QKZ KD5 – Review

QKZ KD5


 QKZ KD5

| Balanced Armature | 9 mm Dynamic Driver |



🎧 We are reviewing the QKZ KD5 an hybrid dual-driver earphone with a friendly price.

The QKZ KD5 features one 30095 balanced armature + a 9 mm dynamic driver, a beryllium composite film and double flange eartips.

The housings of the QKZ KD5 are constructed in metal.

We have reviewed many QKZ earphones already and they tend to offer super fun sound at an incredibly cheap price. The QKZ KD5 is their approach into the hybrid world, we will see later on how they perform.

The QKZ KD5 is compatible with Android and Apple devices.

You can buy the QKZ KD5 in black color.

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QKZ KD5 Review

Tests & Scores


W

Weight

QKZ KD5 weight in Ounces and QKZ KD5 weight in grams.

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A

Accessories & Packaging

The QKZ KD5 unboxing results in 3 pair of eartips and the usual hard carrying case that comes included with every QKZ earphone, this case is almost identical to the one of the JVC HA-FX1X.

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B

Bass & Sub Bass

The QKZ KD5 bass is super punchy and deep enough – truly, punchier than deeper. Their overall bass is very boosted and boomy. People looking for energetic bass might like them but they are way too overdone.

Applying an EQ, their mid-bass muffles everything and sub-bass gets saturated.

 

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QKZ KD5

M

Mids & Vocals

The QKZ KD5 mids have a very odd sound, super strong mid-bass bleed, very distant, tinny lower mids / lower vocals and very harsh higher mids. We are not sure how they matched up every possibly negative aspect of mids frequencies and packed them all together.

An EQ makes no improvement and can easily add up boxy sounding mids.

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H

Highs & Treble

The QKZ KD5 highs are bright and very piercing, detail is not resolved and sibilance shows up recurrently. With their super piercing and sibilant highs they have created a deafening earphone that is impossible to use.

No EQ could “repair” or improve their poor highs performance.

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QKZ KD5

SL

Sound Leak

The sound leaking out of the QKZ KD5 is inline with most average earphones, their level will not be too strong if you keep your volume within moderate.

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SI

Sound Isolation

Noise isolation is noticeable and fairly effective, more or less similar to an average earphone. They will not provide an absolute isolation at a low and moderate volume setting.

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QKZ KD5

C

Comfort

The form factor of the housings and metal construction combined with the double-flange eartips makes them comfortable to wear. There are no rough edges or uneven pointy ends.

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EQ

Response to Equalization

Equalization was useless to level up and/or to diminish their very accentuated flaws. Lower, middle and upper frequencies responded poorly to every combination of custom equalization applied.

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Scores Scores

QKZ KD5 Scores

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Frequency Response (raw)

QKZ KD5 Frequency Response

QKZ KD5 Frequency Response Curve
QKZ KD5 Frequency Response Curve

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Specifications

QKZ KD5 Technical Specifications

Type Hybrid
Driver Unit BA + DD
Sensitivity 90dB/mW
Power Capacity 3mW
Impedance 16 ohms
Frequency Response 20-22,000Hz
Diaphragm Beryllium
Magnet Unknown
Cord Y-type, round cord
Cord Length 1.2m
Plug Stereo mini plug
Weight Approx. 20g
Supplied Accessories 3x Earphone tips, hard case

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FAQ

QKZ KD5 FAQ

How many drivers does the QKZ KD5 have?

The QKZ KD5 is a dual driver headphone. Which means that the QKZ KD5 has 2 drivers per side.

What type of headphone is the QKZ KD5?

The QKZ KD5 is an in-ear headphone.

Does the QKZ KD5 have a microphone?

The QKZ KD5 have a microphone and a remote.

Which QKZ KD5 colors are available?

The colors available for the QKZ KD5 are: Black.

What is the price of the QKZ KD5?

You can check the most up-to-date price of the QKZ KD5 by following THIS LINK.

Where can I buy the QKZ KD5?

You can buy the QKZ KD5 at: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/qZf2BYR 

How many eartips does the QKZ KD5 include?

The QKZ KD5 includes 3 pair of eartips.

What cable do the QKZ KD5 have?

The QKZ KD5 have a detachable, Y-type, rounded cable.

What cable connection does the QKZ KD5 have?

The QKZ KD5 cable connection has a 3.5mm mini stereo plug.

Are there replacement cables for the QKZ KD5 ?

The QKZ KD5 cables cannot be replaced.

Are there upgrade cables for the QKZ KD5 ?

The QKZ KD5 uses fixed cables that cannot be upgraded.

Does the QKZ KD5 have Bluetooth / The QKZ KD5 is a wireless headphone?

The QKZ KD5 is a wired headphone and does not have Bluetooth.

Is the QKZ KD5 compatible with Apple devices?

The QKZ KD5 is fully compatible with Apple devices.

Is the QKZ KD5 compatible with Android devices?

The QKZ KD5 is fully compatible with Android devices.

Photos

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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.

QKZ KD5

5.1

SCORE

5.1/10


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