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Is this a dumb question or my ears fault or am i going slightly mad?
Hey all. The headphones i use most often are Etymotic EPT4s. They are convenient and i enjoy the sound from my Fiio X3. However when i use my Denon AHD2000s i can pick out instruments that i cant with the ETYs. I also get better sound stage. I have a pair of Grado SR225i which also give more clarity (all using the X3). As they ETYs are renowned for their clarity i wonder if its possible to get IEMs which match Full size headphones (in a similar price category).
Yeah, its a bit of a mystery, and its not just A&K either. When i think of the size of the European market there must be a huge opportunity to get a good RRP to match waiting until somebody visits the US to get good quality products.   Maybe we need to start a distributorship!
Hey Warrior, thanks for the reply   I don’t think its just VAT, all A&K products retails at way above the US prices in Europe. For example the Astell and Kern AK120 II  model above retails at £1,499.00 (Incl. VAT).   £1499 = £1,249.17 ex VAT. = $1,956.29   Cheapest price on Amazon is $1,379.00, most expensive is $1,699.00. That’s a fair difference (between $257 and $577 depending on where you buy).   I think A&K need to revisit their RRP pricing strategy in Europe...
Can i ask why A&K products are so expensive in Europe compared to the US?    It would be better to wait until im in the US to pick one up.
Hey zowki Its a good question, i have the ER4 Micro Pro (http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/er4.html) so im not sure if its a PT or an S, how can i tell? I've replaced the cable with a Westone cable so its pretty different. Does it make a difference, do i just need to up the volume? Is it a better sound ( ive only had 290 mins with the new cable so far).
Hey guys   I replaced the cable last night ans tested the polarity, all working smoothly.   However the volume has decreased significantly. I've gone from 72 on high gain on my Fiio X3 to 100 and it doesnt quite seem loud enough (i can still get to 120). I tried it on my iphone and at top volume its pretty low.   Have i done something wrong or is this expected?
If i win the lottery ill fly from Ireland
Adapters arrived today, the cable last week, im looking forward to giving them a run tonight, thanks again for the help.
Any love for Jeff Porcaro ?   He was the drummer with Toto and played on loads of records including those by Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, Stan Getz, Sérgio Mendes, Lee Ritenour, Christopher Cross, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Larry Carlton   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Porcaro   Check out the Rosanna shuffle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosanna_shuffle#Rosanna_shuffle
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