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post #136 of 151
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Actually, reseller prices for the US are really low.  Supposedly Needle Doctor stopped being a Stax distributor since they only get %15 cut on each headphone they sell....and it's hard to have a 30 day return policy with such low cuts.  So don't expect prices in the US to come down at all unless the Yen crashes, which is extremely unlikely since they pretty much have no inflation over there.

 

Welcome to the era of US dollar devaluation. A buck fifty per Euro, 92 Australian cents per US dollar, and 95 Canadian cents per US dollar. Shocking how the mighty have fallen, but we got Osama, so who cares if our currency is turning into toilet paper - we're still No. 1 in commando operations!

 

post #137 of 151
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Welcome to the era of US dollar devaluation. A buck fifty per Euro, 92 Australian cents per US dollar, and 95 Canadian cents per US dollar. Shocking how the mighty have fallen, but we got Osama, so who cares if our currency is turning into toilet paper - we're still No. 1 in commando operations!

 



It is of course better for the economy since it encourages exports,

 

post #138 of 151

As others have pointed out, the Japanese retail price will remain stable for years since there is no inflation but I doubt we will see heavy discounts on these.  Stax can control supply pretty well so there is almost always high demand so prices will just depend on how cheap the retailers can sell their products. 

post #139 of 151
I'm sorry but I'm having a very hard time justifying 5,000 for a pair of headphones. If they cost 5,000.00 there should be no doubt they are the best and not lack anything.

For 5,000.00 anyone who puts them on should instantly know that they have never heard anything better. For 5,000.00 they should make you weep with joy anytime you listen to anything.
post #140 of 151

I don't know about weeping for joy but they should remind you very much of the best concert sound you have heard.  If that made you weep for joy then so be it.

post #141 of 151
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Welcome to the era of US dollar devaluation. A buck fifty per Euro, 92 Australian cents per US dollar, and 95 Canadian cents per US dollar. Shocking how the mighty have fallen, but we got Osama, so who cares if our currency is turning into toilet paper - we're still No. 1 in commando operations!

 



It helps the manufactoring business.  Maybe one day we get to buy some No.1 phones with a "made in USA" lable.

 

What is so good about importing stuff from overseas? 

 

post #142 of 151

Stax aren't made in the USA ;)
 

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What is so good about importing stuff from overseas? 

 



 

post #143 of 151

true, but if there is enough incentive to do "made in USA", maybe somebody can come up with some high-end phones here in the states. Say, maybe a high-end Koss electrostat....

 

 

post #144 of 151

With Koss in its current state I find that highly unlikely...

post #145 of 151
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With Koss in its current state I find that highly unlikely...


Anyone that 's followed the Koss financial disaster would agree. It's a real tragedy. I own an ESP-950 and like it. These guys definitely have ability.  I would love to see what they could come up with if given the chance to produce a real high-end product.

 

post #146 of 151
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It helps the manufactoring business.  Maybe one day we get to buy some No.1 phones with a "made in USA" lable.

 

What is so good about importing stuff from overseas? 

 


A weakening currency is bad news for most people, not good news. The buying power of your money decreases both domestically and abroad. Anyone who lived in a country with a declining currency is familiar with the problems. It effectively devalues your money, your assets, and your work compensation, unlike inflation which often devalues only your money...

 

post #147 of 151

Is there any reason at all to buy SR009s directly from Stax vs. buying from Price Japan at ~$1000 less? (Like warranty or quality issues or dealing with them if there are problems or defects?)

Thanks. (I asked this in another thread, so please excuse me).

 

post #148 of 151

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Is there any reason at all to buy SR009s directly from Stax vs. buying from Price Japan at ~$1000 less? (Like warranty or quality issues or dealing with them if there are problems or defects?)

Thanks.

 

Warranty issues.  If you buy them from Pricejapan and you have an issue, you have to send them back to Japan.  If you buy them in the US, you can get warranty and support through your retailer.

post #149 of 151

It's debatable whether you'd get support from the US distributor :p  If I were buying a SR-009 today, I'd buy from Japan.

post #150 of 151
Isn't Yamas the only US distributor? I've heard nothing but bad things about their customer service. Maybe the company that bought Stax can bring more distributors.
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