Last Updated: 20 May 2019

KZ AS10 IEM 5 Balanced Armature Driver Earphone Stereo HiFi KZ in Ear Monitor Headphone Musician Headset with Detachable 2 Pin Cable No Microphone Black

Last Updated: 20 May 2019
8.6
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/10
Total Reviews
116
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Review Summary - 106 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 53
music, iem, kz, hear, as10
+100%
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" ...  These sound great on stage, studio and for just plain out listening to your favorite tracks.  ...  "
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" ...  Very balanced sound and round low end.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price the sound quality is amazing! ... With it having ALL armature speakers and no dynamic speakers, the sound can easily get a little too bright but that can easily be fixed with just setting your monitor mix and EQ to offset that by boosting your bass just a little more than normal, not too much though and turning the more brassy sounds in your mix down just a tad (cymbals, synths, Guitar, etc).  ...  "
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" ...  Wanted something with a little more clarity and greater distinction in the sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Out the box the sound was really good, however they weren't great. ... I mostly listen to EDM and Lofi Hiphop/Jazz and these are great for that. ... They're also super comfortable once you get used to pushing them in and creating a proper seal which also gives them really decent noise Isolation in an office space.  ...  "
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" ...  These IEMs sound better than many that are much more expensive.  ...  "
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" ...  Clearer sound than my Sure SE215.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: Good sound.  ...  "
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Comfort
 43
ear, foam, fit, tips, get
+95%
-5%
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" ...  I use this pair of IEM's while playing the drums, so sound isolation is really important. ... For you, there might be far worse comfort issues, for others, there might be no comfort issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I am really impressed by how I can actually hear all the frequencies, I have a pair of closed back over the ear AKG headphones that are $200 that these have a comparable frequency response.  ...  "
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" ...  The included ear inserts could stand to be a little more comfortable but you will get used to them like 10 minutes after putting them in and forget you even have them on as you get into your workflow.  ...  "
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" ...  Just a short while ago you had to pay $500 for a pair of earbuds with great sound but now you can spend under $100 to get the same thing. ... After much research and knowing how much earbuds bother my ears I opted for the AS10 with 5 balanced armatures. ... The comfort issues are personal. ... The foam increased the bass and also helped to keep them in my ears.  ...  "
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" ...  I am a professional Bassist and was skeptical that these universal in-ear monitors would provide the sound they claimed. ... Order replacement Memory Foam tips instead of the silicone tips that come with them.  ...  "
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" ...  I have many good pairs of in ears.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the sound and the fit and feel of these. ... I have not found tips that I like yet, the ones that came with the AS10 are still my favorite.  ...  "
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" ...  Out of the box these sounded good if I sat in one spot and held the earphones into my ear. ... For the price, you must have a pair of these, but order the Comply foam tips right along side your AS 10 order.  ...  "
Bass
 35
mids, highs, sound, like, impressive
+97%
-3%
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" ...  The LARGE size delivers the best bass for these by far. ... 5 drivers, 1 each Bass, Mids and Mid/High combo and 2 High.  ...  "
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" ...  These work great for me as a Bass Player in the band. ... Guitars are clear, and the bass is top notch The sensitivity of these headphones is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Crisp highs, accurate and crystal clear mids, and a generous amount of full bass.  ...  "
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" ...  great sound and bass.  ...  "
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" ...  The base is great, it doesn't distort.  ...  "
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" ...  Plenty of lows without being boomy.  ...  "
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" ...  Balanced armautres are known for reproducing mid and high frequencies with excellent detail and clarity, but are usually associated with lean, yet accurate bass. ... Would they have enough bass? ... The expected wide sound stage and excellent detail were there and the bass is amazing! ... The punch and impact of bass notes is impressive and they really dig deep, producing excellent low bass that is controlled and well textured. ... Bass is fast and accurate with quick attack and decay. ... They actually play fat booming electronic bass well but they don't add a long booming decay. ... They do respond to eq well, so you can boost bass to your liking and they are unfazed.  ...  "
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" ...  I have owned multiple kz earphones, these outweigh the rest, but to be honest, WHY SO MUCH BASS!  ...  "
Price
 30
iem, money, worth, price point, value
+100%
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" ...  For the cost you wont be disapointed and will be greatly satisfied. ... I would have bekieved these are worth 400 or 500 dollars.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall these are just outstanding for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price what you get is hard to beat.  ...  "
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" ...  Great head phones ESPECIALLY for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I paid $62.00. ... Worth every cent.  ...  "
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" ...  These are definitely the buds you want at a pretty darn good price.  ...  "
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" ...  In short, it's a fantastic iem for an even better price. ... There is an overall cohesion to the sound that is striking for this price point. ... KZ has created an iem with very impressive soundstage for the money. ... It's an unmatched amount of cohesion and refinement from a company that already seemed to have the below $50 market figured out.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall for a sub 60 dollar iem. ... These are a phenomonial value. ... but hey 60 bucks and sounds like 150 .  ...  "
