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(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ ZES: This model improves on the KZ ZEX's sound balance in the low and midrange. However, the high frequency range and resolution are degraded.

KZ ZES

KZ ZES

 

 

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Overview of KZ ZES

This review will give an overview of KZ ZES. A complete review of this product can be found here.

 

audio-sound Score

  • Total Score: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Package: 7.5 / 10.0
  • Build quality: 9.0 / 10.0
  • Fitment: 8.5 / 10.0
  • High range: 7.0 / 10.0
  • Mid range: 7.5 / 10.0
  • Low range: 9.5 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 8.5 / 10.0

 

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Basic Specifications
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 40kHz
  • Impedance: 32Ω
  • Sensitivity: 113dB/mW
  • Cable connector: 0.75mm 2pin

 

package

The packaging of KZ ZES is simple and in line with the price. It can be said to be eco-friendly and good.

 

Package contents

The accessories are relatively complete. There are enough eartips.

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  • Eartips

 

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Build quality

The build quality of the exterior is above the price level. The recent evolution of KZ's molding technology is remarkable. The design is also more sophisticated than a poor high-end earphone.

 

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Fit

It feels slightly heavy, but the fit is good.

 

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Sound quality

REW Frequency Response

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Sound quality description

In this review, I use the standard eartips (balance) size L and drive it with the FiiO M15.

 

The KZ ZES has a sound balance that could be described as an improvement on the low-frequency side of the KZ ZEX, providing a warm W-shaped sound that is more balanced in the low and mid frequencies. However, the ZEX is superior in highs and resolution.

 

Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.

 

Sound quality general comment
  • Original Sound Fidelity: A
  • Recommendation: B+
  • Personal preference: C

 

The KZ ZES has the sound of a minor change to the KZ ZEX, with a significant improvement over the ZEX's shortcomings in the lower frequencies. The midrange has also been improved considerably, although some areas have deteriorated.

 

On the other hand, the ZEX has better high-frequency expression and resolution, so it is not a superior model.

 

In the end, CCA CRA, which can be called an improved model of ZEX Pro, is more highly recommended.

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Sound quality features
Pros
  • Superior dynamism
  • Sound with depth
  • Nostalgic
  • Has a sense of richness
  • Good vocal focus
  • Deep, realistic low frequency range

 

Cons
  • lacking in color saturation
  • Lacks exhilaration
  • Lacks high frequency extension
  • Lacks a sense of structure
  • Lacks sound image consistency

 

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General comment

The KZ ZES is a model that addresses the biggest problem of the KZ ZEX, which was to improve the sound balance between the low and mid frequencies. The low frequency range of the ZES is particularly well tuned with good quality, and the connection to the midrange is very reasonable and carefully crafted. Overall, though, it is a subtle model that is hard to say is excellent in its price range or better than the ZEX.

 

KZ ZES

KZ ZES

$31.99