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post #16 of 174

Thanks for the review... i am looking to buy this.. getting it in my place is bit difficult :) anyways ..

 

What other ear tips/foams fit / are good for this ear phone ? i guess the double flange will hurt me :D

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Thanks for the review... i am looking to buy this.. getting it in my place is bit difficult :) anyways ..

 

What other ear tips/foams fit / are good for this ear phone ? i guess the double flange will hurt me :D


I think it's tough for anyone outside of Asia to buy it; TDK's distribution network seems to be pretty flawed. If you can find it for <$250, though, more power to you!

 

I tried Shure Flex tips and they didn't sound good to me; the sound was a bit congested and weak.

Klipsch tips are okay, but they don't stay on too well.

The generic tips from my DBA-02 work best in terms of a compromise between comfort and quality.

Shure Olive tips will sound similar to the Comply tips, but won't be superior to them. The included Comply tips will give you the best presentation.

 

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I think it's tough for anyone outside of Asia to buy it; TDK's distribution network seems to be pretty flawed. If you can find it for <$250, though, more power to you!

 

I tried Shure Flex tips and they didn't sound good to me; the sound was a bit congested and weak.

Klipsch tips are okay, but they don't stay on too well.

The generic tips from my DBA-02 work best in terms of a compromise between comfort and quality.

Shure Olive tips will sound similar to the Comply tips, but won't be superior to them. The included Comply tips will give you the best presentation.

 


Thank you so much , i was not able to reply from office :D

 

Just planning to get it from Singapore stereo , they seems to offer overseas shipping using fedex.  Meanwhile i just found it in hongkong at a very cheap price http://sunnyshophk.com/products/TDK-BA200.html however dont know if i can get overseas shipping from these guys :(  and it's cheap by about 25% i wonder if they sell original products LOL

 

Gonna order the Shure olive - http://www.stereo.com.sg/store/product.php?cPath=102_460&products_id=464

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you so much , i was not able to reply from office :D

 

Just planning to get it from Singapore stereo , they seems to offer overseas shipping using fedex.  Meanwhile i just found it in hongkong at a very cheap price http://sunnyshophk.com/products/TDK-BA200.html however dont know if i can get overseas shipping from these guys :(  and it's cheap by about 25% i wonder if they sell original products LOL

 

Gonna order the Shure olive - http://www.stereo.com.sg/store/product.php?cPath=102_460&products_id=464


I doubt there are fakes of the BA200; there are not enough real ones as it stands! I actually got mine for close to that price here in Taiwan. That'll be good if they are willing.

post #20 of 174

Great review! I have no doubt they would be a hit here if only not for the lack of availability.

post #21 of 174

Today I've got a review unit of these. The sound is great, no doubt, but I have some fit and comfort problems.

Maybe in a few days it'll be better after I'll find the right fit. BTW, I'm using the small Bi-Flanges.

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Today I've got a review unit of these. The sound is great, no doubt, but I have some fit and comfort problems.

Maybe in a few days it'll be better after I'll find the right fit. BTW, I'm using the small Bi-Flanges.


Hard to imagine any fit problems; the housings are very small and more ergonomic than even Westone housings; however, yes, as I've mentioned before, the small bi-flange tips are pretty uncomfortable. There's a tradeoff between the most neutral, high resolution sound, and comfort. Comply foams with feel much better.

 

post #23 of 174
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Today I've got a review unit of these. The sound is great, no doubt, but I have some fit and comfort problems.
Maybe in a few days it'll be better after I'll find the right fit. BTW, I'm using the small Bi-Flanges.

Where did you get the review unit from?
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Where did you get the review unit from?


From Imation, TDK's brand owner.
 

 

post #25 of 174
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I doubt there are fakes of the BA200; there are not enough real ones as it stands! I actually got mine for close to that price here in Taiwan. That'll be good if they are willing.

 


that looks interesting, let me try to google for taiwan stores :D

 

 

post #26 of 174
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Thank you so much , i was not able to reply from office :D

 

Just planning to get it from Singapore stereo , they seems to offer overseas shipping using fedex.  Meanwhile i just found it in hongkong at a very cheap price http://sunnyshophk.com/products/TDK-BA200.html however dont know if i can get overseas shipping from these guys :(  and it's cheap by about 25% i wonder if they sell original products LOL

 

Gonna order the Shure olive - http://www.stereo.com.sg/store/product.php?cPath=102_460&products_id=464

 

 

 

 

 

 



They ship overseas, but only offer Bank Deposit or COD.... hmmm...... $152 shipped is quite tempting, though unsure of COD.

 

EDIT: oops, clicked Submit... lol, ah well I'll see how it goes...

 

 

Expansys HK has em for a good price too, but not in stock ATM:

http://www.expansys.com.hk/tdk-ba200-dual-balanced-armature-in-ear-headphones-222804/

 

They only accept CC or Bank Transfer... dunno why these HK vendors don't accept Paypal.


Edited by kloan - 2/14/12 at 1:13am
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They ship overseas, but only offer Bank Deposit or COD.... hmmm...... $152 shipped is quite tempting, though unsure of COD.

 

EDIT: oops, clicked Submit... lol, ah well I'll see how it goes...

 

Expansys HK has em for a good price too, but not in stock ATM:

http://www.expansys.com.hk/tdk-ba200-dual-balanced-armature-in-ear-headphones-222804/

 

They only accept CC or Bank Transfer... dunno why these HK vendors don't accept Paypal.


these payment methods are a little risky, but I dunno, if you guys think it's worth it, it doesn't hurt to try. Perhaps you can see if these vendors are trusted in HK first, before pulling the trigger?

 

Also, if you're really intent on getting your hands on some, I can ask the owner of the store I bought it from to see if he's willing to take PayPal as a payment and ship internationally. The owner is pretty well versed in English, as he went to college (or grad school, not sure) in the states, so he should be comfortable with communicating with you guys. PM me if you're truly interested, and I'll try to make an introduction.

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Expansys is legit.
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Expansys is legit.


That's good to hear! You guys have a reliable source now!

 

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They ship overseas, but only offer Bank Deposit or COD.... hmmm...... $152 shipped is quite tempting, though unsure of COD.

 

EDIT: oops, clicked Submit... lol, ah well I'll see how it goes...

 

 

Expansys HK has em for a good price too, but not in stock ATM:

http://www.expansys.com.hk/tdk-ba200-dual-balanced-armature-in-ear-headphones-222804/

 

They only accept CC or Bank Transfer... dunno why these HK vendors don't accept Paypal.


Shipping is 450 HKD :D using fedex :)

 

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