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post #226 of 274
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I make it $3,487 today with shipping etc. But still good.

 

But the real killers are the import/VAT duties of your country and the bank's currency exchange fees.

These can be greatly minimised if (1) PJ understate the value on the customs form and (2) if the bank transfer is in local currency (eg USD) rather than Yen.

 

Can anyone say what happens in practice on these two points?

the number that's the loneliest number...

post #227 of 274
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Well, I'm glad to report that my SR-009's finally shipped today from Japan, I should get them by early next week. Since I still don't have an amp for them yet, I'll probably try to test them out on someone else's amp first just to make sure they work (I'm sure they will, I haven't heard of anyone having problems like that). I'll put up some pictures once I receive it. Thanks everyone who helped contribute to this thread!

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Well, I'm glad to report that my SR-009's finally shipped today from Japan, I should get them by early next week. Since I still don't have an amp for them yet, I'll probably try to test them out on someone else's amp first just to make sure they work (I'm sure they will, I haven't heard of anyone having problems like that). I'll put up some pictures once I receive it. Thanks everyone who helped contribute to this thread!

How long did you have to wait for your SR-009 since ordering from Price Japan?

post #229 of 274
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Well, I'm glad to report that my SR-009's finally shipped today from Japan, I should get them by early next week. Since I still don't have an amp for them yet, I'll probably try to test them out on someone else's amp first just to make sure they work (I'm sure they will, I haven't heard of anyone having problems like that). I'll put up some pictures once I receive it. Thanks everyone who helped contribute to this thread!


You must tried it as soon as you received it. Not trying to shatter your expectation but I myself had a imbalance on the first pair that I bought. Luckily I bought from brick and mortar seller, not online.

post #230 of 274
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How long did you have to wait for your SR-009 since ordering from Price Japan?

 

I placed my order on February 20, and they shipped it on May 7, so about 2 1/2 months. It seems like they might be getting more orders than they used to, as more people know of their site, and that causes the wait time to be longer than expected (they originally said 5 weeks when I ordered it, but it ended up being twice that). Either way, I'm fine with waiting, as I have the HD800s to hold me over until I finally get them, and with the price being less than $4K, I just couldn't say no. biggrin.gif

post #231 of 274
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You must tried it as soon as you received it. Not trying to shatter your expectation but I myself had a imbalance on the first pair that I bought. Luckily I bought from brick and mortar seller, not online.

 

That's interesting, I hope that's not the case for me. Thanks for the information! I'll definitely try it out as soon as possible once I get it.

post #232 of 274
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It came in today, I'll put pics up later. I'm going to test it out tomorrow on lithe1's Liquid Lightning to make sure everything's ok with it.

 

It will be interesting to see how a brand new SR-009 sounds relative to an older SR-009 (lithe1's). I'm curioius if there is any "break-in" for the SR-009.

post #233 of 274

There is.  You need to listen to them.  A lot!

 

Congratulations, enjoy.

post #234 of 274
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These headphones are absolutely stunning. I'm very glad to finally have them!

post #235 of 274

I heard the 009 is all out of stock atm.... recent orders placed will be shipping in August (earliest).


Edited by En_R - 5/9/13 at 7:48pm
post #236 of 274

Where did you hear that?

post #237 of 274

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Where did you hear that?

 

He's probably talking about Pricejapan, who currently have a 3 month (plus) wait time after order.

post #238 of 274

I figured it was PriceJapan, but having ordered myself fairly recently I was surprised to hear that the wait had jumped significantly since I placed my order!  At that time it was 6-8 weeks.

 

I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering how good the price is right now.

post #239 of 274
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Yeah, the yen is the weakest it's been in years. Maybe I should get a Fostex TH-900 from them as well, if I suddenly feel the need to have a great pair of closed headphones tongue.gif

post #240 of 274
They are now at a bit more than $3300! Seems like a bargain compared to what they were just a few months ago. (Circling the nest.)
Edited by Mambosenior - 5/10/13 at 2:46pm
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