I live in Taiwan. Apple's latest items reach our shores about two months after they start spreading in the States, Japan, etc. I've got plenty of time to read reviews. Moreover, one of my friend is dying to buy the iPhone 5, so I can just borrow her pair. Time enough to buy one for myself, then, if it manages to impress me; or do you think I buy everything that any company flaunts as a new miracle? I'm not that rich!
In addition, I very much doubt I'll ever enjoy earbuds. I prefer IEMs; I need a seal and good isolation to best enjoy my music and audiobooks. Even Final Audio's very expensive Piano Forte (which model exactly, I forget) failed to seduce me for that reason.
Edited by Sinocelt - 9/13/12 at 7:40am