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best IEMs available in UK for under £200?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi, the reviews I have seen on this forum are very useful but I'm finding it hard tracking down the vast majority from reputable retailers in the UK at decent prices, I.E. Amazon or John Lewis, for prices under £200. I see the Ortofon EQ5s can be got for 199.99 from Amazon, but could I not get a better price for similar / better headphones somewhere else?

I'm looking for decent highs and well expressed, but not overpowering, bass...

 

many thanks

post #2 of 13

Dimitri from MusicaAcoustics.com is currently offering SALE in e-Q5 as well as Radius DDM2.

Make sure you request the seller to post as GIFT in order to save you on customs fees..

If you dont want to import you can take a look at iheadphone.co.uk 

they offer some good sales too

post #3 of 13
I know this isn't strictly what you asked for, but check out hifiheadphones dot co do UK.

I've ordered 500 odd quids worth of stuff from them over the past 2 years. Speak to Robin on the phone if you have any questions or queries.

They are top notch and reliable/trustworthy.
post #4 of 13
Just noticed they are doing the triple.FI 10's for a shade over 200 quid.
post #5 of 13

Draw up a short list of iems that you like then go on a shopping spree.  I would take buying from a reputable site (and the aforementioned hifiheadphones.co.uk and iheadphones.co.uk are both fine)over saving a few quid every time.

post #6 of 13

you can get westone UM3X for £230, If i could sell my IE8's i would and buy them, I'm not really into bass to much myself anymore hurts my ears lol

 

Natty.

 

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Originally Posted by Carlosfandango View Post

Just noticed they are doing the triple.FI 10's for a shade over 200 quid.


 

post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by natashaful View Post

you can get westone UM3X for £230, If i could sell my IE8's i would and buy them, I'm not really into bass to much myself anymore hurts my ears lol

 

Natty.

 



 


Natty, so try the FS section here or the FT section.

I'm sure you'd get interest in the IE8's
post #8 of 13

I might do that, I quite fancy the UM3X for composing because at the moment i'm using my HD650's when at home but i would like to be able to do it at work also while on a laptop, Plus i need some for signing the IE8 is not good in this respect.

 

Nat.

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

thanks guys, now i'm looking at Sennheiser IE8 vs Klipsch Image X10i... I see that the Sennheiser retail at $400 but are for sale at £130 on amazon right now, where as the Klipsch are at £160. Is it worth the £30 more for the Klipsch or are the Sennheiser better? I want something better than the Ultimate Ears Super.fi Pro 5, my last IEMs, which I found a little flat.

post #10 of 13

From my personal experience I would go with the X10's. The IE8's in comparrison were veiled, the X10's I found to be a better fit and to my ears better SQ. The IE8's have very short nozzles and I had to shell out another £90 on top for ACS sleeves just so I could get a proper seal. X10's is the way I'd go and don't worry about them being bass shy, I found the bass very real and never used the adjuster on the IE8's (except when I first got them).

 

Good luck with your choice either way...

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Dimitri from MusicaAcoustics.com

 

I see the name Dimitri come up a lot, is he a member on Head-Fi? or are MusicaAcoustics queries only handled through their email at the website?
 

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Originally Posted by yello131 View Post take a look at iheadphone.co.uk 

 

A few people post some very negative customer feedback remarks on the shopping comparison websites and other forums, it's not all bad but if they offer the best deal for a particular item I would be inclined to use their Amazon Marketplace store front for the extra layer of customer protection and dispute resolution.

 

 

post #12 of 13

Dimitri runs Musicaacoustics, the land of quality japanese gear. You will have to use their mail I believe, mention you are from head-fi and you might receive a special price wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Omnirai View Post

Dimitri runs Musicaacoustics, the land of quality japanese gear. You will have to use their mail I believe, mention you are from head-fi and you might receive a special price wink.gif



I recently bought DBA-02s from Dmitri. Didn't think to ask for a headfi price (Doh!).  Anyway, I want to vouch for him as a good seller. I received an order confirmation from him the next day and received my DBA-02s within a week. No fuss and a good price. The way it should always be.

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