KZ ZS10 IEM
KZ ZS10 IEM
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A favorite among budget-conscious audiophiles, KZ offers multiple-driver IEMs at shockingly low prices. The ZS10 model continues the tradition, featuring a hybrid configuration of five drivers per ear: four balanced armature and one dynamic Read More

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I had the problem that with factory ear tips they would not stick to my ears at all. Took the biggest tips from another product I had at hand and suddenly I was pleased with the sound and fit. I don't rate that as a negative, because the human ear is so individual designed, it is actually like a fingerprint. I was not lucky that they fitted out of the box.. Now after more listening: Still there is something about what I find the highest mid and high range especially on vocal and classical tunes. Or the song Birds of Chicago "Till its Gone" I like to refer to here. Allison Russell has a warm voice I think which is not represented the best way and even the Clarinet she plays comes along with that high pitch at times in this tune and then the last seconds of the song is applause clapp from several hands, hmmmm....? BUT THEN I WAS LISTENING TO THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN3g8tEJZJs&index=5&list=RDD-h6MoF7HLA
after actually listen to "UNCOMPRESSED" (192bit) music I am pretty impressed with the KZ SZ10, They turned from lustless/ lifeless into extraordinary audiophile!!! What a difference!!! The Birds of Chicago song was a simple mp3 file down boiled to 128bits which is obviously a very limited audio experience.
BoltPow3r
6
Sep 22, 2018
Hmmm, found these on gearbest for 33€ (with mic + shipping). I'm looking for something with a bit more "umpf" (bass) at the same price point. Any suggestions?
ckrtfan
0
Aug 30, 2018
$20 on amazon...
ckrtfan
0
Aug 30, 2018
Oops you guys are right, I saw the cheaper model that looks the same.
DryRunGoods
19
Sep 22, 2018
I’ve read that the ZSTs are best for drummers. Are these comparable?
gyroknight
3
Aug 28, 2018
These, the Tin Audio T2s, or something else? Trying to get some better IEMs compared to my HIFIMAN Bolts.
LecheIsBad
0
Sep 26, 2018
Could you drop the link?
gyroknight
3
Sep 26, 2018
They were on sale on AliExpress, but not anymore. I'd just keep an eye on the listings; I'm not sure when it would go on sale again. Massdrop has done drops on them as well.
Slater91
203
Aug 27, 2018
While I had high expectations from the ZS10, I found out that they are not nearly as good as I wished them to be. They're technically capable, but their tuning results in a mess - they sound just wrong. You can read my full review here: https://www.soundphilereview.com/reviews/kz-zs10-review-2203/
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sucram65
50
Sep 23, 2018
Disagree.
ssnjrthegr8
17
Aug 2, 2018
Just pre order the KZ AS10 (5 BA per side) for $48 from AliExpress (use coupon code: Facebook)
Kallidean
8
Aug 1, 2018
I got a pair of these and really wanted to like them. Cheap, multi driver with hybrid architecture. But on first listen they sounded faded, tinny, underwhelming. I tried every eartip in the shipped package and none of them fit or sealed right. But... when I applied a little finger pressure on them into the ear, suddenly the soundscape changed completely. There was bass, there was presence, they actually sounded decent. I went online and ordered a set of eartips from Amazon. It was a pretty wide range of lengths, thickness and materials but cost around $12 (I think). After finding a good fit, I am happy to say these little headphones sound pretty good. This only leads me to believe that many in-ear units could probably sound much better with the right eartip fitting. Overall, I guess I'm pretty happy with mine after getting the fit dialed in. They don't distort, have a good tonal range and are pretty comfortable to wear. If anyone gets these and aren't happy, I recommend investing in a good set of eartips before returning them outright. You might be surprised.
G3n3r1c
147
Aug 30, 2018
Yes, the sound very thin and cold with the factory silicone tips. New Bee foam tips maximize the bass and bring them closer to neutral. About $7 at Amazon.
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RIYO Replacement Eartips Earbuds Tips Memory Foam Earbuds for 5mm-7mm Earphone Nozzles Black S/M/L -12pcs
For $1.60 more I can get these a from Amazon with two day prime delivery. Whoever negotiated this deal got played like a garage sale violin. When proposing a discount to a manufacturer because of the "mass" sales that will result, I would expect a price that not even Amazon can touch. The HD6XX kind of deal is what I'm talking about....this one is just a joke in comparison.
