Headphone stores around Osaka, Japan?
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Can anyone recommend some decent headphone stores at Osaka Japan, where you can demo equipments?  Anything around Nipponbashi/Den Den Town?
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found one: http://www.kawaguchimusen.co.jp/
Anyone been there before?  Any other suggestions?
 
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Well I plan to go there - many months too late to help you but this was still on the first page of google if you look for a "headphone store osaka" :)
 
 
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Yodobashi Camera and Bic Camera are excellent for trying out headphones. The Yodobashi Camera in Kyoto also has a section for properly amplified headphones as well...
 
Skar, send me a private message if you are planning to be in Osaka soon; perhaps we can meet up!
 
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Hi, visited the store and found it quite impressive.
 
Main attrection are several STAX models, but also a solid collection of AKG, Ultrasone, Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser and Denon:
 

 


 
 
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Wow, didn't realize people noticed this old post of mine. Anyway, my trip report was here:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/567072/japan-is-the-headphone-paradise-and-heres-the-proof
 
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Wow, didn't realize people noticed this old post of mine. Anyway, my trip report was here:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/567072/japan-is-the-headphone-paradise-and-heres-the-proof
 
Half a year later, the AKG, Denon and ATH catalogs still have not been updated. I have the exact same ones. :)
 
Did you get to try out any flagship models? The Yodobashi Camera at Kyoto Station has Denon D7000, ATH-W5000, HD800, Beyerdynamic T1 and a Stax (forgot the model) that are properly amplified.
 
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Did you get to try out any flagship models? The Yodobashi Camera at Kyoto Station has Denon D7000, ATH-W5000, HD800, Beyerdynamic T1 and a Stax (forgot the model) that are properly amplified.
 
Unfortunately, no, I didn't get to try them out.  I wasn't really looking into buying a fullsize at the time with my limited luggage space, and some of those demo units might've been behind glasses too.  Regretting now...
 
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