Originally Posted by RogerWilco
It would not be a hard choice for me phildox.The Lavry is a very nice piece ,but the Zhalou is much better priced with an awesome sound.
As for the price discussions i see here ,everyone is always looking for the best deal(including myself).But ordering an item from across the world i want someone that i can trust and depend on.I may pay a little more for that,but it makes me feel more comfortable.
Have you seen the profit level of dealers in the usa?You better believe no matter what they say they are going to make there $ buck.
Computition is a good thing though.
i understand your sentiment, but there's no reason to trust lawrence more than eddie. lawrence buys his stuff FROM EDDIE WU. you're trying to rationalize the extra cost you payed; of course even at lawrence's prices it's a steal compared to other options on the market in the west, but that doesn't mean we who have yet to buy should avoid price-comparisons.
everyone seems to be desperately trying to rationalize their own purchases. please, tone that down a tad. folks get pissed when it's possible they could have gotten something better for less. i think we need to keep in mind three things:
1. all the choices we're dealing with may be lovely in there own right; this is ALL GOOD STUFF
2. it's all about your own ears, and prefferences
3. this is only ONE review; and they tested on speakers; if you don't use speakers much YMMV
personally, i cannot afford something more expensive than the zhaolu, so it's a lovely thing for me