KZ EDR2

ø7mm Dynamic Driver

$5~$10
4.0/5.0

This review is almost an exact copy-paste of the classic KZ ED2, simply because they have exactly the same drivers and they sound exactly the same.

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Pros

  • Bright and detailed mids and highs, with more than enough bass to keep the hype going.
  • Excellent design and decent build quality.

Cons

  • The lows and mids are slightly pushed back on low-power sources.
  • The included ear tips are pretty useless, at least they were for me. They are too "soft touch" and aren't grippy.
  • There's glue residue on the housings' back meshes on the pair I received.
  • The presentation and the lack of accessories and proper tips are quite disappointing.

Package & Accessories

Package:

Corrugated fiberboard

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

M, grey (translucent), ø4mm red bores

S+L, black (translucent), ø4mm bores

Build & Materials

Housings*:

Metal, ø5mm nozzles, soft strain reliefs

Y-Split:

TPE, soft strain relief

Cable:

Silicone (grippy), 123cm, soft, straight

Plug:

TPE, 90° angled, short, soft strain relief

  • They look like they have an open-back design, but their backs are actually sealed behind the meshes.

Comfort & Fit

The pre-applied tips are OK, but too soft and not grippy. I couldn't keep them in my ears without them sliding out on their own. ROCK Zircon's tips worked like a charm, I got a perfect seal and could hear the true nature of these earphones.

Lows / Bass

The bass is clear and precise, with a lot of enjoyable and deep sub-bass, just as long as you really have a perfect fit.

Mids / Vocals

The mids are balanced and precise, yet warm enough for the vocals to sound full and vibrant.

Highs / Treble

The highs are detailed but overly gentle and flattened. Slightly blurred out and not as sharp.

Frequency Response

ATE C56R DT5 ED2 ED3 Youth Version ED4 ED9 ED10 ED11 ED16
EDR2
ES3 GR HDS1 HDS2 HDS3 IE80 RX S3 ZS1 ZS5 (V1) ZS6 ZS10 ZSE ZSR ZST