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post #3106 of 4010

This is what they said:

 

Good afternoon

This product is discontinued however you might find that Audio Affair in Birmingham may still have stock. Please call first to check. Their contact number is 0121 2247300.

We trust that this information is helpful to you.

Thank you for contacting Yamaha.
post #3107 of 4010
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Originally Posted by NineToTheSky View Post

Yes, I have seen them there. It's just the fact that some sites say they are discontinued, and I don't want to buy them and find that the next the new model is announced.

 

I have been hunting for an 'everyday' set of IEMs to go with my Unique Melody Miracles at around the £100-£150 mark. I have been looking at

 

Musical Fidelity EB50
Westone 2
Jays Q-Jays
Ultimate Ears 700
ACS T15
Phonak PFE 112
Thinksound MS01
Klipsch Image X10

 

but the Yamahas seem to get  the best overall reviews.

 

You may want to consider TDK's offerings as well: IE800 (dual micro-driver) or the BA200. According to the impressions I've read, they both seem to be very musical... no idea how similar the signature is to the EPH-100s though.

post #3108 of 4010

hopefully a newer version of eph-100 is coming

post #3109 of 4010

I  find  weird that once the eph-100 began to be known and popular (I  saw more and more positive reviews) , that Yamaha decided to discontinue it.

post #3110 of 4010
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

I  find  weird that once the eph-100 began to be known and popular (I  saw more and more positive reviews) , that Yamaha decided to discontinue it.

Here's to hoping that it's because they've got a new model in the works. Yamaha has been putting out some great products lately so hopefully they notice that an updated eph-100 could sell really well.

post #3111 of 4010

Add detachable cables, of either the Shure or Westone variety, and I would repurchase them in a heartbeat, assuming the current MSRP.

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Originally Posted by Impulsum View Post

Here's to hoping that it's because they've got a new model in the works. Yamaha has been putting out some great products lately so hopefully they notice that an updated eph-100 could sell really well.

post #3112 of 4010
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Add detachable cables, of either the Shure or Westone variety, and I would repurchase them in a heartbeat, assuming the current MSRP.

 

I hope you realize that doing that will ramp up the price quite a bit...

 

I'd rather they stuck with what they are doing at the moment, just updated and improved the driver. As well as adding a cable cinch.

post #3113 of 4010
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Add detachable cables, of either the Shure or Westone variety, and I would repurchase them in a heartbeat, assuming the current MSRP.

You know, there's already detachable cable for the se535

post #3114 of 4010
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Originally Posted by davidgotsa View Post

Do you mind explaining what you didn't like about them? 
 



 

 

I returned mine to the store. They just didn't sound better- or even as good - as much cheaper JVCs (although they didn't need the same careful EQing.) The bass was lacking in punch in particular - not magnitude, but punch. (This is my one complaint about HF5s and the area where I was looking for an upgrade.) I also really disliked the heavy bodies on spindly cables - the opposite of Etys, which have light bodies on thicker cables, so I don't have much faith in their durability.

post #3115 of 4010
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post

 

I hope you realize that doing that will ramp up the price quite a bit...

The new IE800 doesn't come with detachable cable, and it doesn't help to decrease the price wink.gif.

The manufacturer just charge what consumers are willing to pay for.

post #3116 of 4010
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post

 

I hope you realize that doing that [adding detachable cables] will ramp up the price quite a bit...

 

 

No, I don't think anyone does "realize" that. We're talking about a $1 or so extra manufacturing cost. For goodness sake, look at the physical construction of the HD25-1-ii - everything is replaceable and there's vastly more physical material, but they're a a similar price in the UK. Manufacturer's simply don't bother to add detachable cables because they like the built-in obsolesence is my suspicion - but it really should be standard in this price range.

post #3117 of 4010
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Originally Posted by scuttle View Post

because they like the built-in obsolesence is my suspicion

unfortunately. But the more you pay, the less there's obsolescence it seems, it's just like paying a subscription for the right of using a headphone.

 

I don't understand the doubts that people have regarding eph-100 built quality (except moisture problems).

Yamaha might have discontinued the eph-100, because  it's too good for the price.

I'm thinking of all the poor people that paid 400$ their senn IE8, or se530, and then broke them after less than two years of use.

post #3118 of 4010
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Originally Posted by NineToTheSky View Post

Yes, I have seen them there. It's just the fact that some sites say they are discontinued, and I don't want to buy them and find that the next the new model is announced.

 

I have been hunting for an 'everyday' set of IEMs to go with my Unique Melody Miracles at around the £100-£150 mark. I have been looking at

 

Musical Fidelity EB50
Westone 2
Jays Q-Jays
Ultimate Ears 700
ACS T15
Phonak PFE 112
Thinksound MS01
Klipsch Image X10

 

but the Yamahas seem to get  the best overall reviews.

 

The X10 is a very nice sounding IEM for what they cost (meaning under $150 or so).  I can get as much enjoyment listening to the X10 as I do my SM3 which is my all time favorite IEM but that's not to say the X10 sounds as good.  I like the sound signature of the X10 more than the PFE 112 and W2 and I had both.

post #3119 of 4010
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

 

The X10 is a very nice sounding IEM for what they cost (meaning under $150 or so).  I can get as much enjoyment listening to the X10 as I do my SM3 which is my all time favorite IEM but that's not to say the X10 sounds as good.  I like the sound signature of the X10 more than the PFE 112 and W2 and I had both.

 

+1

 

I've got a loaner pair with me at the moment, can't stop using it, infact, I am planning to buy one when the price gets as low as $85 on Amazon again

post #3120 of 4010
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Originally Posted by djvkool View Post

+1

I've got a loaner pair with me at the moment, can't stop using it, infact, I am planning to buy one when the price gets as low as $85 on Amazon again

I might have a pair of x10 for sale. PM me if you're interested. wink_face.gif
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