doesnt connect automatically, I need to tap it on the cellphone's BT menu in order to connect.

No idea about the BT20S but I wanna try them also.
Thank you again for your insight. so after collecting information, I'm gonna order BT20S w/ 0.75 2-pin version, and let's see.
 
     Share This Post       
post-15069467
Post #45,832 of 50,408

richario

New Head-Fier
Joined
Jun 23, 2016
Messages
15
Reaction score
25
Joined
Jun 23, 2016
Posts
15
Likes
25
thank you , then I probably get regular apt-x for now.

I notice TRN BT3S and BT20S just came out. Should I get one of them in 2-pin 0.75 version for my ZS7 ?
I have used Trn BT20 with KZ AS10 for my daily driver since the AS10 launched. I just got KZ ZS7 and Trn BT20S in the sales, and am enjoying both combinations. I'd heartily recommend the BT20S, they seem to have fixed the issues with the BT20 like the loose charge port/button issue. The new version is rock solid connection wise, has ample power and sounds good with a low noise floor. You can also use them one at a time as they power on and off separately. I also like that they fit securely for activity, you'd have to work pretty hard to make one fall off! I haven't used wires on any of my collection since I got the original BT20, and the new model is just a little better again in every area. Also some sort of IP rating which is a bonus and a better feeling plastic. Love this combo with my Sony Z5 compact, no cables in my foreseeable future!
 
Last edited:
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: baskingshark
post-15069704
Post #45,833 of 50,408

igorneumann

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 8, 2019
Messages
198
Reaction score
153
Location
Spain
Joined
May 8, 2019
Location
Spain
Posts
198
Likes
153
I have used Trn BT20 with KZ AS10 for my daily driver since the AS10 launched. I just got KZ ZS7 and Trn BT20S in the sales, and am enjoying both combinations. I'd heartily recommend the BT20S, they seem to have fixed the issues with the BT20 like the loose charge port/button issue. The new version is rock solid connection wise, has ample power and sounds good with a low noise floor. You can also use them one at a time as they power on and off separately. I also like that they fit securely for activity, you'd have to work pretty hard to make one fall off! I haven't used wires on any of my collection since I got the original BT20, and the new model is just a little better again in every area. Also some sort of IP rating which is a bonus and a better feeling plastic. Love this combo with my Sony Z5 compact, no cables in my foreseeable future!
Does the BT20 requires you to charge them separately or there is any sort of dock/Y cable that came with them?
 
     Share This Post       
post-15069715
Post #45,834 of 50,408

maxxevv

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 15, 2017
Messages
648
Reaction score
704
Location
1 Degree North
Joined
Jul 15, 2017
Location
1 Degree North
Posts
648
Likes
704
Does the BT20 requires you to charge them separately or there is any sort of dock/Y cable that came with them?
The BT20 comes with a split micro-usb charging cable. It allows you to connect up both modules and charge them at the same time.
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: igorneumann
post-15069721
Post #45,835 of 50,408

mbwilson111

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Messages
9,085
Reaction score
15,980
Location
UK-originally from Michigan & Upstate NY
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Location
UK-originally from Michigan & Upstate NY
Posts
9,085
Likes
15,980
post-15069737
Post #45,837 of 50,408

moisespr123

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 27, 2019
Messages
258
Reaction score
135
Location
United States
Joined
Jan 27, 2019
Location
United States
Posts
258
Likes
135
Website
moisescardona.me
I'd love to see if the KZ Terminator could beat my Hidizs MS4 which I now use. Going back to the ZS10 Pro I feel the sound is artificial.
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: LaughMoreDaily
post-15069872
Post #45,839 of 50,408

nraymond

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 24, 2002
Messages
501
Reaction score
721
Location
New England
Joined
May 24, 2002
Location
New England
Posts
501
Likes
721
Anyone else get a message from NICEHCK about their new NX7?
Yes, looks interesting. **** is the only multi-driver earphone with a piezo driver that I thought was tuned ok. Hopefully NiceHCK has figured it out with the NX7.
 
     Share This Post       
post-15069882
Post #45,840 of 50,408

BrunoC

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jun 2, 2017
Messages
160
Reaction score
323
Location
Porto, Portugal
Joined
Jun 2, 2017
Location
Porto, Portugal
Posts
160
Likes
323
Yes, looks interesting. **** is the only multi-driver earphone with a piezo driver that I thought was tuned ok. Hopefully NiceHCK has figured it out with the NX7.
Actually I think the Artiste DC1 is well tuned, with more accent on bass than the ****. It seems forgotten in this forum...
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 7, Guests: 15)

Top