KZ ZSN PRO – Review

KZ ZSN PRO

KZ ZSN PRO

| Double Magnetic Dynamic Driver | 1x Balanced Armature |



🎧 We are reviewing the KZ ZSN PRO, the 2nd generation of the popular KZ ZSN.

The KZ ZSN PRO features an hybrid driver configuration including a balanced armature and a double magnetic driver – which makes the inner drivers of KZ ZSN vs KZ ZSN PRO different.

The ZSN model gained popularity for it’s price-performance and aesthetics; following the same logic, the brand released a new version of it: the KZ ZSN PRO.

During the pre-release and teasing of the KZ ZSN PRO the information regarding their drivers upset some KZ fans as it initially seemed to be a double dynamic driver earphone, which seemed as a “downgrade” from the KZ ZSN to some KZ lovers; yet, the information was misleading as the KZ ZSN PRO is an hybrid earphone with both dynamic drivers and balanced armature drivers.

This is something that the brand has done in the past with the earphone that skyrocketed KZ to it’s fame, the KZ ZST – which was later on retuned and released as the KZ ZST PRO. On the other hand, this time the KZ ZSN vs KZ ZSN PRO have different drivers inside, while the KZ ZST and the KZ ZST PRO had the same drivers in both versions.

The housings of KZ ZSN PRO are built in plastic with a metal rear plate; this plate has the same vertical “V” shapes of the KZ ZSN but on the ZSN these were engraved/milled while the KZ ZSN PRO shapes protrude. As a reference, the back plate of the KZ ZSN PRO resembles more to the CCA C16, CCA C10 and CCA CA4 than to the KZ ZSN.

The weight of the KZ ZSN PRO is heavier than the ZSN but in a good way, giving it a more robust feel and a sensation of a bit better construction.

Despite the variation in weight, both models have the exact same dimensions and housing’s shape.

The cable of the KZ ZSN PRO is the same as on every latest models from the brand, such as the KZ AS10, KZ ZS7, KZ BA10, KZ AS06 and KZ ZSA but with the transparent, angled bi-pin connectors seen on the ZSN.

The KZ ZSN PRO can be bought with or without an inline remote and microphone, buying the model with the inline mic/remote will cost marginally more but will be a usability upgrade for most consumers that it is well-worth the extra pennies.

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KZ ZSN PRO Review

Tests & Scores


W

Weight

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

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A

Accessories & Packaging

The KZ ZSN PRO unboxing results in 3 pair of silicone eartips and the detachable cable – this has become a standard for most KZ earphones to date.

The packaging is a small rectangular box with a clean white design.

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B

Bass & Sub Bass

The KZ ZSN PRO has punchy mid-bass but it is able to remain controlled without getting too bouncy nor over-invading mids.

Sub-bass can get deep and fill-in any deep bass requirements of any track and genre but will not have a basshead-styled sub-bass – which might be bad news for bassheads but great news for the rest of the users that do not a sub-bass centered sound signature.

Applying an EQ, most of the makeover will be seen on sub-bass depth while mid-bass will only get a bit punchier.

Through our basshead tests, the KZ ZSN PRO handled up to 45% of the maximum power of a FiiO A5 amplifier, showing a massive increment of mid-bass and sub-bass and even providing some basshead rumble and impact.

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M

Mids & Vocals

The KZ ZSN PRO mids have a bit of mid-bass bleed, yet alive male vocals that do not sound overly distant – some congestion can be felt on mid-bass centered tracks.

Higher mids and female vocals are clear and crisp with slight risk of harshy peaks – only with track with very intense higher mids.

The KZ ZSN PRO showed phenomenal response to EQ, lower mids and male vocals can be, noticeably, cleaned up, any trace of mid-bass bleed will be removed and higher will remain as crisp and harshy as before applying the EQ.

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H

Highs & Treble

The KZ ZSN PRO highs are bright with fair detail and an almost forward tuning that can risk to become fatiguing at times.

Some piercing peaks can arise but sibilance will be smoother, yet present – of course, treble intolerant listeners might want to look elsewhere.

Overall, it’s upper end is remarkably open for a closed-back earphone. In addition to this, when tracks do not show piercing and sibilant peaks, their highs are greatly achieved.

As with their midrange, their highs showed superb retuning with a custom EQ, introducing a way more detailed, open and brighter sound without making more intense their fatiguing peaks

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SL

Sound Leak

The sound leaking out of the KZ ZSN PRO is noticeably less than on most average headphones, making them perfectly usable in most daily situations.

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SI

Sound Isolation

The sound isolation provided by the KZ ZSN PRO is very strong and way higher than many normal earphones.

Absolute isolation can be easily reached by cranking up the volume a bit.

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C

Comfort

The KZ ZSN PRO and the KZ ZSN have the same housings shape but for some reason, nearly every one in the team that tried them noticed that the KZ ZSN PRO protruded more than the KZ ZSN. This does not make it an uncomfortable earphone by any means but it is fair to highlight it.

Regardless this, the KZ ZSN PRO have smaller housings than the KZ AS10, KZ AS06, KZ ZS7 and smoother edges than the KZ BA10, KZ ES4, KZ ED16 and KZ ZSR – which result in great comfort and fit with no sharp edges.

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EQ

Response to Equalization

The KZ ZSN PRO showed outstanding response to EQ with the most remarkable effect on their midrange, vocals and their upper end.

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Scores Scores

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Frequency Response (raw)

KZ ZSN PRO Frequency Response Curve

KZ ZSN PRO frequency response curve
KZ ZSN PRO frequency response curve

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KZ ZSN PRO Technical Specifications

Specifications

Type Hybrid
Driver Unit BA+DD
Sensitivity 112dB/mW
Power Capacity unknown
Impedance 24 ohms
Frequency Response 7-40,000Hz
Diaphragm Unknown
Magnet unknown
Cord Y-type
Cord Length 1.2m
Plug Stereo mini plug
Weight Approx. 29g
Supplied Accessories 3x Earphone tips

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KZ ZSN PRO
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FAQ

KZ ZSN PRO FAQ

How many drivers does the KZ ZSN PRO have?

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

What type of headphone is the KZ ZSN PRO?

The KZ ZSN PRO is an in-ear headphone.

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

The KZ ZSN PRO is a closed back headphone.

 Does the KZ ZSN PRO have a microphone?

The KZ ZSN PRO have a microphone and a remote.

What is the price of the KZ ZSN PRO?

You can check the most up-to-date price of the KZ ZSN PRO by following THIS LINK.

Where can I buy the KZ ZSN PRO?

You can buy the KZ ZSN PRO HERE

Which KZ ZSN PRO colors are available?

The colors available for the KZ ZSN PRO are: blue, gray, purple

What cable do the KZ ZSN PRO have?

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

What cable connection does the KZ ZSN PRO have?

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

Are there replacement cables for the KZ ZSN PRO ?

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

Are there upgrade cables for the KZ ZSN PRO ?

The KZ ZSN PRO 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 KZ ZSN PRO have Bluetooth / The KZ ZSN PRO is a wireless headphone?

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

Is the KZ ZSN PRO compatible with Apple devices?

The KZ ZSN PRO is fully compatible with Apple devices.

Is the KZ ZSN PRO compatible with Android devices?

The KZ ZSN PRO is fully compatible with Android devices.

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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.

KZ ZSN PRO

8.7

SCORE

8.7/10


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