That's quite typical of Japan actually to release products/models for the Japan market only. It's not just with headphones but everything - LCD TVs, cars, etc.
I think the store where I picked up my FX700 still have 1-2 more (2nd hand) at the same price Y16,900 (http://www.e-earphone.jp/shopdetail/045059000001/price/). If anyone here is keen PM me and I can check it out. Note if they have 1-2 left then the 1st 2 committed PMs will get priority. I cannot vouch the quality of each one but when I get to the shop I can test them. All i can say is when I bought mine from the same shop last weekend, mine were indistinguishable from new (& is the same price as the above Y16,900) & in general Japanese look after their stuff really well.
You'll have to pay that Y16,900 + paypal fees + EMS delivery to wherever you are. I'm not making a profit for this, just doing favours (please rate me well ),
That's very nice of you. Pretty much if you are going for a one stop shop the FX700s may just be that and the quality is definitly there. If you have a bit more patience the IE8s have more potential than the FX700. The silver recable and right source and the IE8s are definitely better than the FX700s IMO and even the highly praised EX1000 for that matter.
Edited by lee730 - 10/14/11 at 12:06am