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post #31 of 196
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Originally Posted by roker View Post




He said Japan, not fantasy land.

 

Obviously the power plant and government respected the people when they had a crisis.

 


Have you ever been to Japan before?

post #32 of 196
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

Did you get catch any prices for any STAX models?


Unfortunately, I didn't.  Those electrostats were way beyond what I could afford, so I didn't bother checking.  This shop was in Osaka http://www.kawaguchimusen.co.jp/

 


 

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Originally Posted by LepakVT View Post

How common are these headphone shops in Japan?

 

Eventually, I'll be going on some business trips for work to Japan at Toride, which is northeast of Tokyo. Any idea if I'd find any good headphone shops in/near Toride, or would I have to venture into Tokyo for that?


At Osaka's DenDenTown (Osaka Nipponbashi), I saw around 3~4 smaller shops on the street.  Whereas the big chains can be found at least one in each of the big cities (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, etc).  If you have a delivery address in Japan, you may even try at the store and then order online - but it would be very difficult to resist the temptation at the stores though smily_headphones1.gif
 


 

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Originally Posted by Danneq View Post

Where was that Bic Camera store located? Looks bigger than the one close to Shinjuku station. Were you by any chance in Tokyo? The huge Yodobashi in Akihabara is a safe bet for anyone visiting Japan and Tokyo.

 


That particular Bic was next to Kyoto station, whereas the Yodobashi I visited was in Osaka.  I've been to ones in Tokyo years ago too before I got bit by the headphone bug, I remember they being pretty big too.

 

 



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Originally Posted by Optimus Praim View Post

Japan is a country that treats consumers and generally it's citizens with respect and they provide excellent services..


I am always in awe at the amount of manpower and money Japan puts behind their service industry.  I don't know if that's a result of their feudal system heritage, or because the overcrowded population.  But yeah, it's different experience from the West.


Edited by jjmai - 8/14/11 at 2:31pm
post #33 of 196

 

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Originally Posted by roker View Post


He said Japan, not fantasy land.

 

The power plant and government really showed their "respect" when the people had a crisis.

 

You must not be happy where you live.


 

In fantasy land, people have a crisis, and then stretch out their arms to power plants and governments, and get respect?
 

I want to be respected by a power plant, too!! Is it some kind of magical plant?

 

post #34 of 196

power plant > ephedra? 

 

It's kinda scary when they hang all those headphones on the wall, with all the wires everywhere.

Reminds me of a street in Kuala Lumpur where they sell cheap Nike shoes and ultra cheap casio watches stuff.

It's like they don't really care about the headphones :s

 

post #35 of 196

The point is the customers care about the headphones.

 

In the U.S. everytime you see a Dr. Dre on display it's usually all beaten up and falling apart.

post #36 of 196
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The point is the customers care about the headphones.

 

In the U.S. everytime you see a Dr. Dre on display it's usually all beaten up and falling apart.


Yeap that is correct..

Japanese are no homo sapiens like some of us..

They treat things with great care..

 

post #37 of 196

Ok. I guess asians are generally associated with being very polite and stuff :O

There's one place in Singapore with terrible customer service. Sim Lim Square.

Don't shop there unless you know the good shops and the bad ones.

 

We really need a big headphone store like the ones in Germany. That'd be cool.

 

post #38 of 196
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Ok. I guess asians are generally associated with being very polite and stuff :O

There's one place in Singapore with terrible customer service. Sim Lim Square.

Don't shop there unless you know the good shops and the bad ones.

 

We really need a big headphone store like the ones in Germany. That'd be cool.

 


Hey man don't compare Japanese with the rest of the asians...

Chinese and Japanese are not alike..

Different culture,different level of education etc...

 

post #39 of 196

Green - Might be offensive to some.

 

China isn't a bad place. It's just huge. Uneven development. 

Kinda like India. The gap between the rich and poor is really big.

 

I think it's wrong that people to look down on the Chinese, while

praising the Japanese to no end.

 

There are a lot of others asian countries which give honest

customer service that can be as good or even surpass

Japan's standards. 

 

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Originally Posted by Optimus Praim View Post




Hey man don't compare Japanese with the rest of the asians...

Chinese and Japanese are not alike..

Different culture,different level of education etc...

 



 

post #40 of 196

Those pictures:

oh god yes.  happy%20crying.gif

post #41 of 196

 

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Originally Posted by koolkat View Post

Ok. I guess asians are generally associated with being very polite and stuff :O

There's one place in Singapore with terrible customer service. Sim Lim Square.

Don't shop there unless you know the good shops and the bad ones.

 


Sim Lim square had great customer service, I enjoyed my time there very muchh thank you very muchh Sim Lim Square my experience in Singapore was very good thank you. *bow*

 

 

 

 

post #42 of 196

Can't tell if trolling >_>"

 

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 


Sim Lim square had great customer service, I enjoyed my time there very muchh thank you very muchh Sim Lim Square my experience in Singapore was very good thank you. *bow*

 

 

 

 



 

post #43 of 196

No Audio Technica headphone ****? Shame on you.

post #44 of 196
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Originally Posted by koolkat View Post

Green - Might be offensive to some.

 

 

 


Might be..

I am just saying from experience as i have spent time with both Chinese and Japanese that they cannot be compared..

This is not the place to have this conversation..

I am through with this thread as i see no meaning for further comments...

 

post #45 of 196
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

Plentiful yet pricey on some models.

 

Sennheiser HD800 at 160,000Y means it sells for $2078USD using today's exchange rate.

 

Good price on the Sony XB-1000 though.


Go back several years compared to the $ and Yen then and what it stayed at steady for a long time in a certain ranges it would be around $1230-$1390.

The dollar is very weak compared to 2001-2003.

 

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