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I'm transferring this over to the main Headphones forum. This started off as a search for Canadian manufacturers, but it has expanded since then.
 
I'm mostly focusing on Canadian manufacturers/distributors/retailers of headphone gear and trying not to branch off into regular home theatre stuff. This is head-fi after all.
 
If you know of any more, please let me know.
 
Why shop Canadian? Because shipping/brokerage fees kill us. I've tried ordering $100 headphones before and had fees come up to over $120 (so $220 in total... needless to say, I cancelled the order).
 
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http://www.head-fi.org/forum/list/41 - these are the sale forums on Head-Fi, they are your best friend
 
http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/ - this is you other best friend
 
 
Canada HiFi (review website, some links to manufacturers) - http://canadahifi.com/?page_id=354
 
 
Price comparison websites:
 
 
 
Manufacturers
 
Headphone amps:
Purity Audio (desktop amp: K.I.C.A.S.) - http://www.purityaudio.biz/ (Hamilton)
Practical Devices (portable dac/amp: XM4/XM5/XM6, opamps) - http://www.practicaldevices.com/
HotAudio (portable dacs, amps) - http://www.hotaudio.com/ (Winnipeg)
Symphones (Grado Magnum upgrade) - http://symphones.ca/index.htm
RW Audio (amp maker, kits, headphone/home/car audio) - http://rwaudio.com/ (Calgary)
Electric Avenue (PA2V2, Amplirider) - http://www.electric-avenues.com/ (Toronto)
Maple Tree Audio Design (everything, tubes) - http://hollowstate.netfirms.com/ (Seeley's Bay, Ontario)
JMoney Audio (lambskin headbands/earpads, grado wood mods) - http://www.jmoneyaudio.com/ (Kingston, Ontario)
Earwig Amps (guitar/headphone amp) - http://www.earwigamps.com/ (Montreal)
Audio Poutine (custom maker, kit supplier, O2/ODAC/RJM/etc) - http://www.facebook.com/AudioPoutine (Toronto)
 
 
Headphones
Psyko Audio Labs (gaming headphones) - http://www.psykoaudio.com/ (Calgary, Alberta)
Atrio.me Professional Earphones (IEMs) - http://www.atrio.me (American company, but Canadian orders are shipped from Hamilton, Ontario)
PSB Speakers - http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/headphones/M4U-2-Headphones (the Canadian speaker maker's first foray into headphones (noise cancelling))
Clarity Audio - http://www.clarityoneaudio.com/ (IEMs)
 
Home Theatre/Etc:
Blue Circle Audio (everything, including headphone amps) - http://www.bluecircle.com
EMM Labs (SACD player, dac, adc, etc) - http://www.emmlabs.com/ (Calgary)
MOON (amps, preamps, dacs, transports)- http://www.simaudio.com/ (Quebec, not to be confused with moon-audio)
Classé Audio - (cd players, amps, preamps) http://www.classeaudio.com/
Bryston Limited (everything) - http://bryston.com/
Magnum Dynalab (radios, receivers) - http://www.magnumdynalab.com/
PSB Speakers (speakers) - http://www.psbspeakers.com/
NAD Electronics (everything) - http://nadelectronics.com/home
Totem Acoustic (speakers) - http://www.totemacoustic.com/
Paradigm (speakers) - http://www.paradigm.com/
Reference 3A (speakers) - http://www.reference3a.com/
Sys Concept Inc. (optical cables and components) - http://www.sysconcept.ca/
Musical Paradise (home and headphone amps, tubes) - http://www.musicalparadise.ca/ (Edmonton)
Audiofyle (loudspeakers, S.A.R. Lab amps) - http://www.audiofyle.com/ (Winnipeg)

