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post #46 of 66

>_< so jealous! Man it looks like headphone heaven!

 

Someone pick me up a box of FitEar ToGo334's and some of those red Fostex cans PLS PLS PLS!

 

Nice pictorial story! Really enjoyed it!

post #47 of 66
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I think that's a great way to look at Tokyo. I think there are a number of reasons why this is the case:
1) history with personal electronics
There are a lot of great companies that make personal audio hardware but Japan has been leading in that industry (until Apple came out with the iPod/iPhone) since the category of personal audio was created. Clearly there are great firms making personal audio products outside of Japan but the density of offerings from Japanese firms is still impressive. Sony has some 400+ headphones for sale (SKUs) and Audio-Technica also has a big lineup.
2) density of living space
Due to the fact that Japanese people predominantly live in the big cities of Japan, (because the rest of Japan is mainly mountains) most people can't install audiophile-quality hardware and enjoy it without disturbing their neighbors. Thus, headphones are really popular in Japan.
3) public transportation
Similarly to the density of living, Japan's extensive public transportation system means that people are usually taking a train for an hour or more each way to work from their home and this also drives the personal audio market. If you live in a place where you're always in a car (like LA) you have people who enjoy installing aftermarket car stereos.

 

Yup, yup, and yup.  A lot of it comes down to lifestyle and need.  Throw in a bit of fanaticism and a culture obsessed with detail, and BOOM.  ksc75smile.gif

 

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MKubota1, thank you for an amazing write-up! You have a gift for writing about the people as well as the great gear...

 

Too kind.  It's easy when there is so much to write about.  And for everyone like you, I'm sure there are about 4-5 who thought tl;dr.  tongue.gif

 

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Originally Posted by myi381 View Post

Hi 

 

thanks for seeing my pocket amplifier. 

 

 I'm head-phoneamp

 

It's style lo-fi amplifier of the 1980s.

and uses every day. 

 

I am a Japanese and am around Tokyo. 

 

 

Moreover, please come for play also to Tokyo. 
 
Seeyou next festival.
 
thanks

 

Really hope to make it again in October!

post #48 of 66

A8FV5787.jpg

 

Lol at backwards HD-800s xD...

 

Kojaku

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A8FV5787.jpg

 

Lol at backwards HD-800s xD...

 

Kojaku

 

Hahaha! I just saw this thread for the first time and noticed that too.  I was just about to post it but guess you saw it first LOL!!

post #50 of 66
Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to provide this coverage. Hopefully I'll make it over to Japan sometime.
post #51 of 66
Thanks for the post. Love the little stories scattered throughout.
post #52 of 66

i'll be saving all my allowance this year for the next Tokyo Headphone Festival. very_evil_smiley.gif

post #53 of 66

is there anyone can read chinese??

identify.jpg

post #54 of 66
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is there anyone can read chinese??
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rei-rou
Made by Haku-Hatsu-Ken (White hair dog)

Rei-rou means "Brilliant clear sound" and looks name of this cable series.
http://hakuhatuken-audio.seesaa.net/

I'm not good at translation so please someone complement my post biggrin.gif
post #55 of 66
It's many brilliant photos! Sugoi!

And thank for put a photo of our booth smily_headphones1.gif
Our new DAC-9730 will be available as soon as firmware finished.

http://bakoon-products.com/products/TNG/DAC-9730.html
here is DAC-9730 page (sorry about English page not yet...).
post #56 of 66
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It's many brilliant photos! Sugoi!

 

ありがとうございます!

 

 

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And thank for put a photo of our booth smily_headphones1.gif
Our new DAC-9730 will be available as soon as firmware finished.

 

Hopefully I will make it to the next show in October and hear it!  Currawong here seems to really like your SATRI ciruit amplifiers.

post #57 of 66

Man I finally got my internet back...heehehhe

I'm really glad that I went to this festival and def will be on the next one too!

thanks a lot for lettin me try your rigs and for all the tips and advices ^.^

hopefully I'll join u guys with a nice rig next time ^.^!
 

post #58 of 66

Mkubota1 Thank you!  

Fantastic write up, great photos, great descriptions, wonderful job describing and sharing the show with those of us not lucky enough to attend.

post #59 of 66

wow! thanx for great posting!

Very happy to finding my friends on your pic.

And surprise! you visited Korea!

earphone shop is my favorite shop and friend. :-)

they are not only retail shop, no.1 whole saler in Korea too.

Thanx again!

post #60 of 66

look nice! and interseting about your amp's sound! :-)

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