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Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

  1. CesarBR
    Screenshot_2019-12-09-15-16-09-071_com.alibaba.aliexpresshd.jpg I'm not impressed at all with the FR graph
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2019
  2. BadReligionPunk
    Not to crap in KZ's oatmeal but I just got TRN T200 TWS, for $30. Not a huge fan of the tuning, but I will say that they are super light, decently comfortable and have never dropped once in over 30 hours on them. They also make it through an entire 8 hour workday on one charge. They are also waterproof, Aptx and the touch controls work very well. Im actually amazed at how well they do work.

    KZ really has a huge hill to climb.
     
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  3. Mellowship
    From time to time I still go for the ATE, first (and best) edition.

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    Does someone remember the shield case. I still have one, with an ATE inside, sealed.

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  4. mbwilson111
    Mine is not the first edition but I do enjoy my ATE and ATR.

    I enjoy all my older KZs and have not bought the newer ones, although I have bought new offerings from some other brands. My newest model KZ is the regular ZSN that I like well enough to have bought two. I put a balanced cable on one of them. My most recent KZ purchase was an ED7 (the wooden one) that I managed to track down... love that one too. Maybe I just love my music! :)

    Last week the balanced cables arrived that I ordered on 11:11 for a few of my oldies. I have a couple of DAPs with balanced output that I wanted to take advantage of. Here they are:

    top row: red ZS10 (I also have that cable on my green ZS6 V1), and carbon ZST

    bottom row: grey ZS5 V1, and green ZST

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    The group shot does not do the ZSR justice so I tried again.. but it still looks better in real life

    [​IMG]
     
  5. raccoon city
    My first KZ was an ATE-S.
    I didn't care for it due to lack of bass, but I'm a total basshead.
    I do, however, like my other KZ IEMs.
    Those being the ES4 and ZS7.
    I'm very glad I didn't give up on KZ after my one bad experience. [​IMG]
     
  6. Mellowship
    Great collection!
    The ZS5 v1 is still one of my all time favs. I carry one around with me all the time:
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    They are power hungry but they manage to sound great with the KZ USB-c cable.

    Kudos for your reference on Mr Cohen on your signature. I've been listening to his posthumous album lately, it's so good it hurts.
     
  7. mbwilson111
    I know. I can only listen to it when I am sitting quietly alone.
     
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  8. SomeGuyDude
    I keep doing occasional browsing to see if there's anything to go for after the ZSX and... nothing seems terribly appealing. I can't tell if I should be relieved or annoyed.
     
  9. B9Scrambler
    Very nice! This is the first edition though. Opened but unused.

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  10. Slater
    Thanks to @Mellowship and @mbwilson111, I'm dialing back the clock myself with this little gem.

    ZS5 v1 + new Hibiscus cable

    ZS5v1.jpg

    Damn I forgot how clean and musical the ZS5 v1 sounds, especially when amped with a proper low impedance/high current source (not the iPod). These babies deserved a new lease on life with their shiny new cable :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019
  11. Awsan
    Hey everyone this is gonna sound weird but does any one know how does the usual suspects(ZS7,ZS10 pro,ZSX,BLON-03) compare to the ATH-IM70 as I used to own those and want to know what can I expect from these (12.12 discount is not bad found the ZSX for 35$)

    Thanks
     
  12. xxAMAROKxx
    If you wanted to describe your impressions about AS12, I would be very interested :)
     
  13. Caipirina
    still in the mail ...
     
  14. Caipirina
    This is sadly very true!
    Actually, I think most of the stuff on AliX is all future trash (with varying shelf lives) ... and most of it is plastic based.

    Read an article a while ago that clothing is especially bad in that regard, there is so much over production to make sure the shops are full with all colors and all sizes, that even after sales and outlet shops, about 80% goes to the landfill!!!

    We are slowly turning this planet into a ball of plastic ...

    At least, until then, we get to listen to music on our audio gear :)
     
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  15. ShakeThoseCans
    I'd be happy with a better-fitting ZS7. Perhaps one that also doesn't require EQ to tame peaks or harshness.
     

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