Originally Posted by Brooko
Well I'll chime in for the Kiwis. Good idea Gwarmi (kudos).
Have to admit - since pursuing my search for better fidelity - it's been disconcerting that costs down under are so hgih for cans/amps. At least you guys have slightly better deals than we do - but wouldn't it be nice to have the same resources as our American friends do? At least I get to travel to the US at least once a year.
The one thing I do miss is the ability to participate in meets. One of these days I'll time a NY visit when they're having a meet - now that would be bliss!
I've seen the prices over in New Zealand and they're positively frightening
$699NZ for a AKG K701
$600ish for a Grado 325i
The list goes on, it's pretty insane ~ you're better off seeking out the better retailers over here in Oz to see who's willing to send stuff over from here with
reasonable freight (assuming it gets through customs A.OK)
A good local meet though can drag up some goodies ~ one thing that I've learnt is that you never know who is silently lurking as we type,
never posting but if given the chance to show at a meet ~ would so with a lot of unexpected, exciting gear.
There's a guy down here who rarely posts and yet he has a baby Orpheus Sennheiser Electrostatic HE60 that he drags to meets on occasion!