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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. BowWazoo
    Thank you.

    Alpha7 II + Tamron 28-75mm.

    Pic 1 & 3 are stacked with Zerene Stacker from 20 pics
     
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  2. lgcubana
    Waiting to 11.11 could be to your advantage. As on the Blon thread, members are waiting for their 2nds or 3rds, to see if there's a variance between the Brown (really gunmetal) and the Silver models.
     
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  3. Slater
    No need to break the bank for some expensive and ‘fancy’ cable. I’m willing to bet that you already have a cable that will work.

    Or you can, of course, use the stock cable (I found that removing 1 of the 2 ear guide layers was all that’s needed to make the stock cable perfectly usable).

    I also highly recommended the $3 KZ copper ZSN cable, but you’ll have to reshape the stock 2-pin socket time get it to fit.
     
  4. Slater
    Blon thread?
     
  5. mbwilson111
  6. shockdoc
    Is the Blon REALLY that good? It convincingly bests numerous multi-driver IEMs? Or is it just another flavor of earphone that's fun to listen to?
     
  7. BowWazoo
    How does the zs10 pro differ from the sound to the AS16?
    is the as16 to be considered as an upgrade?
     
  8. raccoon city
    I like that cable!
    How difficult is that mod?
     
  9. Slater
    It's not hard. Do you have a wife, girlfriend, sister, etc who is really good at filing their nails? They could probably do it in a few minutes, as it's very similar.
     
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  10. raccoon city
    I don't file my own nails, but it sounds like I could do it myself.
    (I would rather do it myself than ask the women in my life to do it.) [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2019
  11. Slater
    Well, I'm just saying that they've been doing it for years/decades. So if you've never done it in your life, I don't know if an IEM would be the very 1st thing I would learn on. I would hate to find out that you permanently messed up the socket on your Blon. It's a 1-way street; if you remove too much material or mess it up in some way there's no way to fix it. Fingernails grow back; 2-pin sockets do not.

    If you do choose to attempt it yourself, I wish you luck sir!
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2019
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  12. ShakeThoseCans
    Just tried out my brand-new KZ ZS10 Pro I received last week. I'm pleasantly surprised.

    I was wondering if it would sound 'steely,' like in so many of the complaints here. But it actually sounds less steely, IMO, than my ED9 or ZS7. The tuning is relatively neutral for a KZ, and the steely sound doesn't impose itself universally. It is evident on strings, though.

    Comfort is okay, not quite as nice as my CNT-1, but not bad at all. They kind of just disappear from your notice, no discomfort. I'm using stock tips, but they actually feel a little big, so I may change them later. They are snug and secure.

    For a general-purpose IEM for $35, I can recommend them so far. The sound is relatively clean and crisp for something in that range, and unlike the CNT-1 I don't find vocals to be recessed. It positions the vocals fairly well. Percussion and bass isn't weak, although it can't do all the tricks my CNT-1 can. Bass is not quite as explosive as on the KZ7, of course, as it appears to be a more neutral tuning overall. Arcade Fire is still better on the KZ7.

    The cable doesn't give me any microphonic issues, and because of its good fit, I could see using these as an exercise IEM for gym or biking or something. I'll have to try it on transit. Makes me wonder how the ZSX and C12 fit in comparison.

    I don't know if there is any driver flex with mine. My KZ7 are impressive, but they make my ears ring like crazy.
     
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  13. ShakeThoseCans
    Also, the ZS10 Pros make a kind of "thwack" sound coming out of my ears, so I don't know what that means.
     
  14. voicemaster
    Are you using a silicone tip? if so, it might just be the sound of the tips squinching (is this even a word?).
     
  15. ShakeThoseCans
    Yes, it's the tips making the noise. I just wondered if there was any meaning to it. Sounds like there was a good deal of energy left over from the process of removing them.
     

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