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Introduction


Welcome to the Official Hong Kong thread where we gather all the information regarding Hong Kong including (but not limited to):
  1. Shop locations and info
  2. Places to demo audio gear
  3. Time and Location of Meets
  4. Events
  5. Services
 
Hopefully, this will become a place where both people living here or planning to come here can find all the info we need without browsing through tonnes of threads finding info piece by piece. I'll keep this thread updated daily unless I go on a vacation (which is quite rare), I'm an active Headfier afterall

 
Hope everyone enjoy your stay ~
 
 

List of Shops and Demo Locations


This is my current list of all the places I know of, If you know a good place that I don't then just post it below and I'll add it to the list.

Note: locations may not be updated, check the shop websites before going.
 
# Name Web Location Demo?
1 Mingo Headphone http://www.mingo-hmw.com/home/ 12/F, Mong Kok Metro, 594-596 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong Yes
2 Mingo Headphone [Branch]   Room 1509-10, 15/F, Hollywood Plaza, No. 610 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong Yes
3 Mingo Headphone [Branch]   Shop No.115, 1/F, Sim City, 47-51 Shantung Street, Mong kok, Hong Kong No
4 Mingo Headphone [Branch]   Shop No.234, 2/F., Wanchai Computer Centre, 130 Hennessy Rd, HK Island, Hong Kong No
5 Kingsound Headphone Shop http://www.headphonehk.com/ Room 1202, 12/F, Golden Era Plaza, No. 39 Sai Yee St. MongKok, Kowloon, Hong Kong Yes
6 Kingsound Headphone Shop [Branch]   Flat A, 15/F, Way On Commercial Bldg, 500 Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Yes
7 Kingsound Headphone Shop [Branch]   Room 1102, 11/F,  Century Square, 1-13 D'aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong Yes
8 Kingsound Headphone Shop [Branch]   Shop 263, 2/F, Wan Chai Computer Centre, 130 Hennesy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong No
9 Kingsound Headphone Shop [Branch]   Shop 106, 1/F, Sim City, 51-57 Shantung street, Mongkok, Hong Kong No
10 Kingsound Headphone Shop [Branch]   Shop B17, Basement floor, Prosperity Building, 6A-6E Nelson Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong No
11 Kingsound Headphone Shop [Branch]   Shop B12, Basement floor, Prosperity Building, 6A-6E Nelson Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong No
12 Jaben Hong Kong http://www.jaben.com.hk/ Room 24 ,2/F, Wing Wah Building, No.14-24 Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong Yes
13 DMA Audio http://www.dma-audio.com/ Unit 233, 2/F., Sim City, No.47-51 Shantung Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong Yes
14 DMA Audio [Pro Audio Branch]   Unit 309, 3/F., Sim City, No.47-51 Shantung Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong Yes
15 DMA Audio [Branch]   Shop 209, Star Annex, 2/F, Star House,3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong ???
16 DMA Audio [Branch]   Shop 268, 2/F., Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong ???
17 Forever source Digital http://fs-digital.net/ Room 1002, 10/F, Good Hope Building, No.5 Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong Yes
18 Audio Physics http://www.audiophysics.hk/ 12B, Grancastle Comm Centre, 2T Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Kowloon, Hong Kong Yes
19 Rhapsodio http://rhapsodio-cmw.com/ Rm 1608 Pak Po Lee Bldg., Sai Yeung Choi St., Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Yes
 
 

List of Audiologist


For you people thinking of getting CIEMs, they can help you take ear impressions.
They also offer other services like making custom ear tips for Universal IEMs and Custom earplugs for hearing protection.
Again, if you know other places, just post it down there and I'll add it to the list.
Note: locations may not be updated, check their websites before going.
 
# Name Web Location
1. Melody Speech & Hearing Institute (Hong Kong Clinic) http://www.melodyhk.com/index_en.html Rm. 905 Manning House, 48 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
2. Melody Speech & Hearing Institute (Kowloon Clinic)   Rm. 1126 Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
3. Hearing Tune Professional Services Ltd. http://www.hearingtune.com/eng/home/home.php Rm 2711, C C Wu Building, 302-308 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
 

Upcoming Events


Any upcoming events goes here, events include things like the "Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show" in the HKCEC which I'm sure many of you went last year

Just make a post and I'll add it here.
 
