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post #136 of 834
Mine have arrived in UK and have been in customs since last night.




Fingers crossed I don't get a stupid customs charge letter. However I most likely will considering it was shipped with EMS.

EDIT:

Yup, as expected I'm gonna get charged. rolleyes.giffrown.gif
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This is the last time I order anything via EMS!! mad.gif


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Edited by Lifted Andreas - 12/18/13 at 3:33am
post #137 of 834

whats the custom charge  is it just vat?  mine still showing prepared for shipment

post #138 of 834
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Originally Posted by michaelgordon View Post
 

whats the custom charge  is it just vat?  mine still showing prepared for shipment

 

Not sure yet, I'll be getting a letter probably tomorrow with the charges. Pretty sure its the Import VAT plus any ParcelForce charges (which is usually their handling fee).

 

Yours should be dispatched within a weeks time of ordering.

post #139 of 834
Got a shipping notice yesterday for these from Japan. Now to wait...
post #140 of 834

got my shipping notification today.  fingers crossed wont get hit by customs

post #141 of 834
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Originally Posted by michaelgordon View Post
 

got my shipping notification today.  fingers crossed wont get hit by customs

 

Congrats on the dispatch!

 

Sorry to disappoint you mate but the chances that you will get charged for import are pretty high.

 

My letter from ParcelForce should come today, if it does I will let you know what the charges are.

post #142 of 834
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post
 

 

Congrats on the dispatch!

 

Sorry to disappoint you mate but the chances that you will get charged for import are pretty high.

 

My letter from ParcelForce should come today, if it does I will let you know what the charges are.

Im expecting to get charged so wont be a shock, just hoping.  what site did you use for tracking i have gone to he link and google but they all seem to link to a page which has barely readable grey writing?

 

i cant see it being much on a £29 ish item

post #143 of 834
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Originally Posted by michaelgordon View Post
 

Im expecting to get charged so wont be a shock, just hoping.  what site did you use for tracking i have gone to he link and google but they all seem to link to a page which has barely readable grey writing?

 

i cant see it being much on a £29 ish item

 

Sorry mate, I didin't get my letter today. Will probably come tomorrow, I hate this ParcelForce system to be quite honest. They could easily do it via email or phone and it would be much quicker.

 

You can track your parcel here mate:

http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/ems/index_en.html

post #144 of 834
If I recall correctly the parcel force handling fee is about £8 plus tax of 20%.
post #145 of 834
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Originally Posted by DanPluck View Post

If I recall correctly the parcel force handling fee is about £8 plus tax of 20%.

 

£8 PF fee sounds about right from what I remember.

post #146 of 834

Woah this cool, I have the JVC FXD 80 and I love it, carbon nanotubes ftw?!

I feel like a S680 + SoundBlaster Omni would be pretty price effective combination.

post #147 of 834

I did another 24 hours of burn in at high volume using BenF's track he posted earlier in the thread. Yes, the bass did calm a bit more and the slight boominess is better, still.

 

So advise for anyone picking these up. Burn them in with a track like Ben's at high volume for about 40-50 hours.

 

The boomy thing may not be a problem for most considering my favorite IEM's are Phonak 132's so I obviously like a more lean sound sig.

 

The bass issue I'm having(which isn't bad at all, just not my perfect sound sig) is more noticeable on metal music. On other music including non metal rock(Alice in Chains, Radiohead, etc) they sound great. My problem is more than half of my listening is hard fast metal. And female singers like Amy Winehouse, Portishead, Up Dharma Down sound fantastic.

 

I'm really liking these, more as time goes on.

post #148 of 834

Awesome? Could you take some pictures or maybe even video of them? I know they're not circumaural, but I want to have a better idea of the earcups and such. Only thing holding me back from these is the cables going to both sides of the headphone, and the earcups not going over the ear, I didn't like how the Siberia Elite touched my ears. But I adore how the Sony MDR1 wraps around my ear, tried my friend's out, it is ridiculously comfy.

post #149 of 834
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Originally Posted by Painful Chafe View Post
 

I did another 24 hours of burn in at high volume using BenF's track he posted earlier in the thread. Yes, the bass did calm a bit more and the slight boominess is better, still.

 

So advise for anyone picking these up. Burn them in with a track like Ben's at high volume for about 40-50 hours.

 

The boomy thing may not be a problem for most considering my favorite IEM's are Phonak 132's so I obviously like a more lean sound sig.

 

The bass issue I'm having(which isn't bad at all, just not my perfect sound sig) is more noticeable on metal music. On other music including non metal rock(Alice in Chains, Radiohead, etc) they sound great. My problem is more than half of my listening is hard fast metal. And female singers like Amy Winehouse, Portishead, Up Dharma Down sound fantastic.

 

I'm really liking these, more as time goes on.


Hard fast metal is really hard to find the right equipment for. All the chain (DAC/Amp/Headphone) must be chosen very carefully.

I don't listen to anything harder than AC/DC, so may be that's why I didn't encounter this issue.

 

If you'll post a couple of songs and pinpoint the problematic areas, I can test them with NFB-11.32 and ODAC+E12.

Which DAC/Amp are you using?

post #150 of 834
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Originally Posted by DrunkenTiger View Post
 

Awesome? Could you take some pictures or maybe even video of them? I know they're not circumaural, but I want to have a better idea of the earcups and such. Only thing holding me back from these is the cables going to both sides of the headphone, and the earcups not going over the ear, I didn't like how the Siberia Elite touched my ears. But I adore how the Sony MDR1 wraps around my ear, tried my friend's out, it is ridiculously comfy.

 

These are possibly the largest on-ear pads ever, but if you don't like pads touching you ears at all, maybe these aren't the ones for you.

Look in my profile for the list of the headphones I have - tell me if you want me to compare S680's pads to one of them.

Here is comparison to S400/500:

 

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