The best IEM for audiophiles on the move – presenting the KZ ZEX. This in-ear monitor features a dual-driver, hybrid configuration of a low-voltage electrostatic unit and dynamic driver. With a detailed audio response, gorgeous design and tangle-free cable with mic, it’s synonymous with perfection!
2 Drivers, 1 Mission: Great Sound
The KZ ZEX is equipped with a 6.8mm low-voltage electrostatic unit and a 10mm dual-magnetic dynamic driver for incredibly detailed sound. Compared to a balanced armature, the electrostatic unit has better sensitivity in the 20kHz frequency band. This makes it suitable for expanding the high-frequency matrix and performing a deeper interpretation of music data.
Sound as Great as a Whale
KZ has achieved an incredible breakthrough in the audio world with the ZEX’s hardware. This is designed to bring a deep and ethereal whale sound effect, just like a whale humming in the ocean. This creates a vast sound field, immersive atmosphere and superior audio performance.
Crafted for Perfection
The ZEX’s housings have been crafted based on data of the auricle and the ear canal. It offers passive noise isolation of up to 26dB. The blend of cast zinc alloy and imported resin gives it a natural and stunning look.
Connect your ZEX to any audio source device of your choice. The low-voltage electrostatic unit has an incredibly low burn-in period of almost 5 minutes. You can enjoy its Hi-Fi level sound even when connected to a mobile phone.
More Durability, More Resolution, More Versatility
The all-new 0.75mm 2-pin silver-plated flat cables are designed to reduce loss in the audio signal during transmission. It ensures minimal distortion and higher resolution. It can also handle pulls, tugs and tangles, making it long-lasting. An inline remote & mic makes it perfect for on-the-go usage.
In contrast to your normal "Earphones" these are so much better as they are specially tailored for music listening at the highest quality possible. The tuning is spot on with rich vocals, sharp highs and really punchy bass. Overall a good fun sounding package.
The biggest difference as many have said is a much wider soundstage in contrast to your normal earphones. Your hear a lot more detail in your music. These are best paired with FLAC lossless audio so if you could afford a Tidal Membership then do get that. Apart from that the jump in audio quality is even clearly noticeable with just Spotify Tracks.
Also, if your smartphone does not have a 3.5mm jack then get a USB C DAC cause the throughoutput through a normal Type-C to 3.5mm Converter is quite bad.
My laptop has HiFi audio chip so listening to FLAC on these IEMS is world changing experience. KEZ keep it up!
These earphones are a great value for the price. They sound great and have a wide soundstage. They are great for music listening and are perfect for listening to lossless audio. They are also great for using with a USB C DAC.
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This one is for treble lovers. Its so clean and crisp. Bass is present but not that much. This IEM fits well and can be worn for long hours. I usually wear this with about JCALLY TC30 Pro Type-C Inbuilt DAC CX31993 Cable With Mic as my daily driver.
This is also good for calls, video calls, voice calls are clear and crisp. The fitting is so good that while riding and taking emergency short calls is a good experience ( I would never recommend to take calls while driving).
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As this is the first IEM, With much hesitation i brought this and it never disappointed me. With hardly 17days of usage, this IEM is on rest, since my ears too needed it. Thanks to Audio store such a fabulous experience and kudos to their fastest shipping.
Not audiophile.. VFM :)
I own the following which are different and enjoyable:-
1. Nicehck DB3 - For Bass effects in Music esp. Vocals
2. Blon BL3 - For TV esp. Staging level
3. Last, KZ ZEX - For Music - Tracks instruments use than vocals
IEM Life of Nicehck is less, Blon still works wells.. shall share ZEX life after sometime...
I love the cable sound effects came in Nicehck first, then ZEX is satisfactory, and last Blon cable is average
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Friends, this is the best dac out there for the price and rightly said, it leaves no competition behind. Go for it without any second thought and this is no boasting but Pritam Ji is a good man and he will guide you in case you seek any advice.
I have been using the normal earbud style earphones earphones from ambrane, portronics etc which are priced at below 400Rs and decided to upgrade to the VE monk plus, the difference in sound clarity is easily differentiable. there is clear separation in the base, vocals etc. I guess once you use better earphones, you understand the difference in audio quality. I purchased the without mic version as i needed an earphone that works with My nokia express music 5310 as modern earphones with mic are not supported.
