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I just bought the ZS5 for 22 USD with the non-mic cable with no premium cables. Will use my ZS3 silver cable and get the yellow one whenever it's available.
 
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I just bought the ZS5 for 22 USD with the non-mic cable with no premium cables. Will use my ZS3 silver cable and get the yellow one whenever it's available.
for $22? where?
 
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FYI official launch price on taobao is 199/209 RMB for stock/stock w/mic cable, and +40 RMB for silver or gold upgrade cable. Usually shops have coupons for like 10RMB off.
Net this translates to about USD 28/29 and USD 35/36 before any shipping costs.

So anything less than these and the seller is passing on some of their margins to you. But if you see something that's TOO low, then buyer beware...
 
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I just bought the ZS5 for 22 USD with the non-mic cable with no premium cables. Will use my ZS3 silver cable and get the yellow one whenever it's available.
Same question!

I contacted with Jim @ NiceHCK and no 10$ discount - only typical answer with wish to extend processing time 15-20 days due to pre-order status.
 
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Clear... WHERE did You buy Yours? I want to hit the buy button and get the experience You are having!

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I gave up! Pre-ordered it from NickeHCK (haven`t had issues with them), gray, without mic, silver cable for 36$.

Painful waiting begins....
Sorry for the late reply CoiL, nonetheless they are worth every penny and then some. I bought mine in taobao, since I'm in China, but definitely you're going to like there incredible soundstage. This just blew away all my expectations on KZ's latest model. I just didn't see this one coming. I didn't expect the soundstage to sound as if you just bought some of the best 3D, Hi-RES IEM on the market. All kidding aside, if QC doesn't play a big role in bringing these down, than these are probably going to be the best KZ I've ever laid ears on. Overall, it might be too soon to say, but after 4 days with the ZS5, they can even compete as possibly the latest "budget hybrid killers" on the market, if you ask me.
 
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Sorry for the late reply CoiL, nonetheless they are worth every penny and then some. I bought mine in taobao, since I'm in China, but definitely you're going to like there incredible soundstage. This just blew away all my expectations on KZ's latest model. I just didn't see this one coming. I didn't expect the soundstage to sound as if you just bought some of the best 3D, Hi-RES IEM on the market. All kidding aside, if QC doesn't play a big role in bringing these down, than these are probably going to be the best KZ I've ever laid ears on. Overall, it might be too soon to say, but after 4 days with the ZS5, they can even compete as possibly the latest "budget hybrid killers" on the market, if you ask me.
Thats GREAT to hear! Especially 3D soundstage part! I bet with my HW&SW modded DX5X & HW modded Aune T1 (Siemens E88CC goldpin) they will sound holographic!
 
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Same question!

I contacted with Jim @ NiceHCK and no 10$ discount - only typical answer with wish to extend processing time 15-20 days due to pre-order status.
I entered in "AudioBudget" as comment and waited for half an hour.
 
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I entered in "AudioBudget" as comment and waited for half an hour.
Really? Then I do NOT want that discount cuz I`ve suspected from day 1 audiobudget site released, that this guy is subjective, paid to promo and lean reviews according to "discount".
 
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Got my ZS3, ZST and ATR earphones today. I liked the most the ZST's but all of them sound awesome. I would recommend to add few bucks and instead of the ATR's buy the ZS3 or ZST. the highs on the ZST and ZS3 are lacking a little, do I need to burn them a little and it would be better, or is the highs not that good on both?
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Really? Then I do NOT want that discount cuz I`ve suspected from day 1 audiobudget site released, that this guy is subjective, paid to promo and lean reviews according to "discount".
He was banned from the site for a reason. Maybe that was part of it, I don't know, and don't really care.
 
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