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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. DynamicEars
    nope dont get me wrong, i just did that rto reduce harshness, but the ZSX isn't bright IEM, ZS10 pro is brighter than ZSX. in fact ZSX is balanced with a bit treble roll off. ZS6 way more bright on highs
     
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  2. khighly
    Crap. I want ZS6 brightness again, high extension :frowning2:

    Frequency charts I've seen for ZSX extend higher than ZS10 Pro /shrug.
     
  3. DynamicEars
    ZSX extension from lower end to higher end is good, but they arent bright, the trebles are not intensive or boosted. Like i said zs10 pro still sounded brighter but with that metallic timbre. Treblehead wont satisfied with ZSX
     
  4. SomeGuyDude
    In fairness the ZS6 was a treble nightmare unless you put some foam tips with a wax guard on them or EQ'd their balls off.
     
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  5. khighly
    I absolutely loved them with just foams. They took a few days to get used to, but they had such a giant soundstage with great separation. Probably my favorite memories of all KZ's. I lost one side of my v1's, and the v2's don't sound the same at all :frowning2:
     
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  6. Crandall
    What's everyone using for EQ on the ZSX?

    On my ES100 (EQ set to wide Q) I've got them down about 1.5db from 2khz-5khz. And about 1db down around 125hz. Keeps the sub bass presence without mid bleed, (kind of)evens out the upper mids. I'd tried setting it to narrow and making tons of notch filters before based on response graphs, but it didn't end up doing much good as far as I could tell.

    Screenshot (Nov 15, 2019 9_41_10 AM) - Copy.jpg
     
  7. ShakyJake
    Do you mean KZ ZS5? There are big differences between v1's and v2's.
     
  8. khighly
    Nope. There are definitely 2 versions of the ZS6. The v1's were treble screamers, v2's have that pulled back A LOT. New does not sound the same as the old. I bought a new pair thinking they'd be the same and I was very disappointed. They kind of sound the same as everything else now lol.
     
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  9. mbwilson111
    That is interesting Some people kept saying there was no version2 of the ZS6. My green one was bought when they first came out so if there are versions mine would be version 1. However, I have had no complaints about the treble. Many users were saying it was too much. Probably my old ears roll it off enough for me.

    Are you saying that you like SCREAMING treble? Recently we have been awakened by a neighbor child who randomly emits very high pitched screams all though the day and night. No idea why. The word "screaming" is a negative one for me.
     
  10. Slater
    There wasn’t a v2 originally, despite some people thinking there was. But ironically, there is now.

    The confusion started when the grey “extra bass” version came out. KZ also randomly updated the nozzle to include a lip, but it wasn’t color-specific. With those 2 points, some people thought there was a v2. However, the truth was at that time, there was only v1 from a sound tuning standpoint.

    However, somewhat recently (about 6-8 months ago from what I’ve determined), KZ DID make a retuned ZS6 v2 version. They dialed down the treble compared to the original v1.

    I own both, and I much prefer the v1. As @khighly implied, the v1 sounds boring and ‘generic’.
     
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  11. gazzington
    Using the zst for the first time in probably a year. Very good, a bargain at the price
     
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  12. kingcro
    Guys... What exactly is detail? ZSX should be more detailed than Blon BL-03, although it doesn't seem like that. ZSX sounds compressed with anything.
     
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  13. mbwilson111
    I am giving my ZST a new life. Recently did the foam mod and during 11:11 I ordered an inexpensive balanced cable for it. Mine is the carbon color so I ordered this one:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33041090347.html

    This one for my ZS10 (red)

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33062590820.html - the bronze option

    This one for my green ZSR

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32913561570.html

    ...and finally.. for my gray ZS5 V1 It was $12 during the sale

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32915038508.html

    All of these were cheaper during the sale and yes, I like all these older models. Looking forward to dressing them up a bit.
     
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  14. gazzington
    Nice cables. What's the mod? I might buy the kz terminator next.
     
  15. mbwilson111
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2019
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