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post #151 of 4017
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IMO, my foray into speaker amps is only just starting. I was planning to use the Emotiva mini X  for my HE-4 since it need a lot of power (like the HE-6). As a corollary therefore, any good headphone amp like the GSX-mk2, the Mjolnir (that I own), the Japanese-made Bakoon amp etc will be equally good with the HE-500. The planars in general respond very well to more power so speaker amps should drive them well. Head-fiers seem to like vintage Pioneer, Kenwood and Sansui amps.

I have not heard the HD 800. From what I hear, its a detail freak. For my kind of music, I don't need that detail. People have complained about its treble though. Sorry I cannot help you there. But it also depends on the type of SQ you want in a headphone.

Thanks for the opinion. I'm familar with HD800 sound. I read before that HD800 doesn't have good synergy with emotiva speaker tap, it can too bright sometimes. That was I meant to ask. Since GSX-mk2 goes well with both HE-500 and HD800, I'll look into it.
post #152 of 4017

got my fiio x3 and hifiman he400

sounds awesome

post #153 of 4017

The customs question is now beginning to bug me. I got a $300 headphone delivered to me from the US, last Tuesday. It came through USPS (I think the last mile was a private courier). I did not get charged any duty whatsoever. Will they "demand" the duty later on (usually that was the case with FEDEX/UPS when I lived in the US and imported stuff from Canada/wherever) or did I get lucky?

post #154 of 4017
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Originally Posted by shinystuffbuyer View Post
 

The customs question is now beginning to bug me. I got a $300 headphone delivered to me from the US, last Tuesday. It came through USPS (I think the last mile was a private courier). I did not get charged any duty whatsoever. Will they "demand" the duty later on (usually that was the case with FEDEX/UPS when I lived in the US and imported stuff from Canada/wherever) or did I get lucky?


u got lucky man.

 

now just packup ur stuff and change the address to be sure:biggrin:

post #155 of 4017

:cool:...

 

I think I will (pack up my stuff and shift next door)! I am thinking, should I play the gamble and keep ordering? I need the Audiophilleo for my desktop rig and I am thinking I should just get it shipped directly, what say? 

post #156 of 4017
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Originally Posted by shinystuffbuyer View Post
 

The customs question is now beginning to bug me. I got a $300 headphone delivered to me from the US, last Tuesday. It came through USPS (I think the last mile was a private courier). I did not get charged any duty whatsoever. Will they "demand" the duty later on (usually that was the case with FEDEX/UPS when I lived in the US and imported stuff from Canada/wherever) or did I get lucky?

I've said it before: USPS delivery is great (though a heck of a delay sometimes)...BUT...often there is no charge...I had the Audez'e LCD 2.2 that I bought from a head-fier a year ago and you know the rough price range...never paid a paisa in duty...Enjoy it while it lasts

post #157 of 4017
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Originally Posted by shinystuffbuyer View Post
 

:cool:...

 

I think I will (pack up my stuff and shift next door)! I am thinking, should I play the gamble and keep ordering? I need the Audiophilleo for my desktop rig and I am thinking I should just get it shipped directly, what say?

You know your downside is 30% of invoice value. Depends on whether you need the AP urgently or not. If speed of delivery is not an issue then  its worthwhile giving USPS a shot.

post #158 of 4017

i got my Schiit Vali after paying 2957 (approx 30%) as customs duty.

it has been declared as commercial value.

post #159 of 4017
@jaganeee, it came through USPS or other service?
Edited by jerrick85 - 1/13/14 at 10:11pm
post #160 of 4017

mine through fedex.

friend of mine got used o2 + odac through India speed Post from singapore.

he also got customs duty of 1200 approx.

post #161 of 4017
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Originally Posted by jaganeee View Post

mine through fedex.
friend of mine got used o2 + odac through India speed Post from singapore.
he also got customs duty of 1200 approx.
So USPS seems to be the better choice than others. I'm planning to buy a WA7, but now I think I'll ask someone coming from US to bring it for me.
Edited by jerrick85 - 1/13/14 at 10:31pm
post #162 of 4017

That would be the right choice for u

post #163 of 4017

yes, but the problem is to wait for the person to get here which will be too long than the logistics. My friend is coming only in march.

post #164 of 4017
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Originally Posted by jerrick85 View Post
 

yes, but the problem is to wait for the person to get here which will be too long than the logistics. My friend is coming only in march.

there is some compromise for each and everything.

low risk is it to send the parcel shipped through USPS with item declared as sample or gift.

its all about luck.

i have to pay 2957 which is approx 35% of my item cost for vali.


Edited by jaganeee - 1/18/14 at 8:56pm
post #165 of 4017
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Originally Posted by jaganeee View Post
 

there is some compromise for each and everything.

low risk is it to send the parcel shipped through USPS with item declared as sample or gift.

its all about luck.

i got my dx50 along with brainwavz R3 through fedex without any custom duty.

but i have to pay 2957 which is approx 35% of my item cost for vali.

True. Good thing about this customs fee is, it severely reduced my impulsive buying behavior. 

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