Knowledge Zenith is without question one of the most interesting providers when it comes to wireless earphones. These have now introduced their latest “High End” model with the KZ BTE in our review.
This should score in addition to a particularly good sound with a high resistance to sweat and water. Of course, the KZ BTE is aimed at athletes.
Price wise, the earphones with $20 for anchor ratios quite a bit inexpensive, but generally seen are $20 for a few good Bluetooth earphones are not too expensive.
Of course, this raises the question, is the KZ BTE also good Bluetooth earphones? Or try to fool them with the orientation to athletes only over acoustic weaknesses? First, let’s find out in specs of new Bluetooth earbuds!
KZ BTE: Specifications
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KZ BTE: Desing and Appearance
The KZ BTE in the test is classic Bluetooth earphones. This means you have two earplugs which are connected by a cable.
However, communication with your smartphone is handled wirelessly. Here put the earphones on Bluetooth 4.2 as well as the aptx codec, if you have a suitable device for it.
Pure haptic make the earphones a good but not exceptional impression. The earphones themselves are made of a beautiful aluminum and ABS material. The parts that come into contact with your ears, of course, are covered with rubber.
Due to the aluminum housing, the KZ BTE in our analisis looks very solid and valuable. I also like the design very well!
Knowledge Zenith relies on a simple silver/black design with discreet “BTE” branding.
Something unusual is the cable of the earphones. Knowledge Zenith relies on a ribbon cable, which has a decisive advantage in practice, it does not tangle as easily as a normal cable.
In addition, the ribbon cable has an above average robustness due to its slightly higher thickness.
Knowledge Zenith advertises with an IPX6 protection, which is to ensure a complete water resistance of up to 0.5 meters.
Of course, you should not go swimming with your earphones (please do not do that), but especially in the summer when doing sports, sweat can be a big problem.
Here is, of course, a waterproofness is a great advantage, which should guarantee the durability of the earphones.
The KZ BTE are the first earphones I see where a water protection without the cover on the micro USB port see.
The KZ BTE, of course, have a wired remote control in which in addition to control buttons and various Bluetooth electronics is housed and the micro USB charging port.
Where we are at the store and thus battery. According to Knowledge Zenith, this should last 8 hours, which I can confirm! 8 hours are a solid, but not the gigantic term for Bluetooth earphones.
KZ BTE: Comfort
The KZ BTE in the analisis is the first in-ear earphones.
These are small silicone straps, which should be wedged in your ears. This sounds more uncomfortable than it is practical.
In practice, you can hardly notice the KZ BTE! The wearing comfort is average to slightly above average for Bluetooth earphones.
The same applies to the stop, which is quite good! Even when jogging you should not have any problems with this.
KZ BTE: Sound
The most important thing, in the end, is certainly the sound of the KZ BTE. So how are these here?
Knowledge Zenith relies on the classic bathtub sound signature in the KZ BTE. What does this mean? Like a bathtub, the earphones are high in the front and back and flat in the middle.
Let’s go in order. The heights of the BTE are nice and clean. Also, the detail reproduction is absolutely correct. However, the brilliance is more on a medium level, but this is not necessarily something bad.
This makes the earphones sound very nice, but not overly sharp or exhausting.
The mids areas already mentioned in the KZ BTE somewhat reduced. Voices and vocals are reproduced sufficiently well, but for vocals, there are better earphones.
But the basses are very nice strong and deep. Generally, I would say that bass reproduction is certainly the greatest strength of the KZ BTE.
The bass is not only pretty strong but also good quality! Knowledge Zenith has raised this quite a bit. Although the bass is quite dominant, but not overdone.
Especially the highs are good enough to counteract, which makes the earphones develop a very strong dynamic and joy of playing. Music is fun with the KZ BTE in our test!
Due to the strong bass, the earphones also have a certain driving effect, which is certainly welcome, especially for athletes.
I had no problems with the Bluetooth connection, quite the contrary! The range of the KZ BTE is above average. The maximum volume, however, at a normal level.
Voice prompts or the like do not have the headphones.
KZ BTE: Conclusions and Reviews
The KZ BTE in our review are excellent Bluetooth earphones and not just for athletes.
The earphones can convince by a very bass strong and dynamic sound. So if you like a bit more bass you will enjoy the KZ BTE. These do not overdo it with the bass, but still, have plenty of power!
Another special feature is, of course, the very strong protection against water and sweat. This in combination with the very good hold makes the earphones for the gym or jogging ideal.
But not only there do the earphones do a good job! The wearing comfort is good enough also for an everyday use in bus and train.
In short, for around $25, you will receive a few excellent Bluetooth earphones with the KZ BTE. However, you should the water/sweat protection do not care, you can save a few with a few other Bluetooth earphones certainly a similar good sound.
KZ BTE: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Currently, you can buy KZ BTE Hybrid Bluetooth Earbuds at a good and interesting price for only $19.99 but you can get for $9.99 first 30 units daily from 17 to 23 September.
Nevertheless, the price is completely in order for what is offered, even if you only buy them for normal use outside the sport.