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post #1156 of 4409
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post
 

If I would have bought any Fiio product where I live (Israel), I would have to pay almost twice as much compared to its price on MP4NATION. We have a single Fiio retailer that sets the prices as high as he pleases and when he's asked to explain the difference in pricing between the local store and the prices from international retailers, he said that the import taxes are killing him. Every retailer in Israel is using the import taxes as an excuse to raise product cost and no costumer is questioning this excuse cause our government is known for its greed. What people here don't know is that the import taxes are not that high that the costumers will have to pay twice as much for the products. The real reason for the high prices is that the retailer makes a 500% profit on anything he sells. I'll be damned if a single Fiio product was sold in Israel by a local retailer. Most of the time, people that buy headphone amps and audiophile DAPs know where to got them for a fair price because from the start they cost more than an average consumer product.

im from the same place, and i never buy anything there except food and clothes :D

post #1157 of 4409
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post
 

If I would have bought any Fiio product where I live (Israel), I would have to pay almost twice as much compared to its price on MP4NATION. We have a single Fiio retailer that sets the prices as high as he pleases and when he's asked to explain the difference in pricing between the local store and the prices from international retailers, he said that the import taxes are killing him. Every retailer in Israel is using the import taxes as an excuse to raise product cost and no costumer is questioning this excuse cause our government is known for its greed. What people here don't know is that the import taxes are not that high that the costumers will have to pay twice as much for the products. The real reason for the high prices is that the retailer makes a 500% profit on anything he sells. I'll be damned if a single Fiio product was sold in Israel by a local retailer. Most of the time, people that buy headphone amps and audiophile DAPs know where to got them for a fair price because from the start they cost more than an average consumer product.


damn,and i thought i was alone in this.lol

see its understandable for israel as its a small market of 7-8 million if i am not mistaken but to ignore a 1.2 billion market is stupidity from fiio part.

 

Samsung is kicking the **** out out of sony, apple,htc  in india due to excellent local distribution leading to lower prices,,brands which fail to recognise this are suffering.

 

But anyways i am a great fan of israel,brilliant people and quite friendly towards india.Most of our radars(defence) are imported from israel only.

post #1158 of 4409
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post
 


damn,and i thought i was alone in this.lol

see its understandable for israel as its a small market of 7-8 million if i am not mistaken but to ignore a 1.2 billion market is stupidity from fiio part.

 

Samsung is kicking the **** out out of sony, apple,htc  in india due to excellent local distribution leading to lower prices,,brands which fail to recognise this are suffering.

 

But anyways i am a great fan of israel,brilliant people and quite friendly towards india.Most of our radars(defence) are imported from israel only.

 

Yeah. Many years of living under a constant threat of extinction got us to perfect our weapons so we can defend ourselves more efficiently. We have an extremely evolved hi-tech industry and the audio industry that slowly earns itself a name around the world. Too bad that our audio industry is focused on making quality speakers and amps and not a single headphone manufacturer.

post #1159 of 4409
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post
 

 

Yeah. Many years of living under a constant threat of extinction got us to perfect our weapons so we can defend ourselves more efficiently. We have an extremely evolved hi-tech industry and the audio industry that slowly earns itself a name around the world. Too bad that our audio industry is focused on making quality speakers and amps and not a single headphone manufacturer.


yeah defence products of israel are pretty good especially radars and missile defence shields like arrow,barak missiles,david sling etc.Not to mention missiles like python.

india is the largest operator of israeli heron drones in the world.

 

yup i am a defence enthusiast:veryevil:

post #1160 of 4409
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yeah defence products of israel are pretty good especially radars and missile defence shields like arrow,barak missiles,david sling etc.Not to mention missiles like python.

india is the largest operator of israeli heron drones in the world.

 

yup i am a defence enthusiast:veryevil:

 

Serving my 3 years in combat engineering curbed my defense enthusiasm but I have an ever growing headphone enthusiasm. 

post #1161 of 4409
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post
 

 

Serving my 3 years in combat engineering curbed my defense enthusiasm but I have an ever growing headphone enthusiasm. 


man i am wasting time in all these destructive hobbies

 

defence

headphones

cellphones

politics

history

 

and whatnot...................dammit:triportsad:

 

 

u guys have a mandatory service right??

many come to india after that training period,i have personally seen israelis filling whole of villages alltogether.

 

many even settle down and smoke weed and enjoy for the rest of their life,lol

post #1162 of 4409
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post
 


man i am wasting time in all these destructive hobbies

 

defence

headphones

cellphones

politics

history

 

and whatnot...................dammit:triportsad:

 

 

u guys have a mandatory service right??

many come to india after that training period,i have personally seen israelis filling whole of villages alltogether.

 

many even settle down and smoke weed and enjoy for the rest of their life,lol

 

Yes, our service is mandatory. Women serve for 2 years and men 3. It's not a training period but a complete service. After the discharge from the mandatory service some of us stay in reserve.

Many go soul searching in India and Thailand after they are discharged but I took a trip to the States.

My hobbies practically left me penniless. If I wouldn't have my girlfriend to restrain me I would probably live in a cardboard box filled with headphones and starve to death.  

post #1163 of 4409

guys, i come here to read about anything but politics, so please... lets keep it on topic.

post #1164 of 4409
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Originally Posted by jenia1 View Post

guys, i come here to read about anything but politics, so please... lets keep it on topic.


 



sincerely sorry man
post #1165 of 4409

I would buy if it had some sort of support with Spotify.

post #1166 of 4409
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Originally Posted by tehsprayer View Post

I would buy if it had some sort of support with Spotify.

Kinda asking too much of a $100 dap IMO
post #1167 of 4409
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post


Kinda asking too much of a $100 dap IMO

Not really. Any phone/cheap iPod can support music streaming services.

post #1168 of 4409

Any any phone/cheap ipod does not have the sound quality the X1 will, well in the $100 range anyways.

post #1169 of 4409
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

Any any phone/cheap ipod does not have the sound quality the X1 will, well in the $100 range anyways.

HTC One M8 harmon kardon edition I'm sure has a decent dac.

post #1170 of 4409

That phone is what, roughly $650?  Contract prices don't exactly count.  Buying a X1 doesn't lock you into a 2 year contract.

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