Went to Mingo's shop in Wanchai and you only get a limited selection of earphones for auditioning. Unfortunately, there are no seats either so you'll have to stand the whole time.
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12/7/08 at 4:32am
Hmm, I had pretty good service from headphonehk.com (I auditioned amps and headphones for like 4 hrs before buying anything), but this year I'll probably go to mingo because its a bit closer to where I'll be staying, and that many people have recommended mingo.
Does Mingo have the Senn IE8, UM3, TF10 and SE530 for auditioning? These are the 4 that I'm choosing from, and I'll get custom tips with whichever one I'll be buying. IIRC, Mingo does the custom tips for about $300HKD, but the turnaround time will be tight as I'm only in HK for 2 weeks, and the manufacturing time for those tips is about 2 weeks..............Guess where and what I'll be doing as soon as I get off the plane
I'll also be buying a tube amp, so mingo better not mind having me around the store for a long time before buying something!
headphonehk didn't have an SE530 for sampling when I went there, which sucked, but I got to audition ER4, SF5pro, TF10, UM2 and UM1. Also got to sample many of their amps and headphones as well (e.g. MS1), so I guess it was good compensation.
So the one in wangchai has less stuff than usual??? I've always been wondering why there are 2 stores in Mongkok.....
Do they have UM3 demonstrators yet? I read on their website that there is going to be a sample available.