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Sadly today my iem cable broke as i am quite new to this hobby i have only one spare cable its the old cooper kz cable that came with kz zst
My asf cable broke
And i have two questions
Will the zst cable work with the asf
And what cheap 8/16 core do you recommend from a trusted seller?
 
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I 've got an NICEHCK C16-4 and very like it.
Good construction, really really flexible and soft.

Can easy found them on Aliex
 
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Sadly today my iem cable broke as i am quite new to this hobby i have only one spare cable its the old cooper kz cable that came with kz zst
My asf cable broke
And i have two questions
Will the zst cable work with the asf
And what cheap 8/16 core do you recommend from a trusted seller?
Will thease one be ok in qdc or 2 pin?
 
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Will thease one be ok in qdc or 2 pin?
Sorry to hear about your cable.

QDC is the one; and imaged is a perfectly good cable; TRN T2 would be the cheapest of 16 cores. KBear is a good brand (I like their 16 cores the best, but most of these cables are made by the same factory and rebranded with minor modifications).
 
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New review on the KZ ASX:
 
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New review on the KZ ASX:
I am on team ASX. Maybe I got lucky with a good one, but I like it. Qudelix-5k, KB Ear limpid silver cable, and Azla tips.
 
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Just for a laugh but was just perusing through the Black Friday listing at Penon's website and saw this error...

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Lol! Bought my replacement set in June Aliexpress Anniversary sale for $34 CDN. Obviously, someone got their decimals mixed up. Guessing these should have been listed at about $26.70??
 
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I know this it the KZ thread, but CCA (sister company of KZ) seems to be releasing a new multi driver model (again). Link here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CH9ujkjp_VK/?igshid=i7ely76qxk19




8 BA set? CCA CS16. Once again a confusing naming convention. But more importantly, after the controversial ASX and ASF saga, maybe might be wise to wait for early reviews to filter out first before jumping in to buy.
Friends, the CCA CS16 has just been released on Aliexpress on multiple stores at $90 USD before coupons.
Just search "CCA CS16", some stores do a click bait and lump it with cheaper cables and other KZ/CCA pokemons to generate a "cheaper" price when searching, but I think it is $89 - 90 USD on most stores.

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Achtung: the treble roll off (assuming the store graph is legit) is a bit worrisome. Well I'll wait for reviews, but any brave first adopters?
 
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I hadn't realised that the CCA sub-brand has only just passed its 2 year anniversary. Their prolific release cadence creates an illusion that they've been around way longer.

90 USD is not spare change, so I won't be blind buying these. Any takers? :wink:
 
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Can afford for 70€ (if does not take into account the -10 coupon)

Really like the design !
I must resist, I don't need another 16 stuff from CCA :sweat_smile:

Unfortunatly they didn't equiped with news blacks BAs.....
 

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I hadn't realised that the CCA sub-brand has only just passed its 2 year anniversary. Their prolific release cadence creates an illusion that they've been around way longer.

90 USD is not spare change, so I won't be blind buying these. Any takers? :wink:
Well CCA = KZ. So they can name themselves whatever they want, the KZ bosses still get the moolah in the end, whether you buy a CCA or a KZ. When CCA first came out 2 years back, I thought their house signature was more focusing on a less V shaped tuning compared to the KZs. But seems some of the later releases like CCA C12 and CCA C10 pro are back to V shaped tunings, so kinda hard to predict what tuning will arrive with a new CCA release.

Agreed $90 USD before coupons is a bit fierce. KZ's past few attempts at going near or beyond the $100 USD mark didn't do too well, but I suppose the price of the CCA CS16 will drop after a few weeks post launch. And by then, another KZ/CCA will also likely have launched and be the new flavour of the week.
 
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Well CCA = KZ. So they can name themselves whatever they want, the KZ bosses still get the moolah in the end, whether you buy a CCA or a KZ. When CCA first came out 2 years back, I thought their house signature was more focusing on a less V shaped tuning compared to the KZs. But seems some of the later releases like CCA C12 and CCA C10 pro are back to V shaped tunings, so kinda hard to predict what tuning will arrive with a new CCA release.

Agreed $90 USD before coupons is a bit fierce. KZ's past few attempts at going near or beyond the $100 USD mark didn't do too well, but I suppose the price of the CCA CS16 will drop after a few weeks post launch. And by then, another KZ/CCA will also likely have launched and be the new flavour of the week.
My body is ready for another controversy. Place your bets: will the CS16 be the bestest Pokemon yet, or will it be (in @kmmbd's words) a turd that you can’t polish? Time will tell (probably around 2 weeks from now, give or take) :wink:
 
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I am really tempted, would work out to 70$ with an extra cable after coupons :) But the factory graph looks like the one from KZ ASF, so It might end up being same tuning with elevated bass.
 
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are you able to hear a diffrecnce between a silver platen and pure silver cable
im going to be using them with asf and probabbly with other iems in the future

also is AK audiostore a safe place to buy?
 
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If you haven't got the golden ears, the high end DAP and really goods iems -> you will not notice anything...

Place this cost difference in better IEM.
Tips rolling is more reliable ans have noticiable effect.

AK is good rated but they play some bad jokes while last 11.11 sales....
 

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