Ø6.8mm Dynamic Driver
One of KZ's flagships, KZ ED9, is up for the test. Honestly, I really don't like overly emphasized highs. Too much definition can be exhausing rather than impressive. However, I won't call them bad earphones because of that, because they are quite high quality when it comes to their extraordinary sound signature.
The sound similar to KZ DT5, only with a more balanced bass response (much less sub-bass), and more defined highs.
Package & Accessories
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
M, black (translucent), Ø4mm red bores
S+M+L, grey (translucent), Ø4mm red bores
Narrow (bassy signature)
Wide (balanced signature)
Build & Design
Metal, semi-open-back, Ø5mm nozzles, soft strain reliefs
TPE, soft strain reliefs
Silicone (grippy), soft, straight
TPE, 90° angled, short, soft strain relief
Comfort & Fit
The earphones are slightly heavier than most earphones, and at the same time they are quite long, so just like with KZ GR, they might be slightly loose in the ears.
Lows / Bass
Although the sub-bass is pretty minimal, it's pretty quick and presice. Unfortuantely they are significantly overpowered by the sharpness of the highs.
Mids / Vocals
Just like the highs, the mids and vocals are very defined, sometimes even too defined, bright and confusing. It's a matter of personal preference.
Highs / Treble
The highs are very defined and you can hear every silent chime and whisle, but it really causes discomfort because they are so loud and sharp that it makes my head ache.
Reviewed on 2016-02-03 11:05:30 (UTC)
ED3 Youth Version