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post #2446 of 3040
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i was talking to a guy who works at layton audio in montreal, he introduced me the place and say if i'm around town, i can try his.
Must have been Billy... Or me!
post #2447 of 3040
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Truck, this time you owe me a drink. Hehe

 

I just read where a former NFL player (Vince Young) filed for bankruptcy after pissing off $34 million in $5000 chunks at places like The Cheese Cake Factory and T.G. I Fridays. How is that even possible? He must have paid for every person's meal in the place. He also drank $600 shots of Remy Martin.

 

As long as that drink isn't Remy Martin (or some such), I got you covered spook.:wink_face:

 

That guy should've saved some money to buy an 846 and AK240 to use in the gym to get back in shape to play and make more money.....

post #2448 of 3040

Any store in Europe that sells them below MSRP? Shure's official price over here is 1400 USD (1000€).

post #2449 of 3040
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Any store in Europe that sells them below MSRP? Shure's official price over here is 1400 USD (1000€).

Ooo.It is so expensive.I wonder why they raised the price ? It should be 1000$ in US.

post #2450 of 3040
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Ooo.It is so expensive.I wonder why they raised the price ? It should be 1000$ in US.

Shure did not raise the price. In the European Union you have to apply the VAT (value added tax) to purchases.
post #2451 of 3040
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post


Shure did not raise the price. In the European Union you have to apply the VAT (value added tax) to purchases.

Hmm.I didn't know.

post #2452 of 3040
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Shure did not raise the price. In the European Union you have to apply the VAT (value added tax) to purchases.

Oh, that's the usual excuse when manufacturers turn the USD prices directly into euro, which IMO is ridiculous given the weak US dollar. Like in this case 1000 bucks to 1000 euro. Even with VAT and customs duty fees added the price should be around $1200-1220 USD tops - Shure are just charging the EU consumers $200 more because they can, not because there is a logical explanation. 


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post #2453 of 3040
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Oh, that's the usual excuse when manufacturers turn the USD prices directly into euro, which IMO is ridiculous given the weak US dollar. Like in this case 1000 bucks to 1000 euro. Even with VAT and customs duty fees added the price should be around $1200-1220 USD tops - Shure are just charging the EU consumers $200 more because they can, not because there is a logical explanation. 

I travel extensively to Europe and my wife is from Hungary so I know the disparity between prices in the US and the EU. Do not blame Shure blame the socialist governments of Europe and their taxation policies.
post #2454 of 3040
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I travel extensively to Europe and my wife is from Hungary so I know the disparity between prices in the US and the EU. Do not blame Shure blame the socialist governments of Europe and their taxation policies.

Yeah, the taxes in EU are ridiculous but even with them the prices shouldn't be this high. It's 19-21% VAT and 0-2% duty fees depending on the country - add the two together and it doesn't amount to the usual 30-50% price difference that some manufacturers have for MSRP in EU like in this case about 37%.

post #2455 of 3040
Not to derail this thread, the import duty from the US for headphones into the EU is 2% and the VAT varies between 18-27% with the median being close to 24%. I agree there is still a gap and the only explanation I can think of is the lack of retail competition. Shure as a US company would violate US antitrust laws by demanding a minimum price. Also, nothing prevents an EU retailer from purchasing from the US or Asia in bulk and reselling in the EU if there was an arbitrage position.
post #2456 of 3040

It's $1,000 on Amazon.com and £1,000 on Amazon UK. I have relatives in the US, so I have some options to get it a bit cheaper if I went for these (still not sure I want to spend either sum on an IEM), but still pretty hard to stomach.

post #2457 of 3040

Alright guys, I have to do it.  I just have to try it.  I am going to buy a set of CIEM's to go along with my 846's.  Do any of you own CIEM's, or have owned prior to your 846's?  I want something that is going to be close sound quality-wise, otherwise I'll never listen to it.  I just listened to all my other IEM's thinking about getting one of them reshelled for much cheaper, but the all sounded lifeless and dull compared to my 846's.

 

I've been eyeing some Inearz 6BA, FutureSonics 13mm dynamic, and 1964 ears 6 driver (although they are coming out with a 8 driver that is slightly different than most that has caught my attention, 4 low BA, 2mid, 2high)

 

Anyone have any input on this? Tried starting a thread, and it just died.  Maybe some of you have some good feedback?

 

(Will be posted in both 846 threads, since I don't know who reads which)

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Don't bother with the Futuresonics MG6Pro. It won't be anywhere close to the clarity and detail of the SE846. It's a dark, bassy (boomy), murky beast, and different entirely. 

post #2459 of 3040
I would say Fitear MH335DW or Spiral Ear SE5 but they are quite expensive.
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I would say Fitear MH335DW or Spiral Ear SE5 but they are quite expensive.


I don't know that Fitear is what I would be looking for, but I have been looking at the SE5's.  Hoping I could get close with something slightly cheaper, though.  I've imposed a limit of no more than $1000 for a set of IEM's/headphones for myself, but with CIEM's, and after having heard the new LCD X, that limit might go out the window soon :blink: 

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