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post #46 of 196

You are going to make people very angry if you continue this conversation.

post #47 of 196

IBTL. Been in Tokyo so many times in the past. I've had mostly good experiences and some bad.

post #48 of 196

Was there really ever any doubt? 

post #49 of 196
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Originally Posted by keanex View Post

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


After reviewing those pictures after the trip, I regret not taking more.  Audio Technica and Sony actually had the most shelf spaces and thickest catalogs, I am surprised I didn't get any of AT in the shots.  Shame on me indeed.

 

Edit: I think those in the 4th picture are actually AT.  They got a whole Solid Bass line.


Edited by jjmai - 8/14/11 at 9:33pm
post #50 of 196

I want a thick Sony catalog.

 

 

post #51 of 196

I didn't realize that word was not allowed to be said, I didn't mean it in any bad way!

post #52 of 196
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I want a thick Sony catalog.

 

 



Sony: 84 pages

Audio Technica: 63 pages

Victor JVC: 35 pg

Panasonic: 24

Pioneer: 23

All the other brands are around 10~20 pages.

 

 

post #53 of 196

That covers TV's and cameras and blu-rays and everything right?

post #54 of 196
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That covers TV's and cameras and blu-rays and everything right?



No, mostly just headphones, IEMs, and amps.  Sony included some 20 pages of low-end speakers and audio accessories; Audio Technica had about 10 pages on recording equipments.

Yeah, that much headphone stuffs.

post #55 of 196

Awesome have to get one!!

 

Then again I already found my favorite Sony stuff in the E888 and EX600 I don't think you could possibly need anything else IEM wise.

post #56 of 196
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Awesome have to get one!!

 

Then again I already found my favorite Sony stuff in the E888 and EX600 I don't think you could possibly need anything else IEM wise.



There's always E484 and EX1000.  Haha, cheers to our eternal quests.

post #57 of 196

 

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There's always E484 and EX1000.  Haha, cheers to our eternal quests.


 

Hehehe I heard the EX1000 already, I like the EX600 better.

 

E484 is for sale on ebay now and I'm considering it!! Hehehe
 

 

post #58 of 196

that's a nice shop man, japan best buy seems much better than here..... at least better the ones in NH. People works there really have strange pride lol 

Ye, American gamer could be a little bit atonal lol. Many kids just don't behave, especially when they lose. 

post #59 of 196
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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post

I live in Hong Kong :D

You can usually go into any headphone shop and try anything you want without them complaining. You can stay for hours and not buy anything. 



That's great, it's a shame there is no much audio shop around boston, i only know one at Harvard square, i would be glad to know if there were many. 

post #60 of 196
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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/

 


 


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
 


 


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.

 

ye those people are very very polite and humble, very ideal and a bit lacking confidence i dare to say. 

Although from where i was originally from, people have very very bad impression for japan .... 




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.



 

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