Disclaimer: I am writing a review of the KZ ZS10 pro based on my personal impressions. I own a pair myself and was not requested to write this in any way.
Knowledge Zenith China
KZ is brand name in which Shenzhen Yuanze Electronics Co. operates under, and was founded in 2008. They have many releases that are aimed at the budget segment, many of which performs admirably. The AS and BA lineups are currently the top-of-the-line models, all of which are still under 100.
The KZ ZS10 pro builds on the KZ ZS10, which had mixed reviews. As I haven’t yet listened to the ZS10, this review will be solely based on the ZS10 pro itself.
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Build and Packaging
The KZ ZS10 pro comes in a small white box. While it doesn’t give off the sense of quality, the box does its job and is convenient to keep.
Sliding out the box reveals the metallic faceplates of the ZS10 with a plastic cover over it. Sitting under it is the accessories (wires and tips) as well as some papers.
The ZS10 pro comes with a cable plus some eartips. Nothing special here, though it would be nice to have a pair of complies or double-flange tips. It simply feels a little plain for an iem that sits at the top of a series.
The ZS10’s build is compact and solid. The iems have a certain heft to them, giving the impression that they are built for a level above what they are going for. But metal faceplates can be sharp around the edges, so do be careful when inserting them.
Note that the sockets are protruded, so recessed 2-pin cables are necessary for a secure connection.
All in all, it is a neat package for a budget tier iem. Nothing too flashy but not lacking as well.
Note that the cables have a mic and non-mic version which you have to choose when purchasing.
Sound impressions on the next page here