Good stuff, just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing out on a bargain.
Amazon.de looks to be the cheapest to the UK then.
Hi! I'm thinking of buying the IE80's but I'm not sure if I my SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4GB Black or my Samsung Galaxy S5 are capable of supporting the sound of the IE80's. Do I need something extra or what do I need to play these headphones to their full potential without it costing me hundreds of dollars?
I agree, but have only compared the Galaxy S2 and the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 was hands down a better source.
Not when you use the iPhone 5s, I use the A200p on my Samsung tablet, there it makes sense, as it is an upgrade you really can hear.
No phone can get close to a proper High-Res DAC player, like Fiio X3. Worth every penny. If you do not want to spend 160 pounds/200 dollars for it, X1 is coming out soon, and will be a bit cheaper. X3 is the best player I have ever had. Way better SQ than 'flagship' phones.
what you feed your IE80 with will always have an impact, but for having bought mostly really picky IEMs(I hate myself for that), I also find the IE80 to be enjoyable from almost any source(as long as you don't hear too much hissing).
I am not into streaming, I listen mostly Flac files...
IE80 do sound good with Iphone and easy to drive them with any average source on ejoyable level. (But sq noticeably improves with better source.)