Let’s compare the CCA C10 to other headphones in a similar price range: The CCA C10 are attractive and for the price they’re sold at, they’re rather good. Music files were mostly standard-res (16 bit / 44.1 kHz) FLAC files. Timbre is unfortunately, artificial for acoustic instruments, much like some circa 2018 KZ fare. KZ ZS10 has better soundstage and imaging. Brand Name: REECHO One of the tenets of software development is to reuse code whenever that’s convenient and possible. So how's this latest KZ 10-driver earphone compare to the CCA C10 … You may think that the CCA C10 are similar to other earphones you’ve seen in the past… and you would be right. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
It’s actually fun and I would say that it adds to the music without taking anything away (though it depends heavily on what music you listen to). Note weight is leaner and tonality is overall on the colder side. Sound is another matter, though! Your email address will not be published. The C10 use the same shell as other KZ models such as the KZ ZSN and the KZ ZS10 Pro. The CCA C10 Pro features a V shaped sound signature, with an overly boosted upper mids/treble. The ZS10 Pro tame bass and treble and fix the midrange, while also making soundstage larger and imaging more accurate. I think the CCA C10 Pro will do pretty well with genres that have more synthetic instrumentation eg electronic. CCA C10 Pro is hence brighter, and due to the ears taking the entire frequency spectrum as a whole, it also feels as though the CCA C10 Pro is lighter in bass quantity.

Hey there! Cymbals and high hats occasionally sound splashy. I had a bigger collection of KZ pokemons in the past, but have sold all my KZs away except the KZ ZS10 Pro, so apologies if I can’t do A/B comparisons with the other KZs.

He has played the piano and guitar in a band for the last 15 years. That seems to be true for earphones, too, as the CCA C10 are the umpteenth reuse of the KZ ZSN shell. Knowledge Zenith KZ EDX Single-Dynamic Driver Earphone. Even when using foam tips, the CCA C10 aren’t able to give you much isolation. Imaging, instrument separation and details are above average but not class leading for a multi BA/hybrid budget set. The other difference between the C10 and the ZSN is in the 2-pin connector, which has like a recessed frame – it bulges out from its surroundings, so the cable connector has to have a part that fits in this area (you can see that in the picture above). I liked that the CCA C10 Pro came in a 2 pin connector, that has generally better lifespan than MMCX connectors in my experience. Though the wife has never been more unhappy with the increasing number of IEMs and earbuds in the mail. Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote in its masterpiece novel The Leopard that “everything has to change in order for nothing to change”. I would like to thank the Wooeasy Earphones Store for providing this review unit. Soundphile Review: headphones reviews, earphones reviews, IEMs reviews, speakers reviews, Bluetooth speakers reviews - and more.

Specification: and still not feel any fatigue or discomfort.

In order to write this review I used a Topping DX7, an iBasso DC02 and an xDuoo X10T II coupled with an xDuoo XD-10 Poke as sources.
Light and comfortable. This is a real upgrade. The TRN V90S is also another V shaped set, but it has less boosted upper mids/lower treble than the CCA C10 Pro, with the latter being more fatiguing and harsh and sibilant. They have good technical ability and they’re comfortable. In all likelihood, a pro version of this CCA C10 Pro will probably be coming our way in a few weeks’ time, since it appears KZ (and by extension sister company CCA) are back to their circa 2018 – early 2019 habits of churning out almost weekly sidegrades/marginal upgrades. Copyright © 2016 - 2020 Soundphile Review CCA C10 Pro $40 Multi Driver ChiFi Marvel. The CCA C10 Pro features a V shaped sound signature, with an overly boosted upper mids/treble. Please note that you should write in English, and comments in other languages will be deleted. At best, they can only slightly reduce background noise when it’s not too strong. The CCA C10 Pro features a V shaped sound signature, with an overly boosted upper mids/treble. They’re not devoid of criticism and they’re actually better suited for modern genres that require additional bass kick, but at less than $40 they’re almost a steal. Radsone EarStudio HE100 review: diversity, Headphones in Pictures: Tin HiFi T4 and oBravo Cupid Basic, Best earphones, headphones, DACs, amplifiers, DAPs. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Baskingshark previously had to almost sell a kidney to fund IEMs for stage monitoring, so he is always on the lookout for gear with good price to performance ratio.

The body of the IEM is all plastic …

What I found to be especially good is speed: the CCA C10 are able to deliver good physicality with drums and other percussions or plucked instruments. It is good with instruments such as electric guitars or violins, but less so with voices – as an example, Led Zeppelin’s The Battle of Evermore shows voices having very different emphases even though they should be more-or-less equal. Not for treble sensitive folks, can be fatiguing and harsh in the treble.

He contributes on Head-Fi occasionally. The CCA C10 Pro is very comfortable and light and I had no issues with using it for longer sessions in terms of fit (sound wise however, I couldn’t use it too long due to the harsh treble, but that will be discussed below). I find it doesn’t give much value add compared to some existing KZ/CCA iterations (eg the KZ ZS10 Pro), so this is one pokemon that you should think twice about catching. I have also reported on technology for major Italian publications since 2011. Feel free to leave a comment. It isn’t super sparkling nor airy, but it is enjoyable nonetheless as it stays vivid enough. Treble is not much extended and it also has a relatively low level of detail. KZ ZS10 Pro. Not that it’s a bad thing, actually, as it’s a utilitarian packaging that serves its purpose and I guess that it plays a role in keeping the price down (and it’s also easily recyclable). For cable believers, I feel a pure copper one would have synergized better with the CCA C10 Pro as it is already bright and harsh in the treble, and would have benefitted from a copper cable to tame the highs and give a bit of warmth.