In fact I am wondering if the distributer is pulling out or having issues moving the gear as a lot of vendors seem to be phasing the brand out or dropped it already - AVworld, Audio Reference, Rapello etc
The distributor was saying they were going to set up in NZ a while ago (Addicted to Audio)... even had a press release on StereoNet.
But they simply never did anything about it and the release was removed.
I think their declaration of intent has probably pushed retailers away from doing business with them. So now they may have no choice but to open a shop and put their money where their mouth is OR write off the NZ market? Either way, if you're setting up a headphone store you'd want to sell A LOT of cans from a cheap location as it would be a pretty tough category to make $'s in!
I heard there with issues with the Aussie distributor hence NZ retailers not stocking them anymore.
It’s a shame, I’m keen to at least hear what they sound like. I love my HD-6xx, but think I would love the Audeze sound based on reviews I’ve read.
Going to Melbourne in October, will try them out in the shop then.