We already wrote just yesterday for a review of a new generation of earphones called KZ ZS7, but today we will speak about the same company but a slightly different series of earphones called KZ AS06 in our test.
As I wrote, Knowledge Zenith shows a lot of classifications under various specifications and, honestly, it becomes difficult to choose earphones to listen to your favorite.
The KZ AS06 earphones are sold a bit more expensive and face mid-range headphones. In this test, we will see if this price increase is justified.
There are many Chinese brands that are making their way into the audio market. Notably KZ (Knowledge Zenith), which continues to release earphones at a breakneck pace.
In general, the earphones received 3 Balanced Armature Drivers with a classic appearance and noise canceling, as for the company KZ.
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the KZ ZSN or KZ AS10, which offer excellent performance for their prices.
Now let’s look at what a new generation of earphones are capable of and we will begin with the specs.
KZ AS06: Specifications
|Color:||Black and Green|
|Driver unit:||3BA hybrid driver|
|Frequency response:||20Hz - 40KHz|
|Connections:||3.5mm audio jack|
|Dimensions:||123.00 x 5.00 x 3.00 cm|
KZ AS06: Unboxing and Packaging
KZ AS06 earphones are delivered in a small black cardboard box. The KZ logo is drawn on the front of the box and there is some information.
Nothing fancy, but the headphones are protected and safe during delivery. The simplicity of packaging reduces manufacturing costs.
There is not much inside the box, earphones, detachable cables, 3 pairs of tips of different sizes and a user manual.
Also here we found a metal nameplate with an inscription of the KZ AS06 earphone model.
We would have liked the brand to add a small transport /protection pouch. Headphones are found on the Internet for less than $50!
KZ AS06: Design and Appearance
The KZ AS06 have the same design as KZ AS10 or KZ ES4 earphones. If you put them next to each other, the resemblance is blatant.
They did not need to do that to stand out from the competition.
They have created a solid reputation thanks to the unique designs of their headphones.
The AS06 earphones are available with or without the microphone, there are three colors to choose from black or green.
The body is made of the transparent plastic, but it’s so more resistant. They will withstand shocks and accidental falls better.
The letters “L” and “R” are always there to guide you when you put the earphones in your ears.
You will notice two small two-port plugs on each earphone, they are black in color. This is where you connect the removable cable.
The detachable cables are an interesting asset for the life of the earphones.
When you place the earphones in your ear canals the cable is placed above your ears (which will not please all users).
The upper part of the cable uses a rigid material, to improve the comfort when the thread surrounds around your ears.
The “Y” cable ends with a 3.5mm jack angled. If you decide to buy them, you have to pay attention to your choice.
There are two models with or without remote control, if you want the hand’s free function it will be necessary to choose with remote control.
If the quality of the cable does not satisfy you, you can find on the internet a spare cable.
There are several models and different prices, be careful to choose a two-pin cable.
The KZ AS06 in our test are quite big in size, but the comfort is identical to other KZ headphones.
They are easily placed in the ear canals and hold well. Some users use them for sports activities, but for me, they are not adapted enough for this type of activity.
And passing the cable over the ears is a concept that repels some users. It’s up to you to see if the contact of the wire on your ears is bothering you or not. To improve the fit of KZ AS06, choose the pair of tips best suited to your body type.
On the other hand, to improve the insulation, it would have been necessary to use memory foam tips, they isolate more external noises.
KZ AS06: Performance and Sound quality
The KZ AS06 earphones in our analisis offer balanced sound, mediums are soft (they make listening enjoyable) and the bass is improved.
The highs are quite smooth, with some peaks, there is a little sibilance on some music titles. The bass is present enough to enjoy the electronic music.
This type of earphone will never compete with the giants, but for this price, the sound quality is clean and the use of materials such as aluminum plate inside the body improves the sound reproduction.
As you might have guessed from the title and entry of the article, the KZ AS06 earphones here received 3BA or 3 balanced armature drivers. This allows you to get an elastic and smooth sound, better than a dynamic driver for a low price.
In this case, the sound of AS06 is more voluminous and bass, and it is pleasant to listen to music at such frequencies.
It is also worth noting about the frequency dividing board chip, so it will stabilize and get good sound quality, which is comparable to more expensive headphones that cost about $100.
To listen to music in loud or crowded places, here we can use noise canceling, which calls for making noise at 26dB.
In this case, you can enjoy your favorite music quietly by simply adjusting it about 15-30% of the total volume. Therefore, your ears will thank you for the sound quality, but not at full volume.
What about the microphone of KZ AS06 in the test? Then everything is of the same type as on other models of KZ, the sound quality through the microphone is good and stable, here I have no complaints.
KZ AS06: Conclusions and Reviews
The KZ AS06 are very good earphones in our review. The transition with the plastic body but with the aluminum plate inside makes them stronger.
The sound is always quality, the listening experience is nice. The presence of high-quality components such as 3BA balanced armature driver and noise canceling allows you to get good and stable sound in all ranges of music for its price.
Also, the presence of the use of a removable cable allows you to choose Bluetooth wireless earphones or using a standard 3.5mm jack.
KZ AS06: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
The price is also good and currently, you have to pay $38.87 or $41.33 depending on the availability of a microphone.
You can buy KZ AS06 earphones at a low price through the link below since different stores can offer their high prices.
In general, this is a decent price for such earphones, these are quality components that make a good sound.