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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. SinisterDev
    Ah nice! How well does the TRN 16 core cable fit onto the ZS10 Pros? I had ordered the same cable originally for my CCA C10's, but since then I got the ZS10 Pro, which I absolutely love. It's still going to be a few weeks before the cable arrives from China.. I wasn't sure if it'd fit on the Pros,but I guess it does?
  2. Nimweth
    It fits very well indeed. It is also very supple and this results in a comfortable wear.
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  3. lgcubana
    I have the Royal Blue plated and the "black" chrome plated units. I recently did a lot of ABing between them, to test out some cables. I found no discernible difference between them.
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  4. courierdriver
    You are very lucky indeed, to have a dap as fine as the M11. Enjoy it! I hope to get one for Christmas. Gift to myself. From all the reviews I've read or watched on YouTube, the M11 is a giant killer. Nice to hear that the ZS10 PRO scales well with higher quality, more powerful sources. It's really a remarkable performer, and proves that good audio doesn't have to cost several hundred or thousands of $$'s.
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  5. courierdriver
    LMAO! I'm gonna use that descriptor at some point with some audio buddies. SPOONIER! Can't wait to see the puzzled looks on their faces. Best laugh I've had in days! Thanks for that!
  6. SinisterDev
    Awesome! I can't freakin wait to hear Fear Inoculum with the ZS10 Pros! Been much too long since they released new music. I'm glad they finally hopped on the streaming bandwagon too! But I didn't think they officially released any tracks from the new album yet? I thought they've only played 2 new songs in live performances? I don't really stream music. But i thought so far they've just released their 5 older albums to streaming.
  7. SinisterDev
    Ok, since some people shared some music to check out with the ZS10 Pro, I felt the need to share this! Not only did it sound superb with them, even for a YouTube video, I feel like the whole song is an incredible listening experience! But fair warning, if you haven't heard Tatiana from Jinjer sing yet, you are in for a real shock!
    She's inhumanly talented. The whole band is incredibly talented. Theres a good reason why YouTube is loaded with "First reaction" videos of this song! Enjoy!
    I really love how this song sounds on my ZS10 Pro's. It's a really well-recorded live studio session. So there's no post processing effects. It's just raw Jinjer hehe. It has a really nice Soundstage. I wish I could find their albums in some kinda High Res format.
  8. gourab1995
    I think he meant wifi, and mobile radio signals.
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  9. LaughMoreDaily
    The v1 ZS10 has come alive with awesomeness. It just needs a KZ 8 core silver cable and Spinfits (CP145). Wow. This iem has been sitting in a drawer for months... not anymore.

    I think the ZS7 should stay in the drawer. It's good but maybe overrated. It's open backed form makes the sound not as tight or clear as other models. It doesnt sound good using public transportation.

    *** This ZS10 combination sounds perfect with rock music. Especially older music.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2019
  10. citral23
    While the TRN 16 core cable is ok, it has quite long and straight plugs, I don't find it the best fit for ZS10/ZSN series. It fits nicer on ZS7, bqeyz etc. imo. It's soft and non-sticky, it's ok but not a fan of the colors nor the "carbon fiber" plug (What is wrong with ppl who design this, are they need for speed fanbois?)

    Personally I find the KZ upgrade cable incredible for the price, it is extremely close to the KPE cable in shape, feel and colors, without this ugly (imo) middle round thing nor the "carbon" plug. The jack is a little big, only complain. It's really fantastic and nothing beats it for 7-8€ imo https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/32944860811.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.3da26c378Yc2hz

    There's the nicehck 8 core that looks nice silver/copper but has even longer plugs than the TRN 16 cores, and I HATE how sticky it feels and never straightens up.:angry:

    I'm waiting for a yinyoo 8 core to see if it's better hopefully than the nicehck and maybe the TRN
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2019
  11. xxAMAROKxx
    This length of the pins is fine. They fit perfectly, maybe with a spare. Better than short pins that can loose.
  12. baskingshark
    Your KZ upgrade cable looks good. Does it come with a chin slider?
  13. citral23
    No chin slider, never use it when there's one anyway.

    @xxAMAROKxx : I said the plugs, not the pins. The plugs are very long, and straight, that looks and fits a bit strange on ZS10/ZSN imo. If it's fine for you no problem :)

    The KZ "B pin" cable has short plugs, and the pins are recessed in a hollowed housing, if you see what I mean. I think it fits ZS10 pro but actually I need to confirm. There's a gold/silver version with "C pin" that has the perfect connector, but I don't have that one https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/33009271293.html
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2019
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  14. khighly
    They released one song from their new album Aug 7. Do listen to it on good headphones/IEM's. It's a real awesome song.

    On a diffent note, I can't really recommend the KZ T1 unless you can handle the occasional 1-3 second right side dropout, and really low bitrates. If I had to guess, its 64-128Kbps audio, nowhere near the full capability of SBC. So much compression that muddies low highs and highs. They're fine and do work relatively decent, but I wouldn't go in expecting any sort of high audio quaility from these. It's like streaming from a shoutcast server in 2006. I think these might actually sound really decent if the bitrate wasn't a mess.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2019
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  15. Mouseman
    I might have missed it previously -- what are you using for your source? I'm surprised it's falling back to SBC, that's not a good sign.

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