Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread
Oct 7, 2020 at 11:58 AM Post #51,571 of 56,236

slex

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Posts
2,206
Likes
1,895
Location
SG/MY
ZAX? in what way?
I recently own T2plus, it's a fun pair with bass quantity emphasis. Zax is more fun with more definition and tighter lows and bass quality.
 
Oct 7, 2020 at 12:33 PM Post #51,572 of 56,236

moisespr123

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 27, 2019
Posts
275
Likes
157
Location
United States
Just got the ZAX and I’ll have to play with them a bit more and change the cable too but right out of the box they’re nothing like the ZS10 Pro, which are my former pair. They’re both different. And It’s going to come down to preference. These are airy and quite open. It can take some getting used to.
Details are amazing, I can hear those fine details in songs I listen to daily that I didn’t with the ZS10 Pro. Bass is definitely more prominent on the ZAX but it’s just not doing anything for me. It’s lacking that punch im used to.
Rap/Hip hop sounds good with these. But EDM was lacking.
Now vocals...sound horrible. IMO. whether it’s male or female. vocals sound like they’re pushed to the back, while the instruments take the lead on all the songs. I’m going to change the cables tomorrow and see if that makes a difference. But all in all, the ZAX aren’t bad, just nothing special. You're better off waiting to see what else KZ releases.

I agree with the vocal. They are left behind. They sound crisp, but the fact that they are not forward sometimes bothers me (Compared with the forwardness of the Hidizs MS4). But the thing that keeps me using the ZAX is the amount of detail it has over the Hidizs. OR, it may be the fact that the soundstage of the ZAX is more expansive and the vocals feels behind because of this.
 
Oct 7, 2020 at 2:51 PM Post #51,575 of 56,236

Slater

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jun 5, 2015
Posts
13,407
Likes
24,253
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Are the vents in ZAX open?


CBAC61C3-08FD-4C6B-8F13-FF5211046AED.jpeg

Yes
 
Oct 7, 2020 at 4:17 PM Post #51,576 of 56,236

Tonymac136

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 18, 2019
Posts
709
Likes
1,584
Location
Uk
Hands up. Going now towards the extreme budget, more information about EDX?

It's ok. There's a patch in the upper mids that sounds "off" which may come good with more use etc (I've acquired it between the T2Plus and the ZAX so not used it all that much). It's better than EDR1, livelier than ED9, NOWHERE NEAR Blon BL01 at all, more neutral than the MH750 but for that horrid upper mid.
 
Oct 7, 2020 at 9:11 PM Post #51,578 of 56,236

DynamicEars

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 5, 2019
Posts
2,387
Likes
4,476
Oct 7, 2020 at 9:13 PM Post #51,579 of 56,236

IEMusic

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 11, 2020
Posts
5,291
Likes
8,952
Location
Florida, USA
Oct 7, 2020 at 10:41 PM Post #51,580 of 56,236

Wgibson

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 18, 2020
Posts
212
Likes
180
Location
Tulsa, OK
Quick comment on the ZAX, I tend to turn volume up until I can hear good subbass details, and turn volume down based on treble sensitivity, and the ZAX might just hit a sweet spot for me there. Seems like preferred listening volume is rarely mentioned, but obviously makes a huge difference in what people like or don't like. What you listen to of course is also very important, if I can listen to "abrasive" instrumental rock like explosions in the sky or mogwai, at what I consider a reasonable volume, then I usually like it.

Mids/vocals are another can of worms, but I think ZAX does those pretty well too, or at least good enough / not bad enough for me to notice.
 
Oct 8, 2020 at 12:33 AM Post #51,581 of 56,236

alamnp

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 15, 2020
Posts
558
Likes
559
Location
United States
Oct 8, 2020 at 12:42 AM Post #51,582 of 56,236

DynamicEars

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 5, 2019
Posts
2,387
Likes
4,476
thank you, i think I will pass for a sterile sounding IEM. stick with I3.

its not sterile IEM definitely. EJ07 is, or Monarch
 
Oct 8, 2020 at 12:49 AM Post #51,583 of 56,236

alamnp

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 15, 2020
Posts
558
Likes
559
Location
United States
Yes it a keeper, $400? I could get i3 for $110 now ,my Zax are $53😄

wait? where did you get i3 for $110? please let me know. I will get it for myself. :)
 
Oct 8, 2020 at 12:50 AM Post #51,584 of 56,236

alamnp

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 15, 2020
Posts
558
Likes
559
Location
United States
its not sterile IEM definitely. EJ07 is, or Monarch

actually debating either getting i3 or starsea, what do you think since I saw that you have i3...?

actually I want to get mangird tea... do you think I should save up and get mangird tea instead of I3 or starsea?
 
Last edited:
Oct 8, 2020 at 5:25 AM Post #51,585 of 56,236

DynamicEars

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 5, 2019
Posts
2,387
Likes
4,476
actually debating either getting i3 or starsea, what do you think since I saw that you have i3...?

actually I want to get mangird tea... do you think I should save up and get mangird tea instead of I3 or starsea?

depends on what do you need. Tuning wise starsea is better to me, but i3 have planar on their mids, it is great for this price range, with plenty of details and very fasttt.

mangird tea also great, i think tea is above both but check their FR, they are more like mid specialty IEMs, with very lean pinna gain.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top