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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

Wallets and Wives: Always Complaining.

 

I was debating for a while what to do about a home headphone and I ended up settling on the HE-500 with a Schiit Lyr and Bifrost. But that's quite a bit of money when all added up (plus a few cables to connect it all, a new headphone cable, etc.) and I was a bit hesitant to make the jump. The person who convinced me was my girlfriend, who is not an audiophile in any way.

 

Thinkin' she's a keeper, haha.

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The person who convinced me was my girlfriend, who is not an audiophile in any way.

 

Thinkin' she's a keeper, haha.

 

That's when you discover that a girlfriend and a wife aren't quite the same person. wink.gif

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That's when you discover that a girlfriend and a wife aren't quite the same person. wink.gif

 

 

Very wise words... biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by chiman View Post

Did they say what was wrong with the impressions? Also are you from the UK? Thanks.

 

No, I'm in Canada, they said they were missing information in the socket area.

 

I'm going to take some pictures and have them check it out before I send them again.

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That's when you discover that a girlfriend and a wife aren't quite the same person. wink.gif

you say that, but my wife convinced me to get the 4.A's but then again she did ask me to get her an Iphone 5........

 

shfsrh mine had a similar fault also, hope you get a perfect mold next time.

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Originally Posted by chiman View Post

Did you get hit with import tax? Thanks.

 

Yes... it's roughly 12% in total.

 

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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

How comes you've got only one Z? I remember you buying half a dozen! biggrin.gif

Anyway, ordered a 4Ai today. Wizard said he might be able to post it by Friday. keeping my fingers crossed.

 

nice one... I've bought five WM-Z's (1xZ1060 & 4xZ1070), I sold two, the first Z1070 cause I couldn't figure how to get artwork onto it (1060 & 1070), sent one back that I sorta bricked (my fault, got refunded so bought another), the second-hand one I bought on eBay got sent back because it wasn't in the excellent condition it was stated/advertised in (scratched)... and yes I'm in the market for another though I may hang till the 64gb WM-F is released in Japan


Edited by OK-Guy - 9/25/12 at 2:33pm
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Order placed for my 4.a. Impressions en route to china, and now comes the test of patience rolleyes.gif
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Yes... it's roughly 12% in total.

How does that charge work? I havent paid anything in advance and dont want customs to hold on to mine! You'd have thought that with the amount of drugs they allow through they could turn a blind eye to my CIEMs biggrin.gif
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you get a handling charge & tax... I had two items arrive from abroard via UPS today and paid yesterday (diff countries but paid job-lot)... it takes 3-days to get to UK, one day for customs & clearance (you can pay online or phone after customs) fifth day they get delivered... keep an eye on the 'tracking' and you won't get any delays (think you can pre-pay UPS before the IEM's are sent but that's extra hassle)


Edited by OK-Guy - 9/25/12 at 2:55pm
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I think the Customs-Charge question should be put into perspective with us living in UK (& Europe)... if you were buying the likes of Grado you'd be paying twice the price of same headphones in the USA, you can save money by buying them from USA, around 30% of UK retail (includes customs charges), goes for all other US headphone brands... same with Sennheiser, in UK (though a European company) we pay 20% more than USA which is baffling (not worth importing).

 

my view... it's worth the extra, if they were on sale in UK you'd pay more than the 'customs' by buying direct from Heir... you'd be hit for dealer charges (after import-taxes) and you can safely say that would be around 40% (overheads, profit etc)... buying direct from Heir Audio has big benefits when you work it all out.


Edited by OK-Guy - 9/25/12 at 3:57pm
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for the canadians out there, was there customs handling/ other charges you had to pay when you recieved your iems, besides paying for shipping when ordering

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for the canadians out there, was there customs handling/ other charges you had to pay when you recieved your iems, besides paying for shipping when ordering


Yes, 13% of the declared price (full item price w/o shipping) + USPS handling fee of $10 IIRC.

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Yes, 13% of the declared price (full item price w/o shipping) + USPS handling fee of $10 IIRC.

 

I was under the impression that by shipping with USPS, our products would be exempt from customs fees and therefore we would be doing our customers in Canada a favor. Will one of our Canadian customers please remind me why we are shipping with USPS again? Shipping with UPS is much easier than shipping with USPS.

 

Brannan Mason

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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I was under the impression that by shipping with USPS, our products would be exempt from customs fees and therefore we would be doing our customers in Canada a favor. Will one of our Canadian customers please remind me why we are shipping with USPS again? Shipping with UPS is much easier than shipping with USPS.

 

 

from what ive read, USPS hands it off to canada post and they dont charge as much, while UPS charges much more

but i havent bought anything from heir audio so someone else's experience would be better

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they could of been sent from China and not USA... will depend when they purchased them.


Edited by OK-Guy - 9/25/12 at 6:46pm
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