6 Sons Audio (cables) - http://www.6sonsaudio.ca/ (Winnipeg, also home theatre retailer)

Ultralink (all sorts of cables and power accessories) - http://www.ultralinkcables.com/
Ideal Innovations (tube amps, DIY components, tubes) - http://www.idealinnovations.biz/ (Ingersoll, Ontario)
Audio Sector (gainclones, kits, DACs (email only), and other amps) - http://www.audiosector.com/ (Toronto)
Audio Zone (DACs, preamps, amps) - http://www.audio-zone.ca/ (Toronto)
Resonessence Labs (Invicta & Concero DAC) - http://resonessencelabs.com/ (Kelowna, BC)
Zu Audio (speakers, cables) - http://www.zuaudio.ca/zuaudio/ (Whitby, Ontario)
Mutine Audio Zendo (the usual stereo fi) - http://www.mutine.com/ (Montreal)
Axiom Audio (speakers) - http://www.axiomaudio.com/
Serene Audio (bookshelf speakers) - http://www.sereneaudio.com/ (Vancouver, BC)
Muraudio (Domain Omni ESL speakers) - http://muraudio.com/
Verity Audio (speakers) - http://www.verityaudio.com/en/ (Quebec)
Coincident Speaker Technology (speakers and tube products) - http://www.coincidentspeaker.com/
Mass Fidelity (wireless dac) - http://massfidelity.com/ (Toronto)
 
Pro Audio
Yorkville Sound - http://yorkville.com/
Apex Electronics - http://www.apexelectronics.com/ (mostly headphones/microphones and accessories)
Applied Research and Technology - http://www.artproaudio.com/
 
 
Retailers
 
http://www.takefiveaudio.com/ (DIY, cables, cartridges, etc)
http://www.partsconnexion.com/ (DIY supplies, Burson Audio, Music Hall, PS Audio; Burlington Ontario)
http://www.audiyo.com/ (high end DIY, Furutech, Mundorf, etc, Montreal?)
http://www.audionotekits.com/ (high end DIY of Audio Note products, Ottawa?)
     - http://audiobuilder.ca/ (Canadian build/service centre for Audio Note, Ottawa?)
https://www.solen.ca/ (speakers DIY)
http://www.augustica.com/ (DIY, headphone amps, power supplies)
http://www.creativesound.ca/ (DIY, speakers and sub kits)
 
 

https://www.themacgroup.ca/ (Computer and Audio, Ottawa)

http://www.stereotypeaudio.com/ (headphones, accessories, Shure and Grado, Markham, Ontario)
http://www.planetofsoundonline.com/ (Toronto/Ottawa local events and services, headphone & home theatre)
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/canada (pro audio everything, direct link for headphones available to Canada: link)
http://www.long-mcquade.com/ (pro audio everything, direct link for headphones: link)
http://www.axemusic.com/ (pro audio everything, direct link for headphone gear: link)
http://www.lamusic.ca/ (pro audio everything, direct link for headphones: link)
http://www.avshop.ca/ (pro audio everything, direct link for headphones: link)
https://www.questmusicstore.com/ (pro audio everything, Winnipeg based)
http://grantfidelity.com/site/ (Chinese imports, home theatre, mostly tubes, Calgary AB)
http://thetubestore.com/ (Hamilton, tubes obviously)
http://www.techdepotcanada.com/ (general electronics, direct link for headphones: here)
http://www.vkmusic.ca (Vancouver, Elekit DIY kits: tube headphone/power amps, preamps, cd player, speakers)
http://www.headphonebar.com/ (Vancouver, Nuforce, AiAiAi, Phiaton, etc)
http://www.pawmusic.com/ (guitars, microphones, percussion, superlux headphones)
http://www.pulsworks.com/ (Sasktatoon, home theatre, pro audio, recording studio, Grado)
http://www.desktopaudioboutique.com/Site/Home.html (British Colombia, German Maestro, Cypher Labs, Decware, Firestone, HeadAmp Pico, personal audio)
http://www.economik.com (Montreal? pro audio)
http://www.b-quiet.com (Alberta, damping materials (dynamat) for modding, see this post)
http://www.planetofsounddistribution.com/index.php (Toronto, home theatre and headphones)
http://www.moogaudio.com/ (Toronto/Montreal/Laval, mostly pro audio, headphones, Fostex HP-P1)
http://www.headfoneshop.com/ (Toronto, headphones & iems)
http://pauseplaystop.com/ (Quebec, general electronics, Sennheisers decent price, direct link for headphones: here)
http://www.memoryexpress.com (multiple locations, comply foam tips: here)
https://www.springwateraudio.com/store/ (just north of Toronto, small speaker amp, dacs, headphone amps)
http://www.gramophone.ca/ (Edmonton, general hifi, headphones, website does not list everything)
http://www.audiotoyz.ca/ (Edmonton, general hifi, headphones: Audeze, Audio Technica, Fostex)
http://www.soundgoods.ca/ (Toronto, iems, hearing protection and hearing aid supplies)
http://www.element-acoustics.ca/ (Coquitlam, BC, headphones and general hifi)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/ (many locations, mostly computer stuff but surprisingly decent selection of audiophile stuff : link) (Woo Audio and FiiO in particular)
http://www.divertech.com/ (Divergent Technologies, general hifi, Ontario)
http://audioboutique.ca/ (BC, amps and high efficiency speakers: Omega & Hoyt-Bedford)

