CCA A10 – Review

CCA A10

CCA A10

| 5x Balanced Armature |



🎧 We are reviewing the CCA A10, the newest penta-driver earphone from the brand.

The CCA A10 features a 5 drivers per earpiece in an all-balanced armature configuration (meaning that there are no dynamic drivers inside). The specific balanced armature drivers inside the CCA A10 are: 1x 22955, 1x 30095 and 2x 29689. The 22955 BA is responsible for bass, the 30095 for highs and treble and the 2x 29689 for mids.

If you are obsessed with KZ balanced armature models, you will notice that the CCA A10 holds inside KZ BA drivers. These drivers have been previously seen on the (to name a few):

  • KZ AS16 – having in common the 29689 & 22955
  • KZ ZS10 PRO – having in common the 30095
  • KZ ZSN PRO – having in common the 30095
  • KZ AS10 – having in common the 22955, 29689 & 30095
  • KZ AS06 – having in common the 29689 & 22955
  • KZ ZSN – having in common the 30095
  • KZ BA10 – having in common the 30095, 29689 & 22955
  • KZ ZS6 – having in common the 30095
  • KZ ZS10 – having in common the 30095

You can buy the CCA A10 with or without an inline microphone and 1-button remote. Buying the non-mic model will cost marginally less, but if you find useful having an inline remote-mic, the difference in price will be well worthy.

The CCA A10 can be bought in only a single color option, blue.

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CCA A10 Review

Tests & Scores


W

Weight

CCA A10 weight in Ounces and CCA A10 weight in grams.

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A

Accessories & Packaging

The CCA A10 unboxing results in 3 pair of eartips and the detachable bi-pin cable – this has become a standard for nearly all CCA earphones and KZ earphones.

The unit comes inside a small, rectangular box with a mainly white color and a clean design.

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B

Bass & Sub Bass

Being the reputation that KZ and CCA has built through out their history, users might expect a beefy and boosted bass out of the CCA A10.

Instead, this model has a greatly balanced bass with a tight and fast response. Nonetheless, their lower frequencies do not sound rolled-off nor thin, offering a superb mid-bass and sub-bass that can compete with way more expensive competitors.

Expect a much more refined and better achieved bass response in comparison to older KZ and CCA models.

If you were looking for a thunderous mid-bass and sub-bass for basshead listening sessions, this is not the model for you, the high score here for the CCA A10 was earned for it’s clean and balanced bass.

Applying an EQ, sub-bass can be heavily boosted when required but we feel that it would be a pity to mess up the beautiful bass of the CCA A10.

Through out our extreme basshead tests, the CCA A10 handled up to 40% of the maximum power coming from a FiiO A5 amp. The results showed a very important addition of both depth and punch; the increment will be evident but do not expect any basshead rumble nor impact out of the CCA A10, remaining even lower than the siblings CCA C16, KZ AS16, CCA C10, KZ ZS10 PRO, KZ ZSN PRO, CCA CA4.

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CCA A10
CCA A10

M

Mids & Vocals

The CCA A10 mids have clean mids and no mid-bass bleed – at all!

Male vocals are gentle but not recessed, which results in a pleasant but not too veiled sound experience. Moreover, higher mids are clear but, rarely, show harshy peaks.

Overall, we found the midrange of the CCA A10 to be delightfully tuned with a gentle but not dull nor clinical sound.

Users can easily apply an EQ if wanting a bit more spiciness over vocals and less “shyness” on their male vocals.

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CCA A10
CCA A10

H

Highs & Treble

The CCA A10 highs are bright and open right out of the box without needing any EQ intervention.

In addition to this, the CCA A10 resolves detail without struggling. Seeing the curves below, many may fear of excruciatingly piercing and sibilant peaks, instead the CCA A10 does a phenomenal job remaining fairly non-fatiguing while providing all the benefits of this tuning (brightness, detail and open soundstage)

An EQ  can reveal a huge amount of detail, also, significantly opening up their highs – if overdone you can expect more intense fatiguing peaks.

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CCA A10
CCA A10

SL

Sound Leak

The sound leaking out is substantially lower than average, but the CCA A10 can provide an extremely high output volume. Cranking the volume all the way up, they will become more hearable but you will also be inducing damage to your hearing health and early loss of your hearing capacity.

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SI

Sound Isolation

The sound isolation provided by the CCA A10 is more efficient than most average earphones, partial isolation will be immediately felt.

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CCA A10
CCA A10

C

Comfort

The CCA A10 has the same dual construction material of the CCA C16, CCA C10, CCA CA4, with a metal back plate and a main resin housing. The resin section is translucent, a metal+translucent resin design that has been recently seen on the:

Having the exact same housings size, design and form factor of the CCA C16 and being inline with the KZ AS16, KZ AS06 and KZ AS10, the CCA A10 shares also a very similar level of fit and comfort.

The rounded edges do not end on sharp parts, therefore lowering the risks of ear fatigue or pain. Something to highlight is that the housings will protrude out of the ears.

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EQ

Response to Equalization

The response to EQ of the CCA A10 shown a strong potential to fine-tune their midrange and to add plenty detail and brightness to their highs and treble.

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Frequency Response (raw)

CCA A10 Frequency Response Curve

CCA A10 frequency response curve
CCA A10 frequency response curve

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CCA A10 Technical Specifications

Specifications

Type All balanced armature
Driver Unit 5xBA
Sensitivity 98dB/mW
Power Capacity 3mW
Impedance 15 ohms
Frequency Response 20-40,000Hz
Connector 2-pin, 0.75mm
Cord Y-type
Cord Length 1.2m
Plug Stereo mini plug
Weight Approx. 32g
Supplied Accessories 3x Earphone tips

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FAQ

CCA A10 FAQ

How many drivers does the CCA A10 have?

The CCA A10 is a penta driver headphone. Which means that the CCA A10 has 5 drivers per side.

What type of headphone is the CCA A10?

The CCA A10 is an in-ear headphone.

The CCA A10 is an open, semi-open or closed back headphone?

The CCA A10 is a closed back headphone.

 Does the CCA A10 have a microphone?

The CCA A10 have a microphone and a remote.

What is the price of the CCA A10?

You can check the most up-to-date price of the CCA A10 by following THIS LINK.

Where can I buy the CCA A10?

You can buy the CCA A10 HERE

Which CCA A10 colors are available?

The colors available for the CCA A10 are: blue

What cable do the CCA A10 have?

The CCA A10 have a detachable, Y-type cable.

What cable connection does the CCA A10 have?

The CCA A10 cable connection has a 0.75mm Bi-Pin plug.

Are there replacement cables for the CCA A10 ?

The CCA A10 cables can be replaced with compatible 0.75mm bi-pin replacement cables.

Are there upgrade cables for the CCA A10 ?

The CCA A10 uses 0.75mm bi-pin cables which are very popular standard cables. You can buy any cable with a 0.75mm bi-pin connector to upgrade the cable.

Does the CCA A10 have Bluetooth / The CCA A10 is a wireless headphone?

The CCA A10 does not have Bluetooth but you can buy Bluetooth cables to make the CCA A10 Bluetooth-enabled headphones. Or you can buy adapters such as the FiiO BTR3 to make it wireless Bluetooth.

Is the CCA A10 compatible with Apple devices?

The CCA A10 is fully compatible with Apple devices.

Is the CCA A10 compatible with Android devices?

The CCA A10 is fully compatible with Android devices.

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SCORE

8.8/10


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