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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. eclein
    ZS10 Pro Blue Plate Special!
    First I’ve seen them....they will be mine!
    I’m waiting on a 16 core NiceHCK cable (pictured a few posts back) for my A10s first, then I’ll try other iems. I love the 8 core version on my NiceHCK Emerald Green M6s!

    Offtopic: I’m getting a pair of the Audiosense T800’s soon, I’m currently using my C16s a-lot, and 8 Knowles drivers may just be the ticket for me.
    My Tin Hifi T3’s were my biggest surprise awesome sounding IEMs that I buy blindly. The A10s, 10 Pros, C16’s all would be a fine stopping point as far as I’m concerned but ..... I’m weak...lol.... I’d love to hear the 24 driver iems I see on AliExpress. Has anyone heard them...I forget who makes them....
    I’m approaching 1000 posts....wow!
    Enjoy the music!
  2. FastAndClean
    C16 sound like a broken radio compared to T800
  3. PhonoPhi
    How do you manage 9 Ohm of T800? (Most of the sources are not designed to handle such low impedance. That exacerbates that "no crossovers" may be a good idea but of a limited practicality, IMHO).
  4. FastAndClean
    what do you mean manage, i use them with my dac and there is no problem at all, no hiss, for other sources i cant comment, i use them only as a desktop solution
  5. KimChee
    My two fav budget iems with cable 130...KZ ZS7 and CCA C16
  6. PhonoPhi
    What I mean are your DAC/sources rated to power 9-Ohm IEM?
    Most are not.
    Just to take a random example (to be specific in what I mean): for Fiio M11, they quote "recommended headphone impedance" as "16~150Ω".
  7. FastAndClean
    is not rated, the lowest impedance on the specs is 16ohms, but i run them balanced and never get past 8 (out of 37) on the volume so there is no problem
  8. PhonoPhi
    The problem is not for the IEM but for the source.
    9 is about between 0 and 16.
    Using "0" is directly short cutting your source.
    What I mean is that trying to draw currents about twice as high, as the source is designed for, may cause problems for the circuitry of the source.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2019
  9. Mlaihk
    I know Audiosense quoted the T800 at 9 ohms but I take that with a grain of salt. For starters, they quote that for DC, which is not what others are normally quoted at. Secondly, I am driving the T800 from my S10+ which has an OI of around 2.5ohm and the T800 sound great with that.
    So I seriously doubt the T800 is 9ohms at 1kHz.....
  10. PhonoPhi
    If T800 impedance would be higher at 1 kHz, this value would be used in the specs. Power consumption of BAs is higher close to the frequencies where they do their job (make sound).

    Apart of directly damaging the source (which may not be likely since most should have some protection against accidental shortcuts), the question is how distorted would be such non-optimal functioning.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2019
  11. courierdriver
    Certainly, one could hear when their source is distorting, or on the verge of doing so.
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  12. LaughMoreDaily
    Can someone tell me what the sound difference was between ED9 v1 and v2? I also noticed different cables on v2? Thanks.
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  14. Naschy
    Hi. I have ZS10 Pros. My dog just jumped on me and now I've lost sound on one side. I think he snapped something inside because when I move it around it cuts in and out.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of a replacement cable? I tried searching but they seem slightly different. I need the mic cable as that's what I usee out and about. Only ones I can find have the black connectors near the shell instead of clear. Can anyone pull up the cable or recommend something better (with cable)?
  15. TheVortex
    This cable will be fine for you and it is super cheap as well. Select the type C with mic.

    Last edited: Jul 30, 2019
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