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post #3061 of 4916

They do it a lot. I think they want input from potential customers. Japan is a very very different market. From what I understand, FitEar's market in Japan is like 95% of its business. I think that many people abroad don't understand it, but many japanese companies are reticent to do business abroad. Language, service, usage patterns: it's all different. They know their customers, they know the people in their country. And 130 million people is more than enough to saturate demand for their products. 

 

So when FitEar show off a potential product at Fujiya, it is to get input. I get the impression that still FitEar treat the custom earphone/universal earphone business as a hobby. They take it seriously, but they aren't about one-upping the competition; rathe they are about doing things their own way and in their own time. They couldn't bring this product to a venue abroad. That would make no sense. But since 99% of the people at Fujiya's meets are loyal customers from japan, it makes perfect sense.

post #3062 of 4916
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Originally Posted by scorpio187 View Post

Bringing a new potential product to a show and knowing nothing about it? Isn't it a little bit...ODD? 

My guess? It's a trial balloon and product design hasn't been finalised.

Rather than confusing the public, it's better to say nothing.
post #3063 of 4916

Thanks for clarifying that. Now that I think of it, it makes sense. It's just I got tg334 and was curious if this was supposed to be its successor or not. 

post #3064 of 4916

scorpio187: this would not work as the successor to the TG334. And I don't think FitEar work that way. They still carry my favourite, the 333, which is now 4 or 5 years old. 

post #3065 of 4916

Oh! Well....that little mystery solved.

post #3066 of 4916

I was about to buy the JH Roxanne earphone (universal one), however I heard some folks here said that it's too bulky to sit tight on the small ears. So maybe I would get a fitear custom instead.

 

I still have some questions...

 

- Which custom I should buy? Considering the 334 or 335. I listen mainly to classical/new age/Jazz vocal/blue.

 

- How long it takes for an order to finished? Can I get my ear impression done at e-earphone or I have to go to Fitear office?

 

ps: I'm using fitear parterre with Theorem 720.


Edited by nntnam - 5/21/14 at 6:21am
post #3067 of 4916
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by nntnam View Post
 

I was about to buy the JH Roxanne earphone (universal one), however I some folks here said that it's too bulky to sit tight on the small ears. So maybe I would get a fitear custom instead.

 

I still have some questions...

 

- Which custom I should buy? Considering the 334 or 335. I listen mainly to classical/new age/Jazz vocal/blue.

 

- How long it takes for an order to finished? Can I get my ear impression done at e-earphone or I have to go to Fitear office?

 

ps: I'm using fitear parterre with Theorem 720.

 

nntnam,

 

You're in Japan...where? If you're in Tokyo or Osaka you could pop by Fujiya or e-earphone to listen to the demos and decide for yourself. And of all countries, you're in the right country to buy a Fitear :D.

post #3068 of 4916
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

 

nntnam,

 

You're in Japan...where? If you're in Tokyo or Osaka you could pop by Fujiya or e-earphone to listen to the demos and decide for yourself. And of all countries, you're in the right country to buy a Fitear :D.


Hi AnakChan,

 

I live in Sendai. I came to the autumn headphone festival last year to try them but it was too noisy and the demo ones was not really fit to my ear so I couldn't feel a thing.

 

Can you tell me the process to order a Fitear custom earphone?


Edited by nntnam - 5/21/14 at 5:38am
post #3069 of 4916
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by nntnam View Post
 


Hi AnakChan,

 

I live in Sendai. I came to the autumn headphone festival last year to try them but it was too noisy and the demo ones was not really fit to my ear so I couldn't feel a thing.

 

Can you tell me the process to order a Fitear custom earphone?

 

As far as I know (and I could be wrong 'cos I  got mine at the Fujiya show special rather than a normal day), you would go to Fujiya or e-earphone's shop in Tokyo and make your order/payment there. After that the impressions are actually done in FitEar's Ginza's office. When it's done (anything from 3-6 weeks), it's posted to your address. AFAIK you only make one visit for your impressions. They do have quite a lot of confidence in their work which is probably why you don't need to come back.

 

Now if you live in Osaka, I have no idea. I'm guessing that FitEar will have to delegate the impressions to some audiologists down there and e-earphone in Osaka will broker the deal.

post #3070 of 4916

Oh, thanks a lot! Perhaps I will also buy it at next headphone festival. I think they have some discount like $200 on every fitear custom earphone :D.

post #3071 of 4916
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Originally Posted by nntnam View Post
 

I was about to buy the JH Roxanne earphone (universal one), however I some folks here said that it's too bulky to sit tight on the small ears. So maybe I would get a fitear custom instead.

 

I still have some questions...

 

- Which custom I should buy? Considering the 334 or 335. I listen mainly to classical/new age/Jazz vocal/blue.

 

- How long it takes for an order to finished? Can I get my ear impression done at e-earphone or I have to go to Fitear office?

 

ps: I'm using fitear parterre with Theorem 720.

I'm also live in Sendai.

 

I know that you have to make an appointment directly with Fitear after you get your order done with either of the dealers if you're in Tokyo. I'm not sure for Osaka. I got my MH335DW directly from Fitear.

 

FYI, buying through e-earphone or fujiya-avic mean that if you have some problem with your custom, you need to contact your dealer. Fitear won't fix it for you unless you send it to those store first.

 

I got mine within 21 days after done the impression.

post #3072 of 4916
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Originally Posted by mtthefirst View Post
 

I'm also live in Sendai.

 

I know that you have to make an appointment directly with Fitear after you get your order done with either of the dealers if you're in Tokyo. I'm not sure for Osaka. I got my MH335DW directly from Fitear.

 

FYI, buying through e-earphone or fujiya-avic mean that if you have some problem with your custom, you need to contact your dealer. Fitear won't fix it for you unless you send it to those store first.

 

I got mine within 21 days after done the impression.


Thanks for the information! I didn't know that we can order directly from Fitear! 21 days, it's amazingly fast comparing to at least one month to order a new parterre :=)).

post #3073 of 4916
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

They do it a lot. I think they want input from potential customers. Japan is a very very different market. From what I understand, FitEar's market in Japan is like 95% of its business. I think that many people abroad don't understand it, but many japanese companies are reticent to do business abroad. Language, service, usage patterns: it's all different. They know their customers, they know the people in their country. And 130 million people is more than enough to saturate demand for their products. 

So when FitEar show off a potential product at Fujiya, it is to get input. I get the impression that still FitEar treat the custom earphone/universal earphone business as a hobby. They take it seriously, but they aren't about one-upping the competition; rathe they are about doing things their own way and in their own time. They couldn't bring this product to a venue abroad. That would make no sense. But since 99% of the people at Fujiya's meets are loyal customers from japan, it makes perfect sense.
What should I do if I wanna order 335dw' in America? Couldn't find a local dealer here.
post #3074 of 4916
Just a quick poll, does everyone here prefer IEMs over Headphones?

Edit: Just from a sound perspective.
Edited by Lukalop - 5/22/14 at 9:52am
post #3075 of 4916
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Originally Posted by Lukalop View Post

Just a quick poll, does everyone here prefer IEMs over Headphones?

I prefer IEMs because they are portable.

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