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lestatar 07-24-2011 08:13 AM

Found! Headphone Heaven in Hong Kong!
 
The place is called Mingo's. They have like 4 shops in HK but this one is the flagship. Will hit the others eventually and take pics.

Here are the pics. My comments later when I have time. Sorry as always for crappy BB pics, but I think you can all get the idea about this awesome place. It was also very busy in the store and I had to be careful not to snap pictures including customers.

Great great staff working there! They instantly recognized my Panas and praised me for them. They were selling them for around 200USD until they ran out.

dfkt, I got a spare bedroom with your name on it - get your ass to HK and check this joint out. :)


Here we go!


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dfkt 07-24-2011 08:23 AM

Oh. My. God. Please excuse me while I wipe the drool off my face.

Those guys have *everything*, it seems. I wish there was a place like that here. Love the sanitary white covers over the demo earpads, that looks professional.

Marvin the Martian 07-24-2011 08:38 AM

Wow....at first, i was like, "Crap, it's all IEM's!" and then I scrolled further down. Now that's a place I'd like to visit.....I'd love to try a bunch of different full size cans, as I've heard so few different brands.

And I have to echo dfkt's remarks on the earpad covers, as well.

cnhardwick 07-24-2011 08:51 AM

Okay all those photos without sharing your impressions is just cruel. Man, I wish there was a place like that around here, stupid countryside.

jupitreas 07-24-2011 09:06 AM

This is really amazing, like a Mecca for headphone enthusiasts :)

Around here, there are only two stores that offer any kind of reasonable selection of cans for audition but they are really modest compared to this store in Hong Kong.

Pinkys.Brain 07-24-2011 09:14 AM

wwwwwWWWWOOOOOWWWwwww.....

sovesky 07-24-2011 09:27 AM

Me.Kill.Lestatar. Reeeeally slowly... :mad:

dfkt 07-24-2011 09:32 AM

Seems they have a website too: http://www.mingo-hmw.com/

CWF 07-24-2011 09:43 AM

Oh my... This is insane! Cruel world, why's there no such shop round here? :rolleyes:

BlueSkyMine 07-24-2011 11:46 AM

If I have time at the end of the year to go back to HK, I know exactly where my first shopping stop is. :D

IDvsEGO 07-24-2011 12:20 PM

Holy crap. just wow.

esanthosh 07-24-2011 12:23 PM

Uh oh! I could live in that shop for days :D

Awaiting impressions :)

Satellite_6 07-24-2011 01:27 PM

Holy crap man!!! If I walked into a place like that I wouldn't be able to leave for hours. Complete nerdgasm.

It's a shame white people aren't awesome enough to have stores like this. . . :(

This picture alone made me jealous:

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Now you have to try cans. :PPPP

TimYoung 07-24-2011 01:55 PM

I wish there is a shop like this in London where you can try everything out.

There is a shop in Tottenham court road that I were able to try like a dozen headphones but nothing like this. Seem they have everything and amps as well.

TimYoung 07-24-2011 01:57 PM

It really annoyed me that I went to two Official Sony shops yesterday and they both didn't have a Sony NWZ A845 to try. At least the Apple store allows you to try their products.

razorblader 07-24-2011 03:54 PM

Now we are talking...:)

That's exactly what a headphone place should look like.
Someone finally got it right, kudos for that.

WalkGood 07-24-2011 06:18 PM

Thanks for sharing lestatar very impressive!!! All the shows or meets I've attended I've yet to see those sanitary earpad covers, love the idea, totally pro all the way.

Confispect 07-24-2011 08:03 PM

Damm well I begged for the review here it is. :eek:

It's like a Guitar Center for headphones and IEMS align them with each other and I'm HOME.

Good job Les.

The DarkSide 07-24-2011 08:59 PM

OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want an invite too lestatar,.........I'll sleep in the F*****G GARAGE!!!!!!!! Wow,..........you lucky BASTARD!!!!! You da' MAN BRO!!!


WalkGood 07-24-2011 09:13 PM

Just had a funny thought, FF >> 6 months later and guess who's got a part time job working there selling headphones/IEMs ... lestatar, just don't forget to offer us the abi discount :rolleyes:


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