Another of KZ's legendary classics - KZ ATE. These earphones are special both in design and sound. They offer a very balanced sound quality, and a slight darkish tonality in the vocals, yet they are one of the best vocal-oriented earphones by KZ. Their design is quite unique and professional and I had no problems with comfort.
ø8mm Dynamic Driver
Package & Accessories
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+L, black (translucent), ø4mm bores
Ear Tips - Foam:
Faux foam, black, ø3mm bores
Build & Materials
Plastic (glossy), ø6mm nozzles (ø4mm openings), no strain reliefs
Plastic (matte), single-button
TPE, soft strain reliefs
Silicone (grippy), 128cm, soft, straight
TPE, 90° angled, short, soft strain relief
Comfort & Fit
Although the included "memory foam" tips are awful, I used the large silicone tips instead and got a wonderful seal. The earphones sit comfortably and don't fall out. Pretty impressive for over-the-ear earphones.
Lows / Bass
Depends on the source, but in general, the bass is very boomy and deep. Warmer than what I would like and some muddiness leaks into the mids.
Mids / Vocals
Highs / Treble
The highs are sharp, even if slightly harsh-sounding. Unlike KZ ED9, the highs hold a darker tone, but are generally more suitable for long listening sessions.
Reviewed on 2016-02-03 22:36:11 (UTC)
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