KZ S2 | $50 | Indiegogo
Low-cost cordless earbuds are a penny a lots nowadays. (Believe me, I just recently evaluated over a lots of them). However cult-favorite audio brand name KZ Acoustics might have constructed something unique with their venture into real cordless, the $50 KZ S2—which is $35 today on Indiegogo.
The fully-backed task is delivering early riser systems now, and I got a set to check out. Not anticipating much, I was amazed at how great these sounded for the cost—and how well they suit my ears.
KZ Acoustics, for those of you who don’t understand, are what some would call a Chi-fi brand name—a Chinese maker offering high bang-for-your-buck in-ear displays direct to customers. Their $20 KZ ZST is rather popular amongst spending plan audiophiles and the S2 intends to bring a few of that quality to the cordless crowd.
And it does a respectable task. While I wouldn’t be so bold regarding state it beats its $150 cordless rivals, it conveniently vanquishes most other similarly-priced designs in sound quality. The S2 utilizes 2 motorists: a well balanced armature motorist for cleaner high-end along with a more conventional vibrant motorist to submit the bass, where well balanced armature motorists don’t stand out.
I was rather impressed by the quantity of sub-bass these offered, and the treble was extremely tidy compared to similarly-priced buds. Cymbals brought less distortion and sibilance than the Aukey EP-T21 and iTeknic BH-006—my 2 preferred $50 ‘buds from the abovementioned cordless earbud roundup—and the bass extended much better than both of those designs, too. I did feel, nevertheless, that the mids did not have a little clearness compared to the Aukey and iTeknic designs, however once again, we’re talking $50 here, so I’m willing to forgive a little sacrifice.
For the cost, the KZ S2 is absolutely excellent, and quickly on par with those other 2 alternatives depending upon your choices in noise.
Their dual-driver style—along with the batteries and Bluetooth chips within—results in a somewhat bigger earbud, however their light-weight construct and special shape in fact assist them remain in location effectively (a minimum of in my ears—everybody’s are various). While I typically have problem with non-stick cordless earbuds falling out, the KZ S2 felt really comfy and safe and secure. Their touch controls were simple to utilize, and charging and pairing were as easy as I might expect.
There are a couple of corners cut here to keep expenses down, obviously—the battery case feels less expensive than the majority of others I’ve utilized, especially in the hinge. The Bluetooth codec is restricted to AAC (no AptX here), which isn’t unexpected for the cost, simply something to understand if you’re anticipating real hi-fi. You don’t get cordless charging like you finish with the BH-006, however they do have USB-C, which is in fact a great surprise. With the S2, the majority of your cash is approaching sound quality, not animal conveniences, and for $50, it’s a quite engaging plan.
If you wish to get them for their early riser rates of $32, head over to their Indiegogo page—they’ve started delivering today and still have some designs left.