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I bought mine on Amazon and it has a delivery date Tuesday June 18th. I ordered them on June 5th.
Yeah I heard that there were some delays. Let me know how you like them when you get them. :D
 
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Yeah I heard that there were some delays. Let me know how you like them when you get them. :D
It's actually not to much delay. 13 days from China isn't bad. I've waited much longer for stuff. I'm thinking they want to get the Amazon orders out asap so they can get some reviews.
 
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I tried so bad to like the KPE but i cant fully love it :frowning2: Why...

My relationship with KPE is like hate love story. Some songs sounds good to me. But when it gets muffle, oh crap... i do really wish it's more airy and has the open-ness on it.

Anyone wanna buy this? I perhaps will return it :/ i just checkout ex800st which should have a better open-ness. Ive been comparing the KPE and my old ZS5v1, damn the ZS5v1 soundstage is crazy good. Only one thing that I hate about ZS5v1 is 6-8khz peak. Sometimes it will hit sibilant level.
 
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I tried so bad to like the KPE but i cant fully love it :frowning2: Why...

My relationship with KPE is like hate love story. Some songs sounds good to me. But when it gets muffle, oh ****... i do really wish it's more airy and has the open-ness on it.

Anyone wanna buy this? I perhaps will return it :/ i just checkout ex800st which should have a better open-ness. Ive been comparing the KPE and my old ZS5v1, damn the ZS5v1 soundstage is crazy good. Only one
thing that I hate about ZS5v1 is 6-8khz peak. Sometimes it will hit sibilant level
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A simple mod which can fix it would be adding one layer of 3M micropore onto the nozzle before mounting the tip. Like this:
It tames the high peaks nicely and if it's too much you can poke a hole using a needle or a toothpick.
 
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I tried so bad to like the KPE but i cant fully love it :frowning2: Why...

My relationship with KPE is like hate love story. Some songs sounds good to me. But when it gets muffle, oh ****... i do really wish it's more airy and has the open-ness on it.

Anyone wanna buy this? I perhaps will return it :/ i just checkout ex800st which should have a better open-ness. Ive been comparing the KPE and my old ZS5v1, damn the ZS5v1 soundstage is crazy good. Only one thing that I hate about ZS5v1 is 6-8khz peak. Sometimes it will hit sibilant level.
I think your KPEs or cable may be defective. I have read and understand many complaints about the KPEs lack of mid bass or troublesome fit for some but muffled sound?
The KPEs are clean clear and alive, I can hear double voices and faint background instruments coming through other instruments mics.
I've never heard any track as muffled so I would return them for repair or return them altogether. Good luck
 
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A simple mod which can fix it would be adding one layer of 3M micropore onto the nozzle before mounting the tip. Like this:


It tames the high peaks nicely and if it's too much you can poke a hole using a needle or a toothpick.
COOL! ill do that to my ZS5!

I think your KPEs or cable may be defective. I have read and understand many complaints about the KPEs lack of mid bass or troublesome fit for some but muffled sound?
The KPEs are clean clear and alive, I can hear double voices and faint background instruments coming through other instruments mics.
I've never heard any track as muffled so I would return them for repair or return them altogether. Good luck
On certain songs, it sounds so LIVELY! but in certain songs, the vocal sounds like a speaker that is being wrapped with towel. The midbass leak to vocals. Am i the only one having this problem?
 
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COOL! ill do that to my ZS5!


On certain songs, it sounds so LIVELY! but in certain songs, the vocal sounds like a speaker that is being wrapped with towel. The midbass leak to vocals. Am i the only one having this problem?
I have never personally experienced anything like that with the KPEs.
 
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COOL! ill do that to my ZS5!


On certain songs, it sounds so LIVELY! but in certain songs, the vocal sounds like a speaker that is being wrapped with towel. The midbass leak to vocals. Am i the only one having this problem?
There have been reports about condensation and other issues with the KPE.
I never had it with mine, but when I received the Crescents they had been at the doorstep at around 0°C for a day and ther was condensate in the package.
They sounded very muffled, and after a few days of letting them dry they were OK.

Could that be it?
 
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I tried so bad to like the KPE but i cant fully love it :frowning2: Why...
My relationship with KPE is like hate love story. Some songs sounds good to me. But when it gets muffle, oh ****... i do really wish it's more airy and has the open-ness on it.
On certain songs, it sounds so LIVELY! but in certain songs, the vocal sounds like a speaker that is being wrapped with towel. The midbass leak to vocals. Am i the only one having this problem?
How many playtime hours your KPE has?
About little "muffled" sound, I had such brief period before it was "fully burned in" (after about 90+h).
Also, KPE has kind of "condensation" problem with nozzles/filters... have You checked nozzles when experiencing such problem? It kind of "cloggs" filters and makes sound "muffled".
I love my ZS5v1 too but I much prefer the coherency and clarity/details of KPE. Seems You have somekind of issue with Your KPE. Maybe little underpowering also added "in mix" (mA)?
 
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There have been reports about condensation and other issues with the KPE.
I never had it with mine, but when I received the Crescents they had been at the doorstep at around 0°C for a day and ther was condensate in the package.
They sounded very muffled, and after a few days of letting them dry they were OK.

Could that be it?
How many playtime hours your KPE has?
About little "muffled" sound, I had such brief period before it was "fully burned in" (after about 90+h).
Also, KPE has kind of "condensation" problem with nozzles/filters... have You checked nozzles when experiencing such problem? It kind of "cloggs" filters and makes sound "muffled".
I love my ZS5v1 too but I much prefer the coherency and clarity/details of KPE. Seems You have somekind of issue with Your KPE. Maybe little underpowering also added "in mix" (mA)?
Mine has more than 80hrs play time. Run it during the weekend as i got it last two weeks.

It's already summer, should be a no prob for a condensation problem.

All i say, my kpe mids sounds congested which mix up with lows. I need to crank up the volume to settle it a lil bit but it's still not the best.
 
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All i say, my kpe mids sounds congested which mix up with lows. I need to crank up the volume to settle it a lil bit but it's still not the best.
It's been a while since I've had the KPE, but I always experienced the mids as very clear, detailed, holographic and open.

I had my issues with lower mids and upper bass, that was not as defined and clean/clear as I'd like.
One example is Aurora's "Running with the Wolves" where her voice is beautifully clear and floaty, the rolling bass is deep and powerful, but then there are those busy passages where the sound gets kind of messy. If this is what you are describing I can follow.
Even my modded JVC FD02 has a little difficulty with that, the Astell & Kern T8iE MKII is the first one for me that keeps things clean, clear and separated. But that one has an MRSP of $1200.
 
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Anyone using an upgraded cable for your KPE? Links?
 
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There have been reports about condensation and other issues with the KPE.
I never had it with mine, but when I received the Crescents they had been at the doorstep at around 0°C for a day and ther was condensate in the package.
They sounded very muffled, and after a few days of letting them dry they were OK.

Could that be it?
KPE aren't as bad as Crescent. I rarelly had this issue with KPE, Crescent on the other hand I don't think I ever got to listen for more than 2 hours. Less than an hour if A/C is on.which is a shame cause I like Crescent more than KPE, I'd gladdly pay $200+ for them if they made a version with the same sound withiut the condensation problem.
 
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