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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. LaughMoreDaily
    It's worth buying another ZSA, they're awesome! :) PS: There are better purchases though. :wink:
     
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  2. DynamicEars
    Ok I got what's your point is. So ZS10 Pro is more intimate, crumpled if not sound too harsh to describe. I see. Death Metal isnt my thing so yeah.. So the tonality better but far from great like KPE then. Ok, will surely pass ZS7. I don't have intention to buy since the first time but you know this itchy feeling after not buying new iem so long time (2 months? lol). I guess ZS10 pro will be my last KZ for long time, unless they're coming with something really much better with great tonality. But they did very great, they did much improvement since last time with take down shouty harsh upper mid peak at 3khz, sub bass that dig down lower and other improvements
     
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  3. Coldheart29
    Eh, i've only just started collecting KZ stuff, but don't worry, i'll have a nice stack in no time (i mean, i bought a zst about a month ago, in the next couple weeks i should receive a pair each of zsr and zse, and am already looking at the next upgrade).

    I had a bit more of a sony collection, but most of my iems ended up failing, so now here i am with a modest number of earphones :frowning2:
     
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  4. Nimweth
    I must say I prefer the ZS7 to the ZS10 Pro. The sub bass is amazing, the mids are softer but with a more natural tonality and the treble is more relaxed but still detailed. Also the soundstage is much better with the vented earpieces. I think it's the 50060 armature I don't like, the ZS7 has 29869 and 31005. I feel the same about the original ZS10 and the CCA C10 which have the same drivers as the ZS10 Pro.
     
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  5. citral23
    I know that feeling too well. But honestly, I'm not sure what there is to buy atm. KPE and KB100 are fantastic, you got some of the best single DD and hybrid for acoustic music at perfect price to their performance.

    I got the ZS7 to compliment them for EDM, some hip-hop or metal, and some straight down wearables for work but other than that there's really nothing on the market, at my prices, that would be a good addition.

    I'm waiting for a good affordable all (or single) BA. For now, they all seem meh in the budget / mid-range segment.

    Maybe a planar. Don't like the look nor the fit of the Tin Audio.

    So yeah, waiting. So I have more money eventually if it's justified. I have enough "ok-ish" iems, once you have a great one like the KPE you start to think it's a waste if money to have 3 35€ iems + their 8€ upgrade cables = 129€. That's not a great way to spend, moreso if it's sidegrades or all budget hybrids that sound off.
     
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  6. DynamicEars
    definitely agree. Don't buy OK-ish or "quite good" iems even they're cheap enough. just save to buy Great ones. I've learnt that but often fell into good reviews..

    Yes I got many good and great single DD iems, tfz no 3, KP, EX600, EX1000 etc. I always love DD, until recently I can't get enough from my IER M7. They are crazy good, a bit steep on price though, entry level TOTL. for all BA you may want to check audiosense, a lot of good reviews about them. And wait for BQEYZ Spring 1 is coming real soon with DD+BA+piezo, their design also ergonomic. Competition is tight, even for KZ. Thanks for your opinion
     
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  7. citral23
    Isn't Spring 1 going to be DD + BA + Piezzo?

    I had the DT6 with a Piezzo which I find sounds completely off, horrible tonality, so I'm reserved about that.
     
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  8. DynamicEars
    my bad, yes they will be DD + BA + 7 layers piezo. I have DT6 too with same config, and I'm agree with you (against so many people) that tonality is wrong, not steely, but more like different phase of tonality, not literally out of phase, but when you supposed to boost 2khz and reduce 3khz, they swapped it, like in 8khz and 7khz. I guess that made them sounds weird in tonality. And mid bass bleeds. but they're good for the price, great details and unique semi open back that help to give air to perceived wide soundstage. Sorry for OOT, was talking about ZS7 and more and more.
     
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  9. Coldheart29
    Ok, come 11.11 i might grab a cable for the zst/zsr. I was looking at the nicehck 16 core one, and was wondering how it fare comfort-wise. How does it compare to the stock KZ braided cable? more or less tangly? softer or more rigid?
    Also, any suggestion for a cable like it, but with an angled jack in the same price range (don't wanna spend more than 10/15 bucks on a cable i'll use for earphones that go at most for 30 bucks :V)?
     
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  10. courierdriver
    Then again, so is the ZS10 PRO. And it's a comfortable fit. All depends on what kind of sound signature a person is looking for.
     
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  11. courierdriver
    Sorry, but I don't agree. ZS10 PRO works great on almost anything. While I love my KPE, the ZS10 PRO gives a brighter more detailed presentation. It's an overall more fun sound. It's an excellent compliment to the KPE. Depending on my mood, I often like it more. Not as refined and more raw sounding. Sometimes, with certain kinds of music, I like it better.
     
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  12. LaughMoreDaily
    I find your post interesting as I never listen to my Moondrop Crescent. I'd rather pop on a KZ since the ear hooks make it easier to use on the go. I've never heard my Crescent yet. :frowning2:

    I should have bought a BQEYZ instead.
     
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  13. LaughMoreDaily
    True that. Plus the Pro is only $15CAN more than the $35CAN ZS10.
     
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  14. LaughMoreDaily
    Senfer arent pro's at putting earphones together. :wink: I didn't like my PT15 or DT6.

    No more Senfer or TRN for me. :wink: Just my opinion.
     
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  15. LaughMoreDaily
    Buying those models sound like downgrades unless it was 2017.

    Why not try purchasing newer KZ models first? Check out my signature.
     
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