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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. emeraldstone
    When I measure the actual size of the nozzle, the outer part (where to silver screen is) is 5.5mm (therefore the 145 is stetched as shown in your pictures) but I do not have a caliper to measure the inner diameter (however the silver nozzle length is 6mm). I do not have SpinFits (using foam atm) but @Keputs may be able to give more feedback.
  2. Slater
    ZS6 oxidizes?
  3. mbwilson111
    Maybe he meant one of the upgrade cables? That silver one that turns green?

    Speaking of ZS6, I recently treated mine to a pretty new cable.... 8 core bronze color balanced by FDBRO


    A new look gives it new life for me and I still love the sound. I paid $7.88. Also available in silver or black. MMCX or two pin. Also IE80 connectors but I have no idea what that is.

    Last edited: Oct 23, 2019
  4. Podster
    Nice looking cable MB, seems like a thicker version of the one KZ made some time back. I bought some of those in both A & B configs as well as the black versions! I've changed out so many KZ cables I've lost track:scream_cat:

    KZ Re-Cabled.JPG

    It was the ZS6 Tri-Braid that oxidized so bad but @Slater has a remedy for that which works very nicely.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2019
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  5. SomeGuyDude
    So what is our best sub-$30 cable, eh? The L-jack and lack of chin slider is irritating me so I'm in the market for a replacement.
  6. Podster
    Mine is the Tripowin C8 and then the YY, Nice & Kinboofi 8/16 cores are nice for the price ranging from $8 to $25:wink:
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  7. westsenkovec
    Yes, that's what I've meant. I also liked the sound but it's fatiguing after a while. And they are loud. With all the drivers I thought the would be harder to drive on the phone but they are too loud for me on the first step.
    I'll try to kill the highs with some modding.

    Which one should I get, the one you linked or this one:


    I need 3,5 unbalanced.

    What was the remedy?
  8. Fransuaa
    Well, I ordered KZ ZSX... Dont really know if I did the best choice... How much could the Blon price drop for 11/11? And what would I do with 2 sets of earphones? So many doubts
  9. Podster
    Strategy change, I now order iem's for my cables:rolling_eyes:
  10. Caipirina
    And then, to top things off, how about some music to play your gear with? :D
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  11. Podster
    That’s the easy part Cai, judt start randommplay play of your faves:beerchug:
  12. Caipirina
    I was referencing the old saying ‘audiophiles don’t buy gear to listen to music, they buy music to listen to their gear’ :wink:
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  13. vsha
    considering the AS10. the noise isolation rating on rtings is what piqued my interest the most.

    Is there a more isolating IEM out there for the price? Has KZ made more/equally isolating IEMs since?
  14. baskingshark
    Haha I have 20 IEMs actually, different IEMs for different moods and music genres. I think some like @mbwilson111 and @HungryPanda may have more. I need to see a psychologist soon about these hoarding tendencies LOL.
    Anyway, the lowest I've seen the BLON go was @ $25 USD on taobao and shoppee. I got it at that price with some vouchers on aliexpress too, but just wait till 11/11 if u can, it's only a couple of weeks away. U can probably stack multiple coupons and get the BLON at a cheaper price I suspect.

    TBH I don't really trust rtings for IEMs, YMMV. But noise isolation is quite dependant on eartips, so I would advise u to try tiprolling. Sometimes foam tips may provide better isolation than silicone ones too. I read in the forums that the KZ ZS4 and ZS3E have great isolation, though I don't own them, so maybe u can check with the rest.

    I don't have the AS10, but I can get about -15 dB isolation with the KZ ZS10 Pro with spinfits. Some of my bandmates use the KZ AS10 for live performances (they stand next to a full set acoustic drum) and I don't see any of them with ringing in their ears at the end haha.
    Not sure if the newer ZSX has better isolation as I don't have it.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2019
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  15. SoundChoice
    Realize that you're missing out on a plethora of sounds and signatures, then go out and buy 10 more.

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