IF you’re a headphone aficionado and feel neglected, here’s reason to cheer up ... you can now sample exotic cans and other related paraphernalia at a newly-opened outlet in Subang Jaya.
Jaben Audio (M) Sdn Bhd (03-5631 5055 / 016-797 9276) is helmed by Ma Lik Heng and Lau Choon Guan.
If the names don’t ring any bells, lowyat.net forum followers may find their respective nicks, YuHeng and Walabies, more familiar. They have led an online store there for some four years now.
Cover your ears: Ma Lik Heng (left) and Lau Choon Guan show us how to look cool while sporting cans ... or not.
The new shop is a comfortable mixture of retail therapy and consultative advisory. Visitors get a chance to audition the objects of their desire and get pointers on synergistic hardware combinations, all under one roof.
Jaben also offers other ancillary services. When the mod bug bites, Jaben can take your fave cans and mod them to your specifications – this includes re-cabling and servicing, customised cables and earmoulds and enclosure enhancements.
Jaben Malaysia carries a wide range of headphones including offerings from AKG, Audio Technica, Beyerdynamic, CrossRoads, Grado, Denon, Hippo, Koss, Klipsch, Livewires, Ortofon, Sennheiser, Shure, Ultimate Ears, Utrasone and Westone.
Also check out their headphone amplifiers and digital-analogue converters from Govibe, Ordinance, Rudistor, CrossRoads, Beyerdynamic, Firestone, Heed and Ibasso.