HiFiMan Shangri-La Jr (New $8000 Electrostat)
Aug 1, 2017 at 12:42 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 565


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Feb 1, 2011
Any takers:


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Aug 1, 2017 at 1:43 PM Post #3 of 565
$$$$ time!
Aug 1, 2017 at 2:34 PM Post #4 of 565
Hmm, I wasn't impressed by the Shangri-La Senior, seems like this is trying to become a cash cow?
Aug 1, 2017 at 3:03 PM Post #8 of 565
A cash cow for obvious reasons. I only have one suggestion. Change the goddam name from Shangri-La Jr. to something like Shambhala or Himalaya. Something also relates to some Tibetan mythical places. Honestly who would like the junior version of something?

Every rule has an exception. This one is slightly less than $8k

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Aug 1, 2017 at 3:10 PM Post #9 of 565
What about 'Shambolic' or simply 'why'
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Aug 1, 2017 at 3:14 PM Post #10 of 565
Well, the real question is the amp included or is that the price of the headphones. Plus, can the headphones be purchased by itself without buying the amp. Basically, Hifiman has product in $1300, $3000, $6000, all the way to $8000, and $40-$50K bracket. I bet their next released will be at $15000.
Aug 1, 2017 at 3:34 PM Post #13 of 565
My BHSE + 009 system did cost me around $9500 (both new), this Shangri-La Jr. is a bargain :D :D :D

Your Stax system is overpriced compared to this "Jr.". I really hope that Stax will not go down the greedy road. I am afraid that day is already numbered...case in point the SRM-T8000.
Aug 1, 2017 at 3:50 PM Post #14 of 565
My BHSE + 009 system did cost me around $9500 (both new), this Shangri-La Jr. is a bargain :D :D :D
I think the Shangri-La Jr. will be perfect for audiophiles who demand 5x the performance** of the BHSE + 009, at a similar price point. ** The performance metric used here is rate of depreciation.

I think the term "flagship stew" is appropriate for some companies.
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Aug 1, 2017 at 3:56 PM Post #15 of 565
Wait so the prophecy is true!?

Hifiman actually step it up and release even a more expensive set of cans.

What's next a $12,000.00

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