Headphones R Us
There are so many models, so many gadgets, so many headphones, so many headphone amps...so many 'toys' to play with, so little time.
Jaben's Ma Lik Heng had to e-mail me the list of stuff in his shop because there were just too many of them.
|Ma Lik Heng @ Yuheng doing what he does best.|
Jaben is the distributor for: Alessandro, Centrance, Lavry, Graham Slee, Futuresonics, Govibe, Ordnance, Hippo earphones, Hippocase, Crossroads, Rudistor, Yamamoto, Maverick, Final Audio, Travagans, Sherwood, Fiio, Head-Direct, Crystal Cables, Whiplash Audio, JH Audio, Livewires, ESI, Corda, Sieveking Headphone Stand, TianYun Zero DAC, Yuin, Firestone, Ortofon, BigonNoise, ALO, TTVJ, RSA, HeadAmp and SPL.
They are the dealer for: Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Denon, Beyerdynamic, Grado, Koss, Westone, Ultimate Ears, Shure, AKG, Grace Design, Zumreed, Jays, Klipsch, JVC, Etymotics, Sony, CEC and Ibasso Audio.
Frankly I have heard and heard of only some of the brands like Sennheiser, AKG, Audio Technica, Beyerdynamic, Grado, Koss, Etymotics and Graham Slee.
And I never knew that the Chinese and South Koreans made pretty good headphones and the Japanese made the best in-ear headphones.
At Jaben, the young staff are enthusiastic and ever willing to give you a complete headphone experience by taking out an assortment of headphones for you to audition with a wide selection of headphone amps.
Ma, who uses Yuheng as his online monicker, said his customers are divided into three categories - college students who want something better than the earphones that came with their iPods and MP3 players, young grads who are starting out in hi-fi and the serious audiophiles who are willing to pay for quality.
Yuheng said Jaben is a Singapore-based company and they actually started selling headphones in Malaysia on the Internet for three to four years before opening a brick-and-mortar store in April.
After testing a few headphones, I left Jaben with a pair of HiFiMan HE5 headphones and its matching EF5 headphone amp and power supply for review.
|The nice headphone store is|
above the' Nice' shop.