Already enjoying it pre burn
And mine took about two weeks.
Did you ask for EMS shipping?
With mine EMS was included in the price of the BH because pollychen was on holiday. Chinese new year I think.
Once it was over he sent mine using EMS. Still I ordered it like 2 weeks before he managed to ship it lol
I updated my post above.
The issue with the volume wasn't because of the BH. It was due to my source. Something I should thought of but I didn't. My dumb mistake.
Apparently my old iPad1 can output sound much louder than my S3. So if you own a iPhone5 then you may be in for a good surprise =).
I know this is a couple of months old but I wanted to chip in. I own the S3 too. The volume of the phone unmodified is awful, it's been designed to be "war on loudness" compliant with the lowest impedance high sensitivity IEMs. The best (read only) way to get around it is to flash a custom kernel which gives you hardware control. I use Perseus kernel which gives you control of many shiny features which enhance the sound quality (switching to isolated clock source, if you like EQ there's a hardware level EQ with saturation prevention), along with a great many improvements to how the hardware is handled (it uses a heavily modified version of boeffla engine). Most importantly for you it allows you to access and modify the headphone volume output and to put it right up to the maximum the hardware can produce. Near enough doubles the volume. It's also an amazing kernel in general, so you won't be making any sacrifices for your sound quality. Quite the opposite in fact.
Was just bog standard shipping for me. Over-land singapore post. That's a bit rubbish, I ran into the Chinese holiday issue with my ck4+. I had to wait a week for that to be despatched.
Not too bad if you want the cheapest shipping though.
I'm pissed of with HM customs at the moment, been ordered to pay £21.50 on import of some red FXT90s even though the package was marked as a Gift and I lowered the value below £30. Ridiculous!!!
Nah, it's the risk we in Europe take when ordering stuff outside of EU and they are just doing their job. You should blame your luck. Like the drug dealer who got his 10 pounds of drugs seized even though they were labeled as potatos LOL But yeah, they do like to add additional charges aside from the VAT, which is the ridiculous think as usually the final taxes we pay come down to circa 40-50% instead of just the VAT. LIke with my BH, which ended costing me 150-160 bucks