2 × ø8.5mm Dynamic Drivers


The next in line are the massive DT5. These earphones are heavy, probably the heaviest KZ earphones I've seen so far, and I bet it's because those are dual-driver earphones. The DT5 are among the best KZ earphones. The bass is punchy and deep, much deeper than RX, with pounding sub-bass. The mids are precise and clean, even if slightly pushed back, as is expected with V-shaped sound signatures. The highs are crisp and very enjoyable, not fatiguing at all. They may not be that pretty, but they are a KZ gem in my collection.

NOTE: This model was most likely discontinued. It is very difficult to find for purchase.


  • A brilliant sound quality. The bass is massive with sub-bass thump, the mids are loud and clear and the highs are gentle and pleasant.
  • Excellent volume levels even without amplification.
  • An excellent build quality.


  • The bass is noticeable more powerful than the mids, which is actually expected in V-shaped earphones.
  • Noticeably heavier than most earphones.
  • The design is quite generic.

Package & Accessories


Corrugated fiberboard

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

M, grey (translucent), ø4mm red bores

S+L, black (translucent), ø4mm bores

Build & Materials


Metal, semi-open-back, ø5mm nozzles, soft strain reliefs


TPE, soft strain reliefs


Silicone (grippy), 111cm, soft, straight


TPE, 90° angled, short, soft strain relief

Comfort & Fit

The pre-applied tips are too soft and not grippy. Also, they are quite heavy to wear, so you'll need high quality tips to hold them firmly.

Lows / Bass

Massive beefy bass, with plenty of rumbling sub-bass filling the virtual soundstage. Perfect for electronic music.

Mids / Vocals

As expected, the mids take a backseat as with most V-shaped sound signatures, but the vocals are pretty accurate. Even if these earphones are more suitable for electronic music, you'll still enjoy vocals and acoustic instruments.

Highs / Treble

Crisp and sharp, even if slightly darkened by the bassy sound signature and there's no unordinary microdetail. Still, it's comfortable and enjoyable.

Frequency Response

ED2/EDR1 ED3 Youth Version ED4 ED9 ED10 ED11 ED16 EDR2 ES3 GR HDS1 HDS2 HDS3 IE80 RX S3 ZS1 ZS5 (V1) ZS6 ZS7 ZS10 ZSA ZSE ZSN ZSR ZST