I had written 8 months ago on audiobudget.com, before the ZS6 were announced: "...OUTLOOK: we are already anxiously awaiting the release of the KZ ZS7 in September . They will sport 11 drivers each side and cost $57. This time, the design will be "borrowed" from Shure. They will sound so spectacular that Igor will have to make up a 6th star to do them justice. And as we start receiving our mail orders from China after long delays, KZ release their ZS9 just in time for Christmas (17 drivers per side; $87). Not too far off.