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Originally Posted by toxicdrift View Post

lol im in india and if i would order the 8A at the current price , id be lookin @ atleast 400/420$ in taxes. im trying to find hk duty (if any, i doubt) .. will get it shipped to a friend there, or either singapore. Can any sg locals tellme how much they paid as duty on their ciems??? i have friends at both the places who keep coming down... ill probably be sending it to them.,.. indian tax system is crazy. :(

You'll be paying 7% GST on the declared value of the item plus whatever fees UPS wants to impose. Taxes for my 4.As (under the introductory pricing) came up to 54 SGD.

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Originally Posted by rubick View Post

how is the 4ai and tzar 350 compared to the c4?

+1 do share

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Uh-oh.... I think there is a problem with my shipment



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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

And one side of the discussion has firearms. So let's get back on track, shall we guys?

The only thing I use to blow people's heads off is the 8.A: segue back on track ;)

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Originally Posted by dgcrane View Post

Uh-oh.... I think there is a problem with my shipment

You're fine. When I got my 4.A it went back and forth between the US and China half a dozen times in the space of a few hours when it was coming into the US. I think it has to do with the moronic way international shipping is done.
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Originally Posted by 23t23dS View Post

You'll be paying 7% GST on the declared value of the item plus whatever fees UPS wants to impose. Taxes for my 4.As (under the introductory pricing) came up to 54 SGD.

 

Similarly I paid Singapore dollars S$67 for my 4A, which had some additional custom options done.

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I received my 4A yesterday. I think I gotta "charge" the glow-in-the-dark material before taking any photos!

 

I think the fit is fine. When I open my mouth the 4A does not shift.

 

1) May I know what potential issues with fitting I need to look out for, just in case?

 

2) I am still considering whether to purchase a cable to replace the stock. Maybe from Toxic Cables, Double Helix, or the Magnus 1, dunno cos there are so many options. Once again opinions on this are welcome. I would not want to pay above USD200+ excluding shipping.

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Originally Posted by tkteo View Post

1) May I know what potential issues with fitting I need to look out for, just in case?

2) I am still considering whether to purchase a cable to replace the stock. Maybe from Toxic Cables, Double Helix, or the Magnus 1, dunno cos there are so many options. Once again opinions on this are welcome. I would not want to pay above USD200+ excluding shipping.

The Magnus-1 is a very nice cable. It's solid, flexible, and sounds delicious. It's a great upgrade, especially if you're new to the whole cable-swapping game.

As for fit, it's simple: Does it hurt or uncomfortable? Are you losing seal when you shift your jaw around a little? They should be snug but not to the point of discomfort and you should really have to contort your jaw in order to break the seal, assuming you can at all. My 4.A's would lose a bit of seal when I would eat, but that's kind of the accepted norm.

If you do feel some discomfort, make sure you're inserting them correctly. Same goes for seal. I find that gently pressing on them with my fingertips and then wiggling them after I've inserted them helps make sure they're settled properly.
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Originally Posted by DougofTheAbaci View Post


The Magnus-1 is a very nice cable. It's solid, flexible, and sounds delicious. It's a great upgrade, especially if you're new to the whole cable-swapping game.

 

+1

 

Magnus 1 is a fairly inexpensive cable especially considering u can get it for cheaper if you buy it with your 4.A (im sure you can still get it for the discounted price). Its super ergonomic in comparison to the stock cables. Going back to the stock cable makes the stocks seem firm and inflexible. The magnus 1 simply feels good. haha

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thanks 23t23ds & tkteo - ill figure out which one works best n order - :)

 

guys do these molds look ok? just got them done and mailed the snaps to the wizard aswell, if he gives a thumbs up, will ship them off today itself. 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/t3mkcvsgebp9u28/S8IrwyWvxx

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I think they look okay but seriously there is no way I would know about what makes for well-done ear mold impressions. Best to ask bangkokkid or fullcircle (Wizard) I think.


Edited by tkteo - 1/16/13 at 3:30am
post #4557 of 7980
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post


DX100 no doubt, the output impedance of the AK100 is reason enough on its own, but according to Headfonia, that's the least of its problems.

As Staal said, I have the DX100 and I'm loving the hell out of it with my 8.A!

I went with your suggestion, this combo is amazing beyersmile.png


Edited by bhattsan - 1/16/13 at 9:47am
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Good news from the master himself, my ear molds leave tomorrow for the land of the wizardy!! club 8.A here i come!! :D

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Originally Posted by tkteo View Post

I received my 4A yesterday. I think I gotta "charge" the glow-in-the-dark material before taking any photos!

I think the fit is fine. When I open my mouth the 4A does not shift.

1) May I know what potential issues with fitting I need to look out for, just in case?

2) I am still considering whether to purchase a cable to replace the stock. Maybe from Toxic Cables, Double Helix, or the Magnus 1, dunno cos there are so many options. Once again opinions on this are welcome. I would not want to pay above USD200+ excluding shipping.

Cable wise I'd recommend that you check out btg audio. I (and a few others on here) have the sunrise cable. It's exceptionally well put together and great value. He has also just released the starlight cable, expect the same quality but different material will colour the sound differently ;-) check out his website for more info and he is very good at responding to queries on email!
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

+1

Magnus 1 is a fairly inexpensive cable especially considering u can get it for cheaper if you buy it with your 4.A (im sure you can still get it for the discounted price). Its super ergonomic in comparison to the stock cables. Going back to the stock cable makes the stocks seem firm and inflexible. The magnus 1 simply feels good. haha

I think the discount for magnus when you purchase the CIEM is on the basis that you don't get the stock cable - i doubt discount would be available after purchase?
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