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Old 07-24-2011, 08:13 AM
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Thumb Up 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.


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Old 07-24-2011, 08:23 AM
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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.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:38 AM
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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.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:51 AM
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Okay all those photos without sharing your impressions is just cruel. Man, I wish there was a place like that around here, stupid countryside.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:06 AM
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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.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:14 AM
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wwwwwWWWWOOOOOWWWwwww.....
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:27 AM
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Me.Kill.Lestatar. Reeeeally slowly...
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:32 AM
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Seems they have a website too: http://www.mingo-hmw.com/
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Oh my... This is insane! Cruel world, why's there no such shop round here?
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:46 AM
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If I have time at the end of the year to go back to HK, I know exactly where my first shopping stop is.
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Holy crap. just wow.
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Uh oh! I could live in that shop for days

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Old 07-24-2011, 01:27 PM
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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:

http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/x...10722-1957.jpg

Now you have to try cans. :PPPP
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:55 PM
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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.
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:57 PM
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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.
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:54 PM
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Now we are talking...

That's exactly what a headphone place should look like.
Someone finally got it right, kudos for that.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:18 PM
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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.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:03 PM
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Damm well I begged for the review here it is.

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

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

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Old 07-24-2011, 09:13 PM
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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
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