Knowledge Zenith is known for its budget wired headphones in the Chinese market. Many have probably heard about the budget model KZ ZSN earphones and you can read our review here. Today I would like to tell you about the updated version called KZ ZSN PRO in our test.
Below I would like to tell you my impression and what global improvements the new version received with the end of Pro.
The price for the updated version is no different from the first generation and now you can buy KZ ZSN PRO for only $20.
Like the previous version, the PRO series is a hybrid earphone with one dynamic and one balanced driver in execution. The earphones received 24 Ohm resistance, 7-40000 Hz frequency range, power 112 dB and more.
I propose to go over to an in-depth review of KZ ZSN PRO and start with unboxing.
KZ ZSN PRO: Specifications
|KZ ZSN Pro:||Specs|
|Frequency response:||7Hz - 40KHz|
|Connections:||3.5mm audio jack|
|Dimensions:||123.00 x 5.00 x 3.00 cm|
KZ ZSN PRO: Unboxing
It is difficult to find differences in the appearance of the boxes KZ ZSN and ZSN PRO, except for the abbreviation of the model name. This is a white small box, on the front of the headphones, are drawn with the name of the model and company.
On the back of the box, you can see the main specifications in English and Chinese.
Inside the box ZSN PRO, we did not find something surprising compared to the normal version of ZSN.
The earphones, a separate cable with a two-pin connector at 0.75mm, three pairs of ambushers and instructions were found by me in the box.
Everything is standard and difficult to expect more from the price of $20. No matter how cool it is budget headphones for everyday use. Now I would like to give a little attention to the ergonomics of the earphones.
KZ ZSN PRO: Design and Appearance
The design of the new version was slightly modified and KZ ZSN PRO in the test received similar puffy lines on the metal front of the ZSN model, but they are slightly rounded. You can also notice already one brass screw on the PRO version instead of the three as was the case with ZSN.
Other significant elements in appearance have not been identified. ZSN PRO received a combination of transparent plastic and metal front parts.
On the case, you can find two holes of the phase inverter. One is located near the screw on the front, the other on the back of the earphones.
The sound system KZ ZSN PRO is made of metal and has a mesh on the base.
On top was placed a two-pin connector for a cable with 0.75 mm size. I want to note that it sits well and the cable does not hang out and does not fall out when used.
On the side of the plastic case, you can see the inscription model ZSN PRO and the “Classic Upgrade” in English.
What about cable? In general, it is the same cable as the KZ ZSN. The positive side of the cable has excellent frameless ears that retain the shape of the ear.
Also, the cable is braided, so it is less exposed to fractures and it is easier to unravel. The 3.5 mm jack is under 90 degrees, so you can easily listen to music without putting your mobile device in your pocket.
Like the first generation, KZ ZSN PRO in our analisis fits very well in the ears, both in men and women. The weight of the earphones is 29 grams and for a long time, I didn’t have any strong discomfort.
The quality of the assembly and materials, the new version of the KZ ZSN PRO has received minor updates, but it remains the same quality and reliability as the KZ ZSN. I did not find any squeaks or other noise during compression, that is, it is a well-built body made of high-quality materials. Now I would like to talk about the most important thing about sound quality.
KZ ZSN PRO: Sound
As I mentioned above, the KZ ZSN PRO earphones in the test belong to the hybrid category, so the sound is universal and suitable for many users.
The sound in the earphones is outlined, quite accurate and energetic. They have a small diameter, but in the musical version, they sound naturally warm.
If you compare the sound with your brethren, the sound quality is very similar and as for the price, I did not have any special complaints. Now I would like to talk about what differences to expect compared to the older brothers ZSN.
At low frequencies, the sound is accented by a good deep bass. Therefore, the sharpness, vigor, and dynamics in the ZSN PRO are difficult to hear. The priority is muffled and warm sound.
The earphones do not seem thin, but you cannot expect very massive, smooth and soft bass sound in these hybrid earphones.
The earphones change the texture of instruments well and provide a lot of detail, but unobtrusively.
KZ ZSN PRO works great with jazz, blues, light rock, classical music, popular music, and other genres.
The mids are very close and natural. But the lower middle frequencies are dominated by good detail. With a very good influence on female vocals, listening to ZSN PRO has become more pleasant.
The high frequencies have been reassured, but they have not yet been removed so that you can catch the light heat and the greater the saturation of the sound.
In my opinion, the sound compared to the previous versions is much more interesting and richer especially at mid and high frequencies.
ZSN PRO does not sound aggressive and not intrusive, which also applies to the details – there is no lack of detail, but the earphones do not impose them.
Tools have their own form; they occupy a certain space in the scene and not just points. The stage is round, and each plane has the same proportions – there are no gaps in height, width or depth.
KZ ZSN PRO: Conclusions and Reviews
The new generation of hybrid earphones KZ ZSN PRO has received some improvement, so listening to them has become a bit more pleasant than KZ ZSN as said our review.
In addition to the modified design and appearance of the KZ ZSN PRO, the headphones received changes in sound quality for the better. The manufacturer has worked well at mid and high frequencies, the sound in them is detailed and bright.
As for the quality of the assembly and materials? ZSN PRO does not stand out from their counterparts but does not degrade their products. These are all the same well-folded earphones with a combination of plastic and metal.
KZ ZSN PRO: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Now you can order and buy hybrid earphones KZ ZSN PRO at an attractive price for only $19.94 without a microphone and $20.71 with a microphone with a 41% discount.
Dynamic and balanced drivers will provide good sound for both its price. You can feel the good effect of quality earphones but at a budget price.