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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. froidy
    Hi all, I just got a set of ZS10 Pro based on good reviews here and love them! Have been lurking and reading a heap of pages in this thread so thanks for all the advice and input :)
    The large stock tips fit me reasonably well and give a decent seal but I am thinking about getting some new tips. Would the Spinfit CP145 fit? I'm either looking at those or some Comply Isolation/Comfort 500 tips.
    Thanks!
     
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  2. voicemaster
    Bro, I bought JHaudio roxanne ($1400) and that thing is sibilance monster and it hurt my ear within 30 minutes of using because the damn nozzle is just too big. My ear hole can only stretch so much. Then come 1964audio with its "budget" offerings ($500 - $900) for their universal IEMs which I love back then, but they also starting to get way too expensive now.
     
  3. voicemaster
    Comply is good. Try newbee comply too if you want a cheaper option.
     
  4. baskingshark
    I don't use foam tips but spinfit CP100 fits the KZ ZS10 pro for me well. Provides more comfort and isolation than stock tips, YMMV.
    Not sure about CP145, don't have any on hand.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2019
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  5. Caipirina
    I blame it on my old ears that I cannot hear any compression ... few years ago I did a test and could very well hear the difference between 320 and 128 mp3s .. I am obviously deteriorating ... maybe a blessing in disguise?
     
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  6. SinisterDev
     
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  7. courierdriver
    Iems are a totally different animal, compared to over ear headphones. There's lots to be said for headphones; better stage, openness, bass definition, etc. For me though, the best of the best, are too heavy and make my ears sweat. My HE4XX weigh a ton, and I wanna take them off after 20 or 30 minutes because my ears start to get too hot. I'm ready to sell them. Only over ear cans I have (and will keep) are my Takstar Pro82. They sound great, and are very lightweight. I can wear them for hours. Of my current crop of iems, they all sound a bit different, and I can't decide which ones I like better. It depends on the type/genre of music I'm listening to at the time. That's what's so great about them. If you look at it in terms of over ear headphones or even speakers, you have to spend hundreds or thousands....and even if you do, there's no guarantee that they will sound great no matter what kind of music you throw at them. That's why I like iems...you can get them cheap enough, so you can experiment with different sound signatures. You're not investing thousands in a set of headphones or speakers that can only do one or two genres great, but everything else sounds like crap. We are in an age now, with iems, that we can afford to buy multiple sets to experiment with, depending on genres. I like to listen to all types of music, so in my experience, I've never found a single transducer that works awesome with all music. That's why it's great to have so many great affordable choices, nowadays. People DON'T have to spend several hundreds or thousands on great sounding gear. These newer iems are letting people get many different sets, for less than a single set of TOTL iems...which may sound outstanding with 1 or 2 genres, but don't cut it with others. Less expensive iems that are tuned well for certain types of music, make it easier to get a great sound with whatever types of music you feel like listening to at any given moment. That's why I love this iem/personal audio hobby. You don't have to be tied down to one specific set, because there's enough affordable stuff out there that you can own more than one set. Try doing that with a speaker based system for example. You will quickly end up in bankruptcy.
     
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  8. SinisterDev
    Ah, y'all are killing me haha. Now I wanna check out the ZS7, but honestly that ZSX is looking gorgeous! I wonder how they'll sound...? Might have to wait for those to come out and pick up a pair. I'll have to see how the community feels about em. Lol my collection is slowly growing, and I think my obsession might be too lol.. Just a little...
     
  9. courierdriver
    :triportsad:
    Wow...that's so much coin, for a set that doesn't live up to your expectations and that you can't even enjoy for a long period of time. That really sucks! It's why I've set a budget for myself. I couldn't even imagine how I'd feel if I dropped a grand or more on a set, and then didn't like them.
     
  10. courierdriver
    +1 I like the Newbee's best for most of my iems. They are soft and comfortable. The Complys feel rough and scratchy in comparison. The Newbee also has a wider bore, so the mids and treble sound intact, but provide a good seal for deep bass. The Complys sound bass heavy, and mids and treble muffled.
     
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  11. courierdriver
    As many of us here are fond of saying: "Welcome to headfi...sorry about your wallet!"
     
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  12. Tamirci
    No no no :) I think with a bit of work it will shine amongst others! I'll be posting the final status of my as16 in 2 weeks.
     
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  13. LaughMoreDaily
    Who orders iems with their wallets? The Chinese?
     
  14. LaughMoreDaily
    How does the ZS10 Pro stack up against the BA10? Is the later still worthy of purchase?
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2019
  15. LaughMoreDaily
    I thought you were going to say: "a huge pain in the ass" but I guess you dont put your wallet in your back pocket. :wink:
     

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