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TFZ Series 5S IEM

TFZ Series 5S IEM

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Welp, I thought I'd leave a comment here. My headphones have officially died as of a month ago. No longer works properly in one ear and the other one sounds awful. I guess for the price, I can't complain too much, but they didn't last as long as I had hoped.
Is there any guarantee for this earphone? I am having a problem with the right piece. Please help me if anyone happens to know about this matter. Thanks!
What causes this?
that means you shipment can't find your address, so its gonna be bounce back to the sender, it happened to me as well, regardless I have put the correct address
I'm honestly really impressed with the packaging.
Tested with FLAC versions:
BROS wtf just happent in mah earhols? 5s bass so good. Clarity even through peaks. I am just blown away. Just... Awesome. I am not even using an amp. This is pure beast.
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Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 10/31 or sooner if something comes up.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the TFZ Series 5S IEM and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 11/7.
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Does this have a replaceable cable? I am sick and tired of having to replace my buds bc the cables wear out. I want a pair I can just simply replace the cables
There are plenty of other options with replaceable cables, sadly Massdrop doesn't drop a whole lot of them around 100
For those purchased or already have series 5 with BRAIDED CABLE in possesion, this will be the same thing inside and out i know because i had to take apart mine, and everything inside looks the same without any change..both the series 5 (BRAIDED CABLE) and 5s (or what they call a 'special edition' on alibaba) be aware of marketing mumbo-jumbo.. do not waste your hard earned money buying the same thing.
I just got my Series 5's about a month ago. Are there any serious improvements with the 5S, or should I wait for the Series 7?
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Cool. I was thinking of selling my Series 5 to a friend (missed the drop) and then buy these. I'm hoping the 7s will drop here, and if so, will be under $150. They are a BA/Dynamic hybrid with 4 drivers per side, so yeah, they will probably be pricier. Not a ton of info on them yet.
I think Series 7 was going to be 200 - 300, and there's two different versions
had both the original tfz 5 and the upgraded cable 5. upgraded cable /S has 1-2dB less bass and a sharper, harsher treble. they removed a thin filter from behind the nozzle, which made the treble shoutier. seems they haven't put it back on the new purple 5S so it's a pass from me. All in all, I think the old Series 5 was a safer, less offensive sound (rather be too bassy than too harsh); the upgraded version is close to perfect but they made the poor decision of removing the treble filter.
Also, the treble is increased, yes. But not in extension, just peakiness.
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Sounds like a faulty pair imo, burn in is not going to change it that much
damn ok );
Are these only available in purple?
So far, I only found same colour on other sites so it appears there is only 1 colour.
Really sad that massdrop would release the 5s right around the time we are getting the older series 5. Wish I could change my order.I like the 5s look, wonder how the 5s compares to the original series 5.
Sorry about that :/
The old 5 still has a decent cable and not the trash rubber one, right?
Yep that's true. Moding the S5 would be interesting too. Can't wait another month to get the new one especially since I live in India and shipping the new one would also add 2 more weeks to clear customs ( 6 weeks total) and I can't wait that long.
Would anyone with experience of both care to offer an opinion on how these compare to the Ostry KC06A?
If I buy from AliExpress.

If I buy from massdrop.

Both above are in USD.
Do you think ordering from massdrop would mean higher quality?
No, it should be the same.
Things being sold on massdrop which could also be purchased from aliexpress are no longer attractive for non-US residents. I collect IEMs and saw this... and I went to see how much I would be saving by buying from massdrop. More and more it gets same or more expensive to buy from massdrop. The problem is the shipping cost. That nullifies the reason to buy from massdrop unless the product is exclusive and can be purchased only from massdrop..... sigh
How do these compare to the shure se215?
For me the shure se215 has better sound isolation. Both are colorful using a dynamic drivers. But the tfz 5 is darker and with EQ has a good thumping bass. Not sure how to compare to the tfz 5s but figure its close
Lol the tfz 5 is not even close to being darker.
Can anyone comment on how these are with regular gym use? I had a pair of Vsonic VSD3S that kind of shorted out after a couple months. That and i found it a bit too congested
For everyone who joined the last drop and is having the old versions shipped to us now, can we exchange them for this one? Feels like a slap in the face to see this go up for sale while the old version is en route to us.
Do these sound better than the original Series 5?
@JamesX pointed out the differences. Whether those changes are better for you or not is up to how you like your music.
Okay, so maybe this is picky, but I am going to ask it anyhow... If you are like me and have no idea about this product at all, would looking at the pictures/description would you be able to tell if these are: Wired, or Bluetooth If it has a mic or not They may be the best thing since.....ever, but the description is so lacking.
Photos don't show much, I'll give you that. Although cable length gives it away it would be easier to just show the whole thing, wire and all.
To answer your question, wired and no in-line mic.
For anyone who can answer this; I'm wondering how these sound compared to the 1S series. I recently purchased my and are pleased with the sound they produced. I'm wondering if the extra $40 for the 5S would be worth it. Thanks!
Should probably be noted that the commit at price has been raised by 10 bucks compared to the last two drops
I'm not stoked when a platform such as Massdrop sells off a company's previous model headphone before moving onto the current.
Not sure if 5S was readily available when MD was dropping 5. Even then, I have no idea how flexible MD can be as far as changing the deal they struck with TFZ.
Also, only minor adjustments were made to the 5S (stuff that people modded the originals with) and aren't an upgrade by any means. I think some people actually mod the 5S to negate treble increase. Both can be modded to sound great!
No color options? Lame.
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I did. I think I got too used to using a set of headphones like my DT 990 pros with a wide soundstage and less bass (and open back). Switching back to IEMs has been a tough transition. I'm still looking forward to the change up for the 5s either way.
I think the treble change to 5S makes it very similar to the 990, that sharp treble. The bass is greater in quantity but the treble is not as extended.
They decreased the Bass by 2db and increased the treble on the '5s' from the original '5'.
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Probably will improve clarity accross the spectrum. The Series 5 sounded a little too bloated to my ears because of the bombastic bass.
I've listened to both the black cable and the braided cable versions and I rather liked the lesser amount of bass from the braided one. However if I wanted clarity I have other earphones for that. The only problem I really had with the braided 5 was the upper end could get pretty harsh even when rolled back and for higher pitched vocals. I dunno how they're gonna "increase treble" but I really hope they fix that.