When did The Phonograph become a respected industry reference website? Every time that I've perused the website I'm always left with the impression that it's run by a kid in high school who saves up his weekly allowance to splurge on cheap Chi Fi earphones and the corporate offices are located in his bedroom (in his parents house). Apologies to the website operator if he's actually a 40 year old dude (who still lives wth his parents, of course)... but I just have great difficulty taking the website seriously.
ssnjrthegr8
17
Aug 2, 2018
Yeah you're right about the phonograph reference
G3n3r1c
147
Aug 30, 2018
Exactly, I have no idea why these are on Massdrop at this price...
JoeBi
Jul 31, 2018
Is this better than the Final Audio E2000?
malvinvnv
75
Aug 4, 2018
Sorry for the slow reply. I did heard the T2, and I can't really say it beats the E2k and Tenores frankly. I notice that both E2000 and Tenores are actually smoother, and perhaps distorts less in the treble region whilst the T2 can sound a bit harsh and brittle when it comes to higher pitched sound. The Tenores would probably be the one with the perceivably most bass, and it's actually quite in line with the tuning as well, since it aims for a very fun, yet somewhat decently well managed V-shaped soundsig.
The E2k tends to be V as well, as compared to the warm and thick E3000. It has less impact on the subbass region but the midbass actually lends it a very nice, very Final Audio-like house sound. It works the best with vocal tracks and those that are not really requiring the drivers to produce fast transients like rap songs or electronics.
The T2 I would say is quite the balanced compromise between both, even factoring in the slightly brittle treble regions. Its bass actually extends low enough to give the fun in electronic music. It's not gonna rattle your head any time soon, but it does subs pretty well. The midbass is not as pronounced as the E2k and can play quite well with quite a lot of genres. The mids are not the most lively vs the E2000 but it is quite a bit better than the Tenores on account fo the less heavy bass.
As for the FH1, I did tried it a while back but unfortunately, I can't really remember what it sounds like and I'd rather not comment on it lest I give the wrong directions as it may affect the subjective impression as well. Sorry about that.
Hope this helps though
JoeBi
Aug 28, 2018
Thanks
ChaoticKinesis
70
Jul 31, 2018
These are one of the worst earphones I've ever heard and, despite being the most expensive KZ to date, it's the only one I find unlistenable. If you look at any frequency response graph, you'll see a huge spike in the 2-4 kHz range of 10-15 dB. Many KZ hybrids have a similar spike but this one is the worst by far. It translates into painfully harsh upper mids for many people. I literally can't listen to instruments like violin and trumpet on these without turning the volume way down because it hurts. For what it's worth, their bass is nice but not really better than the bass on other recent KZ hybrids.
Honestly, for a fraction of the price the KZ ED-16, ES-4, ZSA, and ZSR are all superior options. I've never personally known someone who thought the ZS-10 sounds better than any of the above but I know many who think the reverse. The ED-16 in particular sounds quite neutral and can compete with much more expensive IEMs, while the ES-4 is the better choice if you like a V-shaped response.
If you don't mention swapping tips how am I supposed to know that? I have no way of knowing what you do or do not have at your disposal. Something I can know is that based on even cursory glances at forums/reviews the main issues MOST people have with these IEMS can be resolved by switching to a pair of tips that actually compliment the sound as opposed to aggravating it. As far as my comment on the tips being garbage perhaps that was too general of a statement & I was a bit harsh. They are garbage for THESE particular iems & for people who don't have the ability to engage in intercourse via the ear canal. 😁 Jokes aside I'm certain that you can get better offerings at this price point & even lower, but it's probably not coming from within KZ's own line up. Then again sound is fairly subjective so no point in arguing over it, if you felt that the other KZ models are superior that's cool.
ChaoticKinesis
70
Aug 2, 2018
I don't think it's necessary to mention tip swapping when discussing the fact that these IEMs have an unusually nasty spike in the upper-mids. My point was that basically everything in the KZ lineup is superior to these, while also being at a significantly lower price point.
At a price point similar to these, one can also buy the TinAudio T2, which many regard as the best Chi-Fi IEM on the market and can absolutely compete with major brand IEMs at several times the price.
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