Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread
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I have the ZST Pro and ZSN (non-Pro) and I'm eager to purchase another KZ earphone. What would you all consider to be the best value earphone as of now?
I would suggest reading @Slater and @nxnje posts on page 3109 of this thread
 
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Hey guys, i was wondering, what's the difference among the various kz lines?
Like, does each line (zs, ba, as) target a different kind of sign signature?

Also, how do cca iems compare to kz on average? Smoother? Brighter? Bassier? More or less detailed?
They used to do that - HDS line had a different sound than ZSx line, EDx line had a different sound than ATx, etc.

They don’t really do that anymore that I’ve seen.
 
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A $7000 cable may even be able to make this sound better:
My Foot Foot Is a classic that will stand the test of time and be enjoyed by millions for eternity. The way they moved thru differant time signatures is mind bending. Love the chord work and those key changes are insane also. Good stuff.
 
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The Shaggs torturing Americans to this day, wonderful

 
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A $7000 cable may even be able to make this sound better:
next level of progressive music right here :joy:
 
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Seriously. Some future culture is going to crap themselves when they happen upon the shaggs. There will be courses taught at university dissecting the sheer genus of them. KZ will have a special Shaggs edition 10 driver IEM at the insane low price of $28,000.
 
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They arent comparable, and as said before, the ES4 isnt even the best KZ choice at its pricepoint anymore.
Which model do you think is the best at $15?

I like the ES4 better than the ZSN as it sounds natural and life-like and the bass is slammin' with the BA10 cable.

I'm currently using the BA10 cable on the ES4 and it sounds pretty great to me. I'm trying the ZSN Copper on it next and those cables on the ZS10 after that. :wink:
 
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At least this one has free shipping:

No thanks... single crystal copper gold plating is known to create a sibilant 7k spike.
 
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I received the KZ EDR1 today after forgetting I ordered it over 2 months ago. OOTB, vocals are recessed and highs aren't too detailed, but wow is that bass big even if it decays sort of quickly. I suppose this signature would be considered "dark", roughly? The fit for me is surprisingly snug and reminds me a little of the KZ ZS3, which is a compliment if we're talking about isolation. It really isn't bad at all considering I paid a little less than $5 CDN and imo it slightly beats the Nicehck EP10 in mids and highs and about matches it in bass.
 
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Between the ZS10 and ZS10 Pro, which is better?
The ZS10 has a darker signature and is more V shaped. Bass is of greater quantity but muddier with a mid bass bleed. Soundstage is wider than ZS10 Pro and treble a bit more natural sounding on the ZS10. The fit and size of the original ZS10 is an issue for a lot of my friends.

The Pro otherwise is brighter with lesser recessed mids. And the Pro has better clarity, instrument separation, details and comfort/fit.

They are very different sounding, so depends on your preference. But I would say for an allrounder with better technicalities, go for the Pro.
 

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