 
 

Upcoming Meets


Any upcoming meets goes here, I'll add it here if anyone decides to have a meet in HK ~
 
 
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Hong Kong meet on Saturday 23rd February 2013
Postponed from 17th February
 
Time: 5pm
 
Venue:
Room PQ102, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
 
Gathering point: Block P entrance, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Contact person:
Joseph Yeung aka Joe Bloggs
Phone: 60763480
 
Meeting-goers and gear / music / technology:
 
mcgino (host):
Sony R10
iBasso DX100
 
example of a past meet held by mcgino: http://www.head-fi.org/t/45111/hong-kong-meet-next-month
 
Asian Anime, Manga and Music Lounge members Joe Bloggs and b1o2r3i4s5:
 
b1o2r3i4s5:
AKG K550
Project-H combo DAC and amp
He's also got a half-finished Beta22 amplifier that might be finished and brought to the meet on the 17th.
Biggest collection of anisongs imaginable
 
Joe Bloggs:
Fiio E17
Etymotic MC3
Somic MH463
Sony MH1C
Hifiman RE0
Hisoundaudio Popo
Philips SHE3580
TDK Clef-P Vocal Edition
(get the feeling that this guy has quantity over quality?
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Advanced equalization methods demonstration
 
Tentatively confirmed meet-goers ("too early to confirm") bringing unspecified gear:
dustdevil
iamsocheap
Buffon
 
Tentative meet-goer count: 6
 
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It's a shame that we didn't have that when I was around Hong Kong during vacations!

Are you guys planning to meet as well during summer or something? Has been looking forward to a Head-Fi meet up in HK! This must be sooooo interesting

 
 
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It's a shame that we didn't have that when I was around Hong Kong during vacations!

Are you guys planning to meet as well during summer or something? Has been looking forward to a Head-Fi meet up in HK! This must be sooooo interesting

 
We haven't planned anything for summer yet, but if we get enough members then sure!

 
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Audiophile from HK is one of the craziest in the world. And HK Audio industry is one of the most advance in the world too or at least in Asia. You can find all sorts of audiophile brand from hardware to snake oil in HK. I'm glad to see this thread.....I'm not from HK but I travel there from time to time so pretty familiar with the scene.
 
I frequented most of the shops above and here's my observation :
1. Kingsound (Golden Era Plaza) : average selection of full size headphone mostly Senn, Grado, AKG and some Ultrasone, pretty good selection of iem, some desktop/portable amp, lately also stocked a good selection of cables/ic. Service is good. Store is big and comfortable for long term audition. Good pricing. Bought my first gateway drugs to headphile from this store.
 
2. DMA Audio (Sim city/main store): very good selection of iem, cables and everything that has to do with headphone and more. Its vast array of selection of iem's can be quite daunting. You can easily spend the whole day auditioning in the shop if you dont have an idea what you wanted to buy. A vast selection of cables too and some selection of sources, amps also electrostat set up (stax). The pro audio (2 floors up at the same building) housed a good selection of sources from low end to entry level high end like Weiss (their entry level range), Esoteric (their entry level DAC) and more cable/ic/power treatment. Price is reasonable but prepared to haggle. I usually ended up with a price between 10-30% lower than their web published price. Service is average. Auditioning in the shop is not very comfortable since the shop is quite a small shop (typical HK shop).
 
3. Mingo (main branch) : The best selection of everything. And they are the pioneer of headphone shop in HK. Comfortable shop,service also not bad. They have everything under the sun You name it, iem, source, dap, amp, full headphone, stats, cable, i/c.......But they don't carry really high end sources like DMA Audio. Downside : expensive price. Little room to negotiate with them. They're the most expensive headphone shop of the 3.
 
The rest I havent been to. Another tips is that around the same building as DMA Audio there's a lot of headphone shop popped up. Feel free to shop around if all you wanted to shop around for best price. Most of these shops let you audition their headphones and you can try the headphone you buy first so that you chance of getting a fake is greatly reduced. I know Jaben also have an outlet diagonally across from DMA Audio building.
 
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We haven't planned anything for summer yet, but if we get enough members then sure!
Well that'll be great if anything's planned!

In Hong Kong there's just sort of a difficulty to get a place large enough and quiet enough for these sessions....And maybe tables and electricity, whatsoever
Looking forward to the 17th Feb meet and hope to see post-meet impressions!
 