Frequencies
 22
highs, bass, treble, as10, vocals
+95%
-5%
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" ...  For instruments and vocals, these are great.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent reproduction across the range of frequencies.  ...  "
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" ...  Highs are a bit scratchy but have not done burn in.  ...  "
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" ...  5 drivers, 1 each Bass, Mids and Mid/High combo and 2 High.  ...  "
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" ...  The low-mids are a bit warm, which is fine if that is something you enjoy. ... Mids: I don't have much to say about the mids except that the slightly warm boost in the tuning of the drivers can cover up a little detail here. ... Treble: While after about 14khz everything rolls off sharply, the treble that is produced is detailed and clear. ... Even without an eq, I am impressed with these IEMs and prefer them over the pair of Yamaha EPH-100s I bought years ago for twice the price.  ...  "
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" ...  They are incredibly balanced. ... Crisp highs, accurate and crystal clear mids, and a generous amount of full bass.  ...  "
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" ...  They have very clear but not too harsh highs, and plenty of low end that isn’t muddy.  ...  "
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" ...  The highs are soooo clear, and the mids .  ...  "
Fit
 20
ear, sound, ears, used, tips
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I have no complaints with the build quality, and even with their large size, they fit comfortably in my ears.  ...  "
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" ...  Can be able to fit my ears properly  ...  "
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" ...  I bought these to replace some universal fit single driver in-ear monitors I have been using for several years.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the foam ear buds to go with the unit so the fit, sound isolation and comfort are also pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  That will solve 99% of any fit issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I had my audiologist make impressions and now have custom tips that fit like a glove.  ...  "
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" ...  This is an incredibly personal rating so you will have to purchase and test-fit them for yourself.  ...  "
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" ...  The included ear inserts could stand to be a little more comfortable but you will get used to them like 10 minutes after putting them in and forget you even have them on as you get into your workflow.  ...  "
For Running
 13
headphones, buds, iems, frequency, ears
+100%
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" ...  These earbuds did that.  ...  "
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" ...  These buds are awesome! ... the buds themselves are superb.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought these were reference earphones, not beats by dr.dre!  ...  "
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" ...  I jumped (iems were in my ears with music playing).  ...  "
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" ...  In my opinion, these earbuds are definitely worth 10 times it’s price !  ...  "
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" ...  Love these Earbuds!  ...  "
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" ...  A Definitive option for in ears monitoring.  ...  "
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" ...  These are the best ear buds I've found .  ...  "
Headphones
 13
headphones, earbuds, sounding, pair, kz
+100%
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" ...  These headphones can go all the way down to 20Hz!  ...  "
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" ...  Wonderful sounding, high quality earbuds !  ...  "
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" ...  If you think a pair of a thirty dollars Sony head phone is good, what you have been listening to was actually just decent stereo, which should be considered antiquated technology, as it is expected to progress in the last 20 plus years.  ...  "
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" ...  They easily rival high end earphones!  ...  "
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" ...  these are better sounding than any earbuds that come standard with any phone.  ...  "
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" ...  As well as many great studio headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased these headphones as an upgrade from the KZ ZS6 headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Every pair of earbuds/earphones I have all have a different sound signature.  ...  "
Cables
 13
upgraded, tips, iem, braided, get
+92%
-8%
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" ...  IEM's with 5 balanced armature drivers, a great braided cable, and even better customer service.  ...  "
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" ...  They offer a new upgraded braided cable that feels very nice, though besides that, your tips are the only other packaging material.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m not sure of the standard cable because I got the one with the mic.  ...  "
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" ...  Now go plug these into something awesome and dance a little :)  ...  "
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" ...  These have replaceable cables so that will never be a big issue  ...  "
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" ...  Grab these without hesitation and grab the upgraded cable for 14 bucks and be on your way! ... You get the headphones, a cable, and a couple more sizes of eartips. ... I purchased the upgraded cable and installed it and it works perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  I find that wire that comes stock with it is a be cheap and flimsy but for the price your paying that’s to be expected, I recommend getting a balanced cable to really get the best of these great in ears.  ...  "
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" ...  The 3.5 Jack is junk as is the cable but the sound quality for price is phenomonial. ... Most say get comply tips and a better cable.  ...  "
Build Quality
 9
tips, rubber, made, iems, flexible
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I had my audiologist make impressions and now have custom tips that fit like a glove.  ...  "
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" ...  These are super nice and it’s hard to want to bring them with me for the fear of damaging them.  ...  "
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" ...  They are rugged and well constructed.  ...  "
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" ...  These seal very well.  ...  "
