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List of Amir's Recommended Headphones, for Canadians

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This thread is intended for Canadian shoppers, looking to purchase headphones.
Inspiration for this thread:
- Since I tend to visit the same websites everyday to check for a deal, I figure I'd share this info to save others time

Limitations of this thread:
- I'm only posting links for headphones that you can buy directly. If a reseller lists they carry "Hifiman" headphones, but with no link to purchase, then I won't include the link.
- Headphone that Amir measured with GRAS 45CA-10 since Dec 3, 2020.

Items I'm not including:
- None so far

Notes on purchasing from international sellers:
- Check international links. Find the total cost after shipping/taxes, then do the currency conversion. Keep in mind not all sellers charge for import duties. So if you purchase an item and it had no duties included, then you *might* need to pay for it once you receive the package.
- Sweetwater says they don't ship to Canada, but you can ship to a US postal box (PO box) close to border, and drive to pick it up. Duties will be charged.
- See this link to calculate how much duties you'll pay, if driving across the border.
- Other sellers (like drop, bhphotovideo, adorama) do ship directly to a Canadian address, but if you live near the border, calculate the difference if you were to ship to a US postal box (PO box) yourself, to see if there's any additional savings in shipping cost.

List of US/International sellers who ship to Canada directly (sorted A-Z):
- adorama
- aliexpress
- amazon.com
- bhphotovideo
- crutchfield
- drop

Legend:
- WP => 'Wrong Picture' shown on the website, which doesn't match the indented headphones.
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Recommended Headphones (sorted CDN $-$$):
- Headphones that received "Relaxed/Lounging Panther Award"
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Superlux HD668B. CDN$65
-Canada: amazon.ca, avshop
-USA (but can ship to Canada): amazon.com, drop, bhphotovideo
-International (but can ship to Canada): aliexpress
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NAD Viso HP50. CDN$330
-Canada (black): amazon.ca, rosemac.rawintegrated, laytonaudio,
-Canada (white): visions
-USA (but can ship to Canada) (black): amazon.com, crutchfield.com
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Highly Recommended Headphones (sorted CDN $-$$):
- Headphones that received "Golfing/Soccer Panther Award"
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Dan Clark Audio AEON RT (closed-back). US$500 + US$30 shipping to Canada + duties? =>CDN$670
-Read this post to understand whether open or closed is better for you. (Update 2).
-USA (but can ship to Canada): danclarkaudio.com (open-back and closed-back available)
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Changelog:
2021-01-12. First 5 headphones added (Superlux HD668B, Hifiman HE400i 2016, NAD Viso HP50, Sennheiser HD650, Sennheiser HD800S)
2021-01-14: Dan Clark Audio AEON RT.
2021-01-14: Separated US sellers from International sellers
2021-01-16: Added small photos of each
2021-01-18: Sony MDR-ZX110
 
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Improvements:

Separated:
- International sellers, that are outside of USA, that ship to Canada
- USA sellers, but can ship to Canada directly
- USA sellers, but require to ship to US PO box first, then drive to pickup
 

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This thread is intended for Canadian shoppers, looking to purchase headphones.

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Recommended Headphones (sorted CDN $-$$):
- Headphones that received "Relaxed/Lounging Panther Award"
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Highly Recommended Headphones (sorted CDN $-$$):
- Headphones that received "Golfing/Soccer Panther Award"
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Not from Canada, but deeply appreciate all your posts and updates. Stumbled upon this link and wanted to thank you ('gain) for your contribution :).
 
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