http://www.hifiheadphones.ca/ (all sorts of high end headphone stuff, including STAX)

http://www.plurison.com/index_en.htm (general hifi, also STAX)

http://www.soundstagefineaudio.com/Stax.html (general hifi, also STAX)

http://stores.ebay.com/Marco-Polo-ca?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 (IEMs, authorized dealer of Comply Foam Tips)

http://www.mostlydigital.ca/ (decent selection of Sennheiser and Etymotic)


Edited by Armaegis - 8/18/14 at 12:32pm
post #2 of 198
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Reserved.

post #3 of 198
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Just recently added AudioBoutique which has the AlgoRhythm Solo and German Maestro Headphones for not much more than US prices, and they have free shipping on headphone stuff for orders over $300.


Edited by Armaegis - 4/10/11 at 10:51pm
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

 

Why shop Canadian? Because shipping/brokerage fees kill us. I've tried ordering $100 headphones before and had fees come up over $120.

 

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6.5% of import duty was paid by the importer. 


Edited by vkung - 4/9/11 at 10:55pm
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6.5% of import duty was paid by the impoerter. 



Sorry, I should have been more clear. My fees were $120 in addition to the $100 for the headphones.

post #6 of 198
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Sorry, I should have been more clear. My fees were $120 in addition to the $100 for the headphones.

Must've been shipped by UPS. You can get much better deals with a retailer like B&H, Ritz or Amazon who give you final charges up front and brokerage/tax/duty is never that significant. Final cost is usually ~25% more
post #7 of 198

does j and r ship to canada?

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Yes JR ships to canada

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Yes JR ships to canada



ok thanks. im looking into getting some grado sr60i's.

post #10 of 198
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US retailers can not ship Grado headphones into Canada. You have to buy it from an authorized Canadian dealer at stupidly jacked up priced. The better alternative is to buy an Alessandro headphone (the MS1 being the cheapest, and is the equivalent of the SR80/125)


 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

US retailers can not ship Grado headphones into Canada. You have to buy it from an authorized Canadian dealer at stupidly jacked up priced. The better alternative is to buy an Alessandro headphone (the MS1 being the cheapest, and is the equivalent of the SR80/125)


 


that is so stupid. i want me some grados. what about ebay?

 

post #12 of 198
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Ebay works, as does Canuckaudiomart.com


 

 

post #13 of 198

does headroom ship grado to canada?

post #14 of 198

Awesome. No more getting raped by brokerage fees and such. Thanks.

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does headroom ship grado to canada?

No they don't unfortunately :(
 

 

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