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" ...  They offer a new upgraded braided cable that feels very nice, though besides that, your tips are the only other packaging material. ... In terms of build quality, the iems feel quite robust. ... The iems feel very solid and it doesn't feel like other cheaply alternatives. ... The Heaven has it's good points but overall, is just not as flexible.  ...  "
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" ...  The foam plate can be easily lifted with the attached black ribbon, underneath the foam plate 2 plastic bags containing the silicone tips (3 pairs in total, S-M-L , the IEM’s come with the Medium size tips attached), and the cable. ... The braided cable feels better compared to earlier KZ models, is not sticky, is flexible and have a good feeling to the touch,  ...  "
Drivers
 7
iems, driver, balanced, 5 drivers, price
+100%
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" ...  Let me start off by saying these Iem’s blew my mind I was using a Westone Dual driver and these make those look like garbage and they costed twice as much then what I paid for these.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought these to replace some universal fit single driver in-ear monitors I have been using for several years.  ...  "
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" ...  I still enjoy my Probably due to the balanced armatures instead of the drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are $149 bucks and only have two drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  And the price for 5 drivers, holy cow! ... My drummer ordered the cheaper kz's with 2 drivers.  ...  "
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" ...  By offering iems with 5 drivers per side (their 10 line), they've really been pushing the meaning of price to performance.  ...  "
Noise Cancellation
 6
sound, noise, music, fit, ear
+100%
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" ...  I'm a drummer and need decent isolation.  ...  "
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" ...  The noise canceling is A1!!  ...  "
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" ...  The sound isolation is not quite up to par with say some Shure IEMs but the sound quality sure is.  ...  "
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" ...  the music sounds better because of the isolation.  ...  "
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" ...  Isolation is very good when on stage.  ...  "
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" ...  These do fit my ear very well and really isolate exterior noise.  ...  "
Earbuds
 6
buds, ear tips, much, found, foam
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I love these ear buds.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the foam ear buds to go with the unit so the fit, sound isolation and comfort are also pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  I mean I use these as ear buds as well and songs I listened to thousands of times and know like the back of my hand all sound like I’m hearing them for the first time. ... I chose these because I needed to premium pair or do it all ear buds and I found them. ... 2ndly Foam ear tips ... So you can get away with the silicone ear tips BUTTT .  ...  "
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" ...  These are the best ear buds I've found .  ...  "
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" ...  in fact sounds much better than all my Bose sport ear buds .  ...  "
Call quality
 4
sound signature, quality
+100%
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" ...  With 5 BA speakers, you can pretty well cover the entire human hearing range.  ...  "
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" ...  Remember quality and detail is hear .  ...  "
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" ...  I can't call the sound signature neutral, although I think it tries to be.  ...  "
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" ...  You hear every detail clearly.  ...  "
Gaming
 3
+100%
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" ...  Its a new gaming ASUS FX705 laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m gonna order another set just for backup, and still be ahead of the game financially.  ...  "
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" ...  I also used these for a few games of Blackout on my Xbox, and they sounded amazing (I bought the Mic chord for this reason.)  ...  "
Product Reliability
 3
pair, using, something, see, even
+100%
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" ...  I've been using IEM for about 3 years now, but I'm also cheap and do not see why name brand IEM are $100 or more and they aren't even that great.  ...  "
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" ...  Has worked fantastically in every application.  ...  "
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" ...  These past few years, they've really been looking to make a splash.  ...  "
Band
 3
band
+100%
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" ...  If you are on stage, in a band, you know how important it is to hear each instrument or voice clearly, cleanly, no muddiness.  ...  "
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" ...  These work great for me as a Bass Player in the band.  ...  "
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" ...  I use these playing bass on our praise band at church.  ...  "
Packing
 3
+100%
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" ...  The packaging is nice and looks professional.  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging, Isolation, Build Quality  ...  "
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" ...  These look and feel great and the packaging is excellent.  ...  "
Marketplace
 3
+100%
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" ...  Thanks for reading my review.  ...  "
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" ...  I was sceptical.  ...  "
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" ...  I highly recommend the AS10 and Kinboofi is a great seller.  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
+100%
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" ...  Very very clean.  ...  "
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" ...  And honestly on stage they are a much cleaner look.  ...  "
Design
 3
really, zsr, sound, packaging, love
+100%
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" ...  I love the sound and the fit and feel of these.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like the see through plastic aesthetic and the black back contrasting it. ... ZSR: Against the ZSR, one of KZ's even more budget offering, you can see the refinement of the AS10's really shine.  ...  "
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" ...  They are relaxed and still have great detail. ... These look and feel great and the packaging is excellent.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
Bluetooth:  Yes