Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread
Sep 21, 2021 at 2:14 PM Post #56,687 of 57,583

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lol - yeah I saw your review on AliE :smile:

I like neutral but I can't tolerate a complete lack of bottom end. I lived with that on the Etys for so long; never again. Sold my AKG k702 for the same reason, but admittedly I had them under-amped a bit. Some people think the bass is fine on those. I thought it was near non-existent.
 
Sep 21, 2021 at 2:44 PM Post #56,688 of 57,583

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Hey all you old skool KZ fans :grin: (I've often wondered if the DT was for Dee Throned, surely KZ was not thinking the ED9's:scream:):thinking: Just posted this shot over in the "Show off your iems/Buds and Access" thread behind the Vampire and his Empire Ears$$$:smirk:

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Actually listening to these on the 5K right now and they are still outstanding (albeit on the heavy side) for their cost :grin:


Love me some Natalie and how about these players eh:beerchug:
 
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ZEX order placed. I received CCA NRA and pretty liked it (cons will be recessed lower mid) and hope ZEX gets a bit better tuning than NRA.
 
Sep 22, 2021 at 7:46 AM Post #56,691 of 57,583

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ZEX order placed. I received CCA NRA and pretty liked it (cons will be recessed lower mid) and hope ZEX gets a bit better tuning than NRA.

The NRA is supposed to have the better tuning according to the official CCA store. I have both on the way along with the CA24. I will graph them all when they arrive to see what the differences are.
 
Sep 24, 2021 at 3:22 AM Post #56,693 of 57,583

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Thank you for these recommendations. The entire KZ line is essentially all in my budget range so even the ZSX/ZAX/ZAS are within reach. Preferences I don't have anything specific other than something close to the sound of the ZSN with decent bass response. I usually prefer foam tips which have done a lot for tamping down the sibilance on all the KZ's I've used especially with the ZSN where it was almost necessary.

I'll be taking a closer look at all of these recommendations and go from there. This at least helped me narrow down my options quite a bit. :)
I would recommend ZAS. Its a great iem, its clean sounding with fantastic layering and good extension on both ends. I absolutely love it, enjoy it for the price. I would suggest changing the cable depending on your sound signature preference. For me, Kbear Limpid Pro cable worked, it brought out the mids, and I noticed an overall refinement and slightly controlled bass. Perfect for my taste.
I have reviewed multiple iems around this price range, this one's highly recommended!

Note: I bought the ZAS by paying full amount so I am not speaking for the brand. Either way I dont receive stuffs from brands, its mostly borrowed from friends or I purchase them. :p

But honestly I recommend ZAS. Good luck :)
 
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First time that I have ever tried IEMs with a desk top amp....:)

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Well given in to the hype : got ZAS to replace my ZSX, both paired to Tripowin C8
Definitely worth the upgrade, initial impressions more coherent and improved lower-range performance and transitions.

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Well given in to the hype : got ZAS to replace my ZSX, both paired to Tripowin C8
Definitely worth the upgrade, initial impressions more coherent and improved lower-range performance and transitions.

(Sorry for duplicate post, not able to find any way to remove it :slight_frown:)
 
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