? 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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