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Headphones to get in Japan?

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I'll be traveling to Kyoto in a few days. I will probably visit yodobashi and bic camera shop for headphones. What are the sort of headphones to buy while in Japan. My budget is around 100-300 dollars so sadly no Stax. I heard Sony and Akg are cheaper in Japan? I have ety4s and used to own hd650. Thanks

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Maybe something from Audio-Technica? In $300 I think you can pick their AD1000X or W1000X

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JVC HA S500 and S400 are awesome and very cheap in Japan. I bought two as gifts and now wish I bought myself one!!

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JVC HA S500 and S400 are awesome and very cheap in Japan. I bought two as gifts and now wish I bought myself one!!

 

JVC HA-S680 is the next generation of these two, and is on sale for about 41$.

Also, Final Audio Design Heaven IV is a great IEM, only 130-140$ in Japan (around 220-250 outside).

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Sony CD900ST

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Thanks for all the advice. I ended up getting the JVC HA-S680 at biccamera for 5000ish yen. For some reason their shop price is different from their website retail price of 4200ish yen. I dont speak Japanese so I cant ask them. Anyways I am really happy with the purchase and the shopping experience, lots of cool electronics there. 

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Thanks for all the advice. I ended up getting the JVC HA-S680 at biccamera for 5000ish yen. For some reason their shop price is different from their website retail price of 4200ish yen. I dont speak Japanese so I cant ask them. Anyways I am really happy with the purchase and the shopping experience, lots of cool electronics there. 

 

Don't forget to burn them according to the procedure in the first post:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here

 

Would love to see your impressions posted in the S680 thread after that.

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