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CCA C10 Review - A better KZ ZSN

Introduction:

If you read my review of the KZ ZSN you know how good those sounded for the price. Well imagine an even better version. What if I told you those existed? Well they do and they are called the CCA C10. These deliver a great balance across the frequencies that is shocking for their price. Do they take the crown as the best under $50? Well read on to find out.

Highs: 

These are exactly what I look for in IEM when it comes to treble. Something that's not lacking in treble but doesn't over do it. These are refined and present. It's treble in a manner you would want it to sound like. They have this airiness to them that contains a touch of sparkle but the airiness doesn't come completely from that sparkle. The best way to describe it is that the treble has a bit of bite to it but nothing that would cause fatigue or harshness. 

Mids:

The mids are very similar to the ZSN but more refined and without the bass bleed. They have a forward but not far sound to them that managed to place the vocals in the right spot for listening. Their sound stage is excellent both in the depth and width. Once again they present the right amount of space between everything so that it feels like your in a larger room but that the music isn't so far away.  The separation of instruments is also excellent and even on complex tracks you can find each specific thing. 

Lows:

Once again very polished and balanced across the frequency range. There is never too much of one thing rather the bass strikes this beautiful balance between the mid bass and the sub bass. You get a nice rumble from the sub bass without feeling likes it overwhelmingSimilarly you get mid bass that doesn't dominate and bleed into the mids. The bass is able to correctly convey lots information without getting hung up in one area which is rare for Chi-fi. With Chi-Fi you usually see something with more mid bass or more sub bass and so getting something so balanced is refreshing. 


Fit and Quality:

These fit almost exactly like the KZ ZSN and your probably noticed they look the same. Well I'll let you in on a little secret since you read this far the ZSN and CCA IEM's are made in the same place. This was found out by 1clearhead on the head-fi forms. So other than the tuning and internals they are similar. This is why it really is essentially a more expensive more refined ZSN. 

Conclusion:

So do these top the best under $50 chart? Heck yeah they do these manage to be so refined for so little money it's shocking. Once again we see Chi-Fi continuing to get better and better with each new IEM that's released. If you want something that is refined and balanced across pretty much everything buy them now. 

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Comments

  1. Nice review, for the future, also would be great to have comparisons with another iem's in the same price bracket.
    Overall keep it up!

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  2. Nice review, I've already ordered the ZSN because of their appearance but I didn't realise the metal plate at the back was vented which is a problem if I have the side of my head on the pillow, I am trying to deduce between these, the sender dt6 which the phonograph.net gives top marks to or paying more for the CCA C16. Is the backplate made of metal? I wish these things didn't take so long to arrive.

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  3. Good review. I personally thought the C10 could use a bit sharper highs and a bit more bass. With an equalizer, though, you can achieve that. It is a really great earphone, for the price!

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