the 9710 series is available from cdjapan, with 3day shipping to the US, for about 50$. cheaper if you not need instant gratification shipping.
they have it in all four colors. and they don't require proving you are who you are on Tenso, which i could never do for unknown reasons.
and they take Paypal.
it would nice if someone would create a nice flow chart of the synergies of these different headphones liked in the DISCOVERY THREAD
for interactions of recording sq (mp3 vs lossless vs flac), player (entry mid or high end) , external dac, and amp, cause its the magic
synergies that create the GOOSEBUMP experiences that keeps me pursuing this hobby. I don't need more stuff, more headphones or amps
but the possibility of magic portals into sound and synthesis, meaning and communication in music keeps me active in the DISCOVERY thread
and buying headphones and gear . The yellow brick road of sound leads to many paradises that are possible!
I have one of the best sound systems for large scale sound ever put together: Apogee Divas (6 ft tall bipolar planar speakers), Krell reference HPA 100 watt amps with 72 output transistors each (most amps have 3), etc etc. But i spend most of my listening time listening to the stuff you guys recommend on
the discovery thread through my mac laptop!!! Im hearing things I've never heard before in music of all kinds, or in live concerts.
You are all pioneers exploring the nature of sound, musical communication, and the gear to hear it.
This is a tremendous scientific and personal adventure, and i appreciate all of your time, investment and communications about it! 3 Cheers to the DISCOVERY THREAD! and its participants!!!