Rest In Peace sir.
I've been lusting after a pair of these for a while now and decided to bite the bullet and order some. I've dabbled with a number of headphones over the last few years (can't say I haven't enjoyed it) but now seems like the time to settle down with a long term partner ;)
Prices here in the UK are fairly steep (£699 which I think equates to around $1200 USD) so I'm considering importing from Japan.
Buying headphones from Japan doesn't seem all that easy though so I'm thinking of using a forwarding service. The only one I've really heard much about is Tenso but I've also seen the odd post on head-fi about BuySmartJapan and right now they seem a good bit cheaper, as they're currently offering free EMS shipping on headphones and charging a 10% handling fee rather than their usual 15%. Even after I factor in import taxes etc. it works out around £410-£420 landed which is a considerable saving but I can probably kiss the warranty goodbye.
Did any of you use such a service to buy your PH VI's and, if so, how did it go?
Also are there any known reliability issues with the Pandoras that I should take into consideration before ordering?
Thanks in advance for any help!
There's two classifieds. I'd say jump on one of those?
And I highly recommend that you check out these guys for a shipping service from Japan: http://request.whiterabbitexpress.com/
Hadn't I had the great help of a kind member on here I would have definitely went with them. They're all English speaking and accept Paypal which sets them apart last time I checked.
I'm still rocking the Pandora. Great headphone! It does so well with electronic music. De-li-cious.