 
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Audiophile from HK is one of the craziest in the world. And HK Audio industry is one of the most advance in the world too or at least in Asia. You can find all sorts of audiophile brand from hardware to snake oil in HK. I'm glad to see this thread.....I'm not from HK but I travel there from time to time so pretty familiar with the scene.
 
I frequented most of the shops above and here's my observation :
1. Kingsound (Golden Era Plaza) : average selection of full size headphone mostly Senn, Grado, AKG and some Ultrasone, pretty good selection of iem, some desktop/portable amp, lately also stocked a good selection of cables/ic. Service is good. Store is big and comfortable for long term audition. Good pricing. Bought my first gateway drugs to headphile from this store.
 
2. DMA Audio (Sim city/main store): very good selection of iem, cables and everything that has to do with headphone and more. Its vast array of selection of iem's can be quite daunting. You can easily spend the whole day auditioning in the shop if you dont have an idea what you wanted to buy. A vast selection of cables too and some selection of sources, amps also electrostat set up (stax). The pro audio (2 floors up at the same building) housed a good selection of sources from low end to entry level high end like Weiss (their entry level range), Esoteric (their entry level DAC) and more cable/ic/power treatment. Price is reasonable but prepared to haggle. I usually ended up with a price between 10-30% lower than their web published price. Service is average. Auditioning in the shop is not very comfortable since the shop is quite a small shop (typical HK shop).
 
3. Mingo (main branch) : The best selection of everything. And they are the pioneer of headphone shop in HK. Comfortable shop,service also not bad. They have everything under the sun You name it, iem, source, dap, amp, full headphone, stats, cable, i/c.......But they don't carry really high end sources like DMA Audio. Downside : expensive price. Little room to negotiate with them. They're the most expensive headphone shop of the 3.
 
The rest I havent been to. Another tips is that around the same building as DMA Audio there's a lot of headphone shop popped up. Feel free to shop around if all you wanted to shop around for best price. Most of these shops let you audition their headphones and you can try the headphone you buy first so that you chance of getting a fake is greatly reduced. I know Jaben also have an outlet diagonally across from DMA Audio building.
 
Well general suggestion is not to get those Beats and Bose or Sennheiser IE8(?) knockoffs from street markets, else you're pretty much good to go without getting a fake product.
 
By any chance if I haven't understood your location wrongly, are you also in Seattle?

 
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Hi Lugia, no, I'm not from Seattle. SEA frm my location stands fr South East Asia or Indonesia to be exact. I know SEA sounds like airport code for Seattle

 
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Haha yea indeed, KSEA or normally just SEA for referring to the airport code here

Never got to understand how Hong Kong has got VHHH though lol
 
 
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If only I had read this sooner :)

Missed out! Maybe next time.
 
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Not so fast!
  We postponed the meet to next Saturday (23rd February) because Gino couldn't make it today.
 
Stay tuned for details, but the meet will now be held somewhere within PolyU on the 23rd starting around 5-6pm.  There will be a geek fest called BarCamp held next door at the same time (Saturday to Sunday for that one, actually)
http://www.barcamp.hk/
 
Will you be able to make it on this new date?
 
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oh man your hurting me!  


23th I will be in Hokkaido skiing, so I won't be able to make it as well.
I live in HK so timing should not be too much of an issue in future.
 
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Well in all honesty, skiing in Hokkaido should be more fun than a head-fi meet so good for you

 
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 just a bit...

I've subscribed to the thread so I can keep an eye out for the next meet up!
 
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Hong Kong head-fi meet!
 
The host thought the meet was for tomorrow =.= We were lucky to get a room at all.  Didn't get to hear his Sony R10... coz he was going to bring it... tomorrow
Did I mention we were lucky to get a room?  And what a room!  He's head of a department and we made ourselves at home in his department office
 

5 people at the meet including me on the left
 

I think this pic sums it up best:  Boris shows up with the goods looking bawss
 

Boris looking bawss
 

Project-H looking bawss
 
Some notable equipment that made it to the meet:
Project-H (pictured above)
iBasso DX100
AKG K550
AKG K518
Klipsch X10
 
I can't comment too much on the sound unfortunately as I was too busy chatting with the meet goers and busting my gut at their crack jokes
And we had too much fun to find time for such petty things as having dinner


 
More impressions and reactions in the AAMML thread
http://www.head-fi.org/t/586040/official-asian-anime-manga-and-music-lounge/59400#post_9194154
 
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