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post #1711 of 1723
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


The K551 fits the same as the K550.

 

Oh, so this settles it, thanks.

post #1712 of 1723

Hi guys, Im looking for a good deal for akg k550 in canada. Presently http://www.costco.ca/AKG%C2%AE-K550-Closed-Back-Reference-Class-Headphones.product.100119816.html has them at 300$, but reading here leads me to think I can get a better deal. Tx for the input

post #1713 of 1723
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Hi guys, Im looking for a good deal for akg k550 in canada. Presently http://www.costco.ca/AKG%C2%AE-K550-Closed-Back-Reference-Class-Headphones.product.100119816.html has them at 300$, but reading here leads me to think I can get a better deal. Tx for the input
In the UK Richersounds sells them brand new for £99, I don't suppose you have some friends or family in the UK that could send them to you. Postage would probably be about £25 though as the box is quite large.
post #1714 of 1723

Have you tried looking on ebay? I got mine for about $250 (USD) from an authorized dealer a little bit over a year ago when the street price was around 300+ :) 

post #1715 of 1723

Yeah, I checked ebay. With import tx, $ conversion, and shipping, it comes close to 300cad.. Im presently torned between the akg k550 and the shure 940. Ncix has the shure at 240 atm, but akg 550 seems more confortable. Passive noise isolation and confort are 2 important factors. Im not too picky on sound signature. 

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In the UK Richersounds sells them brand new for £99, I don't suppose you have some friends or family in the UK that could send them to you. Postage would probably be about £25 though as the box is quite large.

Is that GBP? If so, its still a bit over 300cad..

 

I will wait a bit then, looking for a promo or an head-fier convincing me to get the shure 940

post #1716 of 1723
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Originally Posted by spoutnic View Post

Yeah, I checked ebay. With import tx, $ conversion, and shipping, it comes close to 300cad.. Im presently torned between the akg k550 and the shure 940. Ncix has the shure at 240 atm, but akg 550 seems more confortable. Passive noise isolation and confort are 2 important factors. Im not too picky on sound signature. 
Is that GBP? If so, its still a bit over 300cad..

I will wait a bit then, looking for a promo or an head-fier convincing me to get the shure 940
I worked it out at about 225 CAD but hadn't factored in import duties. I don't know how strict Canadian customs are but if it was sent from a friend or family member as a gift with a low value you should be able to avoid duties. Do they not crop up on Canadian ebay? They regularly sell for around £80 used in the UK. Anyway good luck finding a pair they're really nice headphones.
post #1717 of 1723
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I worked it out at about 225 CAD but hadn't factored in import duties. I don't know how strict Canadian customs are but if it was sent from a friend or family member as a gift with a low value you should be able to avoid duties. Do they not crop up on Canadian ebay? They regularly sell for around £80 used in the UK. Anyway good luck finding a pair they're really nice headphoy+

My bad :*); it is 225 cad... Import taxes on ebay looked like 10-15$, so its still a good deal. I dont have relatives in uk; I will start shopping after work tonight in the uk web stores. And check the classified for a used pair.

post #1718 of 1723

190$ at ncix shipping included http://www.ncix.com/detail/akg-by-harman-k-550-41-86789-1297.htm shows backorder, but you could give them a call see when they're supposed to receive them.  Shouldn't be too long..  Where I got mine, very good store, weekly specials, and depending where you are probably won't have to pay provincial taxes.


Edited by GirgleMirt - 8/19/14 at 7:33pm
post #1719 of 1723

I don't know in Canada, but I just bought mine for USD$230 by going to Best Buy and price matching with amazon's. (original price USD$300)

post #1720 of 1723
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190$ at ncix shipping included http://www.ncix.com/detail/akg-by-harman-k-550-41-86789-1297.htm shows backorder, but you could give them a call see when they're supposed to receive them.  Shouldn't be too long..  Where I got mine, very good store, weekly specials, and depending where you are probably won't have to pay provincial taxes.

Shopbot.ca missed this one, but saw the shure 940 at 240$ at ncix.com.. Tx a lot, I just put my order through. The price is good, I just need to wait now.

 

I currently use some seinheiser pc360 at home, but I will probably switch to the k550 to block out house noises, specially the dehumidifier. Cant wait to use them on the go and see how it fares in the subway.

post #1721 of 1723

Speaking of NCIX have anyone ever shopped on the US site of NCIX? I know that the main (ca) site is very reliable and reputable but it seems that the US distribution center is fairly new. I recently bought a HD700 for $470 from them (still on the way) and would like to know if anyone have experience with them. More often than not they have great deals on headphones from time to time

post #1722 of 1723
I have bought computer parts from ncix US, it was a lot cheaper with the sale+ new customer discount and shipping was fast (I think their warehouse is in California). I liked dealing with them, CS is a little slow to respond but one you get ahold of them they are great. On par with Amazon/Newegg in my book
post #1723 of 1723

I got mine on eBay for $130 USD a few months ago.  If you're up for bidding on a used pair you could save a lot of money - it's not uncommon for them to go that cheap.  These are now my go to mobile headphones for long trips and movies.  

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