BUDGET
IN-EAR

KC2

BQEYZ

Rating

Price

8.1

45 €

Review published:

08/2018

Driver

4

per Side

2

Dynamic

2

Balanced

Impedance

15 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

8

Bass

8

Mids

8

Trebles

Sensitivity

105 dB

8

Handling

9

Haptic

A

Value

0

Daily Life

Frequency

7 - 40000 Hz

Intro

The KC2 is another model of the BQEYZ family and is almost related to the K2.
Technically and haptically the new BQEYZ models are in the first league and show only subtle differences between each other, so that it is difficult to choose a general winner, but rather based on personal preferences.

The KC2 is close to the TRN V80 and very balanced in all frequency ranges.

Handling

Short and sweet:
Robust metal housing, despite the size a very pleasant wearing comfort, detachable cables, which are among the best you get at the moment, cool optics and a good isolation. No more and no less you get here for your money.

The packaging with contents is very minimalistic, as with all BQEYZ models, but that's not the point.

Sound

That's the best I've heard about a balanced in-ear for a long time and it's easy to tell the difference to the smaller brother (KB1).

The bass is not as emphasized as the KB1 and rather reserved. Nevertheless, it is extremely controlled and on the point. Due to its dry, matter-of-fact nature it produces some details, but prefers the mid-bass most of all.
It has no bass head potential but works very cleanly and also delivers enough sub-bass to do many styles justice. Only for die-hard electro fans it could be too little. A little more dynamic would also be welcome.

The mids are pretty close to perfection for the price range we're in here.
Pleasantly warm, very good and natural tonality and especially accurate. The upper range is slightly raised, which brings the voices slightly forward, but just the right amount.

The highs also do everything right. If you look at them separately, you could speak of a V-signature. Because the middle heights are somewhat reduced compared to the others, there is almost no emphasis on the sibilants and also no exhausting sharpness. The repeated ascent in the highest range provides airiness and brilliance.

The stage and three-dimensional presentation are above the average in the price category.

Outro

It's hard to say anything negative about the KC2. If you're looking for a hair in the soup, you could wish for an even deeper frequency response and a bit more dynamics. Otherwise, the KC2 are extraordinarily good and certainly one of the best currently under 50 € to get. BQEYZ know their trade!

Legend

Haptic:

Here the processing plays a role and the usability of the scope of supply. Additionally the appearance, wearing comfort and robustness.


Value:
Here I evaluate for me subjectively the price/performance ratio - does not flow into the evaluation!

Z: No Brainer

A: money well spent

B: all right, you can do

C: gives better for less money

D: overpriced

E: collector's price

Daily life:
Here, I focus on the long-term audibility and whether I can hear it well out of the box. This is of course very subjective and therefore only a minimal deduction or bonus. 

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BQ3

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KC2

KC2

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Second Opinion

Head-Fier Otto Motor

Dieser 2 + 2 Hybridkopfhörer zeichnet sich durch seine hervorragende Balance und klanglicher Geschmeidigkeit (einschließlich eines feinen, minimalistischen Basses) aus, die bei entspanntem Hören bei niedriger Lautstärke am besten zum Tragen kommen. Die Ohrhörer bestehen aus matt poliertem Aluminium und sind mit einem 2-poligen 0.78-mm-Stecker mit einem hochwertigen, geflochtenen Kabel verbunden. Vielleicht der derzeit beste Chifi Hybrid in seiner Preisklasse.

Contact:

chi-fier@gmx.de

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