KZ ZSN – Review

KZ ZSN


KZ ZSN

| Balanced Armature | 10mm Dynamic Driver |





🎧 We are reviewing the KZ ZSN, the latest dual driver from KZ, with a very attractive design.

The KZ ZSN features a dual hybrid configuration with 1 dynamic driver and 1 balanced armature.

The dynamic driver has a diameter of 10mm and the balanced armature used in the KZ ZSN is the 30095 – this is the same BA as the KZ ES4, KZ BTE, KZ ZS4, KZ BA10, KZ AS10, etc.

The housings have a metal back plate and a main translucent, colored housing. The combination of these pieces and the design results in a fancy-looking aesthetic.

The cable of the KZ ZSN is the same detachable bi-pin as on every KZ earphone. In particular, the cable of the KZ ZSN has the angled-type of connector and a newly transparent connector end.

The KZ ZSN can be easily transformed into a Bluetooth wireless earphone by buying any of these compatible cables:

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KZ ZSN Review

Tests & Scores


W

Weight

KZ ZSN weight in Ounces and KZ ZSN weight in grams.

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A

Accessories & Packaging

The KZ ZSN unboxing results in 3 pair of eartips and the detachable cable.

The unit comes inside in the same packaging size and style of almost every latest KZ earphone.

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B

Bass & Sub Bass

The KZ ZSN bass is rich and vivacious. Mid-bass is extremely punchy yet not too bouncy nor boomy and sub-bass is very deep.

KZ earphones are never shy-sounding nor relaxed; the KZ ZSN follows the line and sound signature of most KZ earphone with a fun and very full-bodied sound.

Expect a super energetic response that will cover every music genre and even fulfill intense-bass listeners.

Applying an EQ, massive punch and depth can be revealed.

Handled by expert bassheads, the KZ ZSN can be transported into basshead territory, offering a respectable amount of rumble and impact. To do this, we needed to feed them with 45% of the maximum power of a FiiO E12 (FiiO A5) with a custom basshead EQ.

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M

Mids & Vocals

The KZ ZSN mids are warm and full-sounding, some mid-bass bleed is present but does not add excessive congestion to their whole midrange.

Male vocals are not distant nor laid back and female vocals are very clear. Higher mids are crisp and not recessed.

To be honest, the midrange of the KZ ZSN is virtually the same of the KZ ES4.

With an EQ, their midrange can be polished and fine tuned to a cleaner lower and mid midrange and a smoother higher mids response that will also show less harshness

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H

Highs & Treble

The KZ ZSN highs are very bright and resolve a nice amount of detail. These are not rolled-off sounding earphones yet they do not become nor overly fatiguing.

People looking for bright highs will like the KZ ZSN.

Piercing highs might show up from time to time, as expected with this style of tuning but, unexpectedly, they did not show strong nor frequent sibilance.

The highs of the KZ ZSN are already very bright, but with a custom EQ can be pushed for an even brighter response with noticeable results.

This EQ path will also make them much more detailed – expect stronger piercing highs.

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SL

Sound Leak

Being an earphone with a very strong output volume and bright highs, they are also partially hearable by nearby people when you crank up the volume very high.

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SI

Sound Isolation

The amount of isolation of the KZ ZSN is way above most average earphones with an easy-to-reach absolute isolation by a small increment of the volume of your music listening sessions.

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C

Comfort

The KZ ZSN has a sort of refreshed/upgraded KZ ZST Pro housings.

The form factor and size is identical while the outer plate is flatter and made of metal instead of plastic.

If you own the KZ ZST, KZ ZST Pro or KZ ED12 you already know what to expect from the fit and comfort of the KZ ZSN.

If you are not an owner of this models, expect a very comfortable and tight fit with very improbable discomfort issues.

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EQ

Response to Equalization

The response to EQ of the KZ ZSN was highly efficient with massive mid and sub-bass, cleaner midrange and brighter and more detailed highs.

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Scores Scores

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Frequency Response (raw)

KZ ZSN Frequency Response Curve

Listening to the KZ ZSN through out our soundtests, it showed a very similar sound to the KZ ES4.

To verify this, we measured and compared both of them and, without surprise, the frequency response curves of both models are nearly identical (with only a higher response over +/- 16kHz)

KZ ZSN frequency response curve
KZ ZSN frequency response curve
KZ ZSN vs KZ ES4 frequency response curve
KZ ZSN vs KZ ES4 frequency response curve

Purple= KZ ES4; Yellow= KZ ZSN

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KZ ZSN Technical Specifications

Specifications

Type Dual hybrid
Driver Unit 10mm+BA
Sensitivity 104dB/mW
Power Capacity unknown
Impedance 25 ohms
Frequency Response 20-40,000Hz
Diaphragm Unknown
Magnet unknown
Cord Y-type
Cord Length 1.2m
Plug Stereo mini plug
Weight Approx. 23g
Supplied Accessories 3x Earphone tips; cable

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FAQ

KZ ZSN FAQ

How many drivers does the KZ ZSN have?

The KZ ZSN is a dual driver headphone. Which means that the KZ ZSN has 2 drivers per side.

What type of headphone is the KZ ZSN?

The KZ ZSN is an in-ear headphone.

The KZ ZSN is an open, semi-open or closed back headphone?

The KZ ZSN is a closed back headphone.

 Does the KZ ZSN have a microphone?

The KZ ZSN have a microphone and a remote.

What is the price of the KZ ZSN?

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Where can I buy the KZ ZSN?

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Which KZ ZSN colors are available?

The colors available for the KZ ZSN are: black, cyan, silver

What cable do the KZ ZSN have?

The KZ ZSN have a detachable, Y-type cable.

What cable connection does the KZ ZSN have?

The KZ ZSN cable connection has a 0.75mm Bi-Pin interface.

Are there replacement cables for the KZ ZSN ?

The KZ ZSN cables can be replaced with compatible 0.75mm bi-pin replacement cables.

Are there upgrade cables for the KZ ZSN ?

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

Does the KZ ZSN have Bluetooth / The KZ ZSN is a wireless headphone?

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

Is the KZ ZSN compatible with Apple devices?

The KZ ZSN is fully compatible with Apple devices.

Is the KZ ZSN compatible with Android devices?

The KZ ZSN is fully compatible with Android devices.

Photos

KZ ZSN Photos

DISCLAIMER
We highly discourage anyone from trying to apply our testings to your own earphones, the risk of damaging or permanently breaking your iems is absolutely probable to happen. With our standardized equalization and amplification tests we push the limits of the earphones to the extreme. If anyway you decide to do so, we cannot be held responsible of the damage done to your equipment. Do it at your own risk.

KZ ZSN

9.1

SCORE

9.1/10


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