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PROS: Sound and build quality, deep impactful bass, natural sounding mids and clear treble, better fit than predecessors, interesting Anime style packaging, good amount of accessories.
CONS: Kxxs could do with a better cable.
The sample was provided to me to test and review. I am not affiliated with the company or its sellers in any way and write this review with my best unbiased opinion regardless of how the review turns out.
I am a professional musician, producer and audio engineer with experience in the performing, recording and pro-audio industry. I test products on a technical and musical level and try to write reviews as simple as possible from a music fan’s perspective.
I majorly listen to rock, acoustic, pop and metal and occasionally listen to EDM songs which are doing the rounds on the radio and charts.
- Frequency response – 10-80000Hz
- Effective frequency response – 20-20000HZ (IEC60318-4)
- Impedance – 32Ω (@1KHz)
- Sensitivity – 110dB (@1KHz)
- Quality control range – ±1dB
- Diaphragm material – Diamond-Like-Carbon & PEEK
- Coil – φ0.035mm-CCAW (Daikoku)
- Shell Material – Zinc-aluminum alloy, die-casting-carving-polishing-plating
- Transducer – φ10mm electric transducer
- Standard wiring material: 2-pin, 4N-OFC silver plated copper
- Jack – 3.5mm
Available for sale on Amazon.
Included in the box.
I got the pre-release version of kxxs, so it was just the KXXS, a cable and a small case (Pictured below).
So, I asked their distributor for some pictures of the packaging and all its contents for you to see what all will come inside the box. From what I can see in the pictures, it comes loaded with a nice blue carry case (which I also got), a cable, an assortment of ear tips, a pouch to keep those ear tips, a tweezer, extra wax guards and manuals.
The built quality of the KXXS is similar to Kanas Pro in appearance but the shells are bigger and the model name, ‘KXXS’, is etched along the seam whereas Kanas Pro was printed on the faceplate. The shells are made up of zinc-aluminum alloy die casts, which are then carved, polished and chrome plated. The KXXS shells are a little more weighted than the Kanas Pro, which gives me more confidence in their build quality. But that’s just me. The faceplate design is a bit different as it has 4 degrees of curvature whereas Kanas Pro had 3. The KXXS nozzles have a better designed lip to keep the ear tips in place unlike the Kanas Pro where a few people complained that its nozzle lips couldn’t restrict the ear tips from going further in.
As a whole, KXXS looks like a better designed product.
Fit and Comfort.
Kxxs fits my ears better as the shells are bigger and they fill up my concha which gives the shell some good support from the bottom. The nozzles also go into my ear canal better and also block outside noise fairly well, more than Kanas Pro. Also, as stated above, KXXS has a better designed nozzle lip because of which the ear tips stay in place rather than going in and making a snug fit a little problematic. As a result, KXXS fits way better and more snugly than Kanas Pro.