XMI is a Singapore based company known for creating it’s award winning X-mini Capsule Speaker which revolutionise portable audio technology.
It’s latest and largest speaker is called the X-mini CLEAR which is a custom 2.1 audio system.
I am currently using a headphone stand that Li Xiang got for me on Taobao for CN¥190 (S$38). It is pretty expensive considering it is a rip off of Just Mobile’s HeadStand and the quality is shit/horrible.
I have been eying on the Just Mobile HeadStand for a very long time but similar to Just Mobile AluCable Mini, the shipping cost puts me off. In Singapore, I saw it being sold at Stereo for a ridiculously marked up price of S$89.90.
Prices will still remain the same which means the Klipsch Reference R6 will be retailing for S$129 and the Klipsch Reference R6i will be retailing for S$169.
Shipping is additional S$6 but if your orders are above S$60, it ships for free within Singapore.
I always wanted to get the Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones also known as Bose QC15 in short because it is one of the best noise cancelling headphones in the market. It is good specially when you travel a lot! Be it via plane or by bus, the QC15 will be able to cancel out some noises produce from the vehicle’s engines. I also heard from my colleagues that it is a life saver in the plane when you have a crying child on board.
I did not get the Bose QC15 in Singapore because it is way overpriced. The official retail price is S$479.
Bought the Bose MIE2i Mobile Headset from Apple’s West 14th Street Store in Manhattan for US$116.96 and after 8.875% tax, it comes out to US$127.34 (S$161.50). The usual price is US$129.95 but Bose in USA is giving a 10% discount during the holiday period. With the 10% discount, it is about S$37 cheaper when you compared it to the official retail price of S$199 in Singapore.
I am pretty impressed with the Bose MIE2i, it sounded better than Klipsch Image S4i II with regards to clarity and bass and from a non-audiophile point of view, the sound quality is on-par with the Klipsch Image X10.
I bought the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (with Coiled Cable) from one of Amazon‘s Black Friday’s lightning deals as well. Got it for US$99.99 (S$126) including shipping because it also qualifies for AmazonGlobal Saver.
In Singapore, the ATH-M50 is retailing for S$238, so you just saved S$112!
Got it for US$39.99 (S$50) (looks like Amazon is still selling it for the same price). In Singapore, it is retailing for more than three times the price at S$169!
Bought the McKAL Airplane Audio Adapter from the newly opened Challenger at Bugis Junction for S$6.90 (Member’s Price: S$5.90). Now I can finally use my own earphones/headphones for the airplane’s in-flight entertainment!
I can also watch my movies for about 10-15 minutes longer while the air stewardess goes around collecting the loaned headphones from the passengers!