Anyone knw any australian online vendor that sell Headphones (particularly HP890s)
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I want to do some australian price comparisons

In a few posts people have discussed Hp890s retailing from $30-70$ australian, but i'd like to know where these prices have been sited from. Cause i'd be very interested if i could get them in that price range..

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$30 - $70AU is incorrect, it's below the wholesale buy price.

$30-$70US is possible, $150AU (or $75US) is the rrp in Australia. You can pick them up in Malaysia for around $35US iirc, and some stores in Australia have them for around $60US or $120AU.

There have been group buys arranged where the price including freight has been around $95AU or about $47.5US. That's basically wholesale plus freight.
 
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Hey snufkin, know any online store in aussie which sell headphones.
I have the 890's from the ocau group buy, but maybe a portable closed pair, below 200au (100us)
I dont want to buy from overseas just incase i dont like it


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Well, I'm online.. and I can vend you koss and beyer stuff, but there's not much from their range under $200AU that I'd recommend, maybe the Beyer DT231 (about $85AU?) - there's plenty of online Sennheiser vendors in oz, but they all overcharge, and the only closed Sennheisers I'd recommend are above $200AU because of inflated Senny prices in Oz.
 
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Do you have website, or do u vend privately, maybe a pricelist would be nice


Maybe a pair of headphones with similar characteristics as the hp890 but closed maybe highs less harsh, i found them a little shrilly if you know what i mean


Oh, and i wont use an amp now, but probably an upgrade for the future.

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pm/icq me for prices on specific models, working on a website
 
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Pm sent


Damn headphone addiction, costing me a lot of money *looks at wallet*
 
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Well im getting a pair of the HP890s left over from the group buy for $98

Snufkin, i might be after a pair of closed walking/general outside activity headphones in the near future too. I take it that by what yoiu say you WOULDNT recommended things like the Koss ksc50, the 55 or the 35?

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It's the koss closed range that I wouldn't recommend, the 35, 50 and 55 are all open.. but all very, very good value for money


They're fine for outdoor use, unless it's a really noisy environment.
 
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Snufkin keep me informed on your website as well k?


HD600 is retailing for AUD$699 - $799 depending on who you go to. That's way too overpriced.

The only reasonble priced can that I'm aware of is the Grado SR60 for AUD$179.

Now that I'm a whinging mood, Australian hi-fi retail business stinks big time!
 
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HI: You said that you are not going to get an amp and I find that the 890s need lots of power to be at max. The koss 35 are your only choice for great koss earphones or the portapros and dont need an amp. Good luck
 
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Vitalstatistix: that's why I have (and have had) a fair few Beyer headphones - they're really well priced here in oz
 
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I don't have one yet


The wheels turn slow in my case, I'm in the process of getting it all sorted out, but for now you can icq(6046740) or pm me if you want prices/info
 
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LTUCCI1924 you say i need an amp eh?
Hmmm, damn head-fi, i think my pockets got a hole


The hp890 are only 32ohms, so i didn't think they needed an amp, but will intend to get one for the future. I do notice the highs are not as i like them and reproduce classical music unnaturally IMHO. Bass can sometimes be overpowering, but tightish. Well, it was a worthwhile upgrade from $30AU phones i may have to get another


I am on the lookout for closed phones tho
 
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