Decided to dive in into the past of the KZ brand and try the old KZ (GK) C56R. I was quite surprised. These earphones only cost me $5, but they sound excellent, if you can forgive the missing sub-bass. These earphones were made for comfort and vocal-oriented music, using a simple design and common materials. Quite an impressive product.
ø9.4mm Dynamic Driver
Package & Accessories
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+M+L, black, ø4mm bores
Build & Materials
Metal + plastic (matte), ø5mm nozzles, soft strain reliefs
TPE, soft strain relief
TPE, 113cm, soft, mildly bent
Metal, straight, short, soft strain relief
Comfort & Fit
Very comfortable earphones. Their shape offers a firm hold and seal even with the included generic tips, which aren't bad in their own right.
Lows / Bass
The lows are pretty gentle and unemphasized. There's absolutely no sub-bass involved here. Many people may actually appreciate the moderation in the bass response.
Mids / Vocals
The mids and vocals are highly emphasized and upfront. The vocals are tonality darkish and very shouty. Instruments like electric guitars are too harsh and fatiguing.
Highs / Treble
Sharp but not so bright and the level of detail wasn't polished enough. It's crisp but the silent microdetail was left out.
Reviewed on 2016-01-28 20:28:04 (GMT)
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