CCZ Warrior is the return of CCZ, known by Coffee Bean, Emerald, Melody, and Plume. Still a young brand, but gaining experience quickly. So let’s see CCZ Warrior 1 DD + 3 BA and its relevance to its name.
Neutral to warm timbre
Impressive yet BA basses
Somehow high technicalities
Bass is big
Power is altering what you hear in a positive way due to 3 BA
Isolation significantly quiets the environment. Can be used as a sleeping sound protector if the fit wasn’t preventive. Don’t get me wrong; its not like Plume. But the shell has the size of a hybrid which is fairly normal.
Overall presentation is forward with a smooth tuning. Timbre is neutral to dark. Can be considered as safe because treble range is cut off. But safe become pain in my ears after raising the volume up after 70/100 volume off ipad pro. However I didn’t hear distortion even after setting the volume to 85/100. This is a good sign. Extensions are a little better than adequate. So the layering too. And speed at the same time.
Feel Good INC is becoming a nice track for Warrior (nicer than Limehouse Blues) and the not so bleeding but a lil’ thumpy bass isn’t disturbing this modern funk fun. One of my picks for the budget range.
Last Garrisons drum kick loaded opening is overwhelming but the synthesizer after that is surprisingly visible. However this visibility is mainly on the relatively simple moments of the track. I have to admit that it is losing ground when the tracks get busy. Vocal texture is nice. Not ultra or something. You get what you pay here in that mid band.
Skrillex is forcing me to lower the volume down to ~30/100 level. BUT electronic basses provide slightly tactile feedback even though they are not very juicy. (The usual drawback of budget BA configs.) But layering is better than meh here.
Let’s test the organic stage width and basses… You are sitting in the audience seat somehow close to the stage. And this track (the Electro Suite) is demanding more volume for the BAs to operate in full capacity and the DD is pushing its limits here with basses. And basses are striking you intensively. The dark atmosphere is all around you. Layering capacity of it is helpful here.
Solway Firth is starting full of BA clarity in this price. And the bass attack after the vocal is so impressive! (Me a BA lover since Westone Um3x loved its bass impact capacity at this price). Hateful screamo style vocals are understandable (conceivable) which is a rare sight under $50. And the whistle like chime is clearly visible (it was so in Enter Shikari Last Garrison and it’s essential synthesizers)
Finally, all those BA drivers started to reveal their secrets. Almost every technical parameter has improved. And the bass plus the treble formed an exciting V. Instrument separation rose up. Soundstage turned out to be slightly immersive.
Playing COD is a sweet and fun favoring experience with it. Fun %70 Critical %30. However big guns shots doesn’t bloat other sounds which is a bonus factor for its fun.
CCZ Warrior Review Conclusions
CCZ is an exciting brand known for it’s amateurish looking budget iems and concha filling multi drivered good looking piece. However this Warrior is both better than the older budget pieces we had reviewed before, it showed um3x characteristics and priced at budget segment BUT gave us only a certain degree of comfort. We thank keephifi for the sample. Review is non biased as always. Buy from this non affiliated link.