The HiBy R6 Pro II is an absolute triumph in terms of build and sound quality, but it wins at the cost of battery life (5.5-7.5 hours). If you're able to accommodate this design choice, I believe you'd be hard-pressed to find a better DAP for under $1000.
The R6 Pro II is built like a tank and looks stunning in purple. Album artwork pops on the crisp 2K display, and I've yet to encounter bugs with the rock-solid implementation of Android 12. Although it runs warm during operation (especially Class A mode), it's not been an issue thus far.
The AKM chipset offers musicality against a pitch-black background without compromising on neutrality. Its MSEB feature provides ample customization options and enables listeners to tweak the sound as per their preferences. The soundstage width is already excellent, and I hope the depth improves after burn-in to lend more of a holographic experience.
Works as intended!
It is amazing. The sound quality and the look both.
Sony does not disappoint with the NW-A306. I like the customization possibilities and the android interface.
The shell is big bit somehow very comfortable fo extended use. The sound signature is about what I expected soo no complaints there. The only thing is I'm not a big fan of l connectors but that's a minor gripe.
This is my first IEM and my mind is blown by the audio quality of it and also the premium feel and built quality of the IEM which is made by Zr ceramic. It not only looks and feels good but also the clarity, passive noise cancellation, and comfort are good. Definitely a 10/10 and would suggest the people to buy it. The gift packaging it came into was also very thoughtful from the side of 'The audio store' people and was impressed by it.
Great experience with this earphone, thanks the audio store. Thank you for your quick response to a small problem.
Excellent layering delivered with kinetic bass on a wide sound stage. 👌.
This is strictly for metal and rock heads...the force and speed of attack is phenomenal on these...this is coming from a guy who has S12 , EA 500 & Sundara which are well known for speed and resolution themselves... suprisingly the treble is not harsh at all and sibilance is completely absent (major pain point of S12)..never expected such a sound signature from a non planar set but that's the magic of this hobby ..you get sleeper hits like SR 5 from time to time 😀...Soundstage and separation is adequate..not out of head...you will not get time to focus on all that anyway as the cohesive and authoritative sound will take your breath away before that 😜
Thanks Pritam Ji for bringing this to India and listening patiently to your customer's requirement and suggesting suitably.
Note : the photos in the website are of the old packaging...it has improved much now and Sound Rhyme provides a metal and a leather case along with foam tips now..check the pics of the package i received. I swapped out the stock 3.5 cable with a balanced fiio 4.4 one ..but the stock cable seems to be of high quality as well.
A good connector for 2.5mm to 4.4 mm jack . I prefered it due to expensive cable I have purchased for 2.5 mm connection which is useless in 4.4 output now I can use it once again.
The Krila is an excellent IEM. The sound has a mild v-shaped tuning which renders a solid punch to the bass and sparkle to the highs. The bass is tight and goes very deep but is not overwhelming. I find it to have a slight mid bass bleed but not to the extent of drowning the mids. Vocals sound quite lively but is slightly recessed owing to its v-shaped tuning. To my ears, the treble is sparkly with lovely instrument separation. It also gives a good sense of air and space. The soundstage may not be as wide or deep as other more expensive iems but is very much acceptable and even better than some others at this price point. The lower treble has a slight peak which may sound a bit piercing at high volumes, but is otherwise very detailed. The result is a fairly balanced signature with a slight emphasis at the frequency extremes and sounds very lively and enjoyable. Add to this the stellar build quality with beautifully crafted metal shells and I feel we really have a winner here for less than 2k. I am now tempted to collect almost all the other KZs :) The memory foam ear tips included in the package are excellent too. A better quality cable with chin clip and a carrying pouch would have been great.
This was suggested to me for my preference, i was very sceptical to see how it would actually be, the moment i put it on it was very special and a bliss, extremely comfortable, extremely non fatiguing, you can wear it for 8-10 hours straight and forget you are wearing it,
also has bass for bassy songs, clear mids and vocals, amazing treble, i dont think there can be a better IEM as this has no downsides!
Strangely, it works for music play but does not work for call audio. Not satisfied with the product.