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post #1 of 11
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Anyone know know a place in Dublin where i can buy a good quality set of cans such as Beyerdynamic DT770 or Denon AHD1000 or similar?
post #2 of 11

Try Peats Electronics on Parnell Street. I bought a vinyl system there on Saturday. They're really helpful in there. I'm not sure if it's just Sennheiser they stock, but it's worth a look. Also try Music Maker. It's a guitar/drums etc. shop. Upstairs they have alot of headphones and again the guys in there are really helpful. Its just off Graftons Street, down a bit from Tower records. If you're buying online Thomann.de is very good on price and has a really good selection aswel.

 

Hope this helps.

post #3 of 11

PaulieB - I would not buy in Ireland full stop - most of the retail outlets are far too expensive.

 

But Tower Records have most of the Sennheiser lineup and a listening station and Bogmonster's recommendations of Peat's and Music Maker are good, however I would just go to these places to have a listen if I were you.

 

If you can bring along your dap/amp setup and try these out with a high res rip to see what suits you best, then buy them online.

 

Thomann.de are very good and have some great headphones in stock atm, I just bought a pair of DT770 Pro LE's (http://www.headfonia.com/the-beyerdynamic-we-love-dt770-anniversary-edition/), they shipped them very quickly and so far I'm delighted with them.

 

They also stock the HD-25 II (http://www.thomann.de/ie/sennheiser_hd25_ii.htm) and it's €200 - as opposed to the €290-300 you will see them on the shelf in Dublin for.

 

Best of luck and happy hunting!

 

Sengoku79

post #4 of 11

I was in Ireland a few weeks ago and I got the impression that the only thing they sold was Guinness and fast food.

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PaulieB - I would not buy in Ireland full stop - most of the retail outlets are far too expensive.

 

But Tower Records have most of the Sennheiser lineup and a listening station and Bogmonster's recommendations of Peat's and Music Maker are good, however I would just go to these places to have a listen if I were you.

 

If you can bring along your dap/amp setup and try these out with a high res rip to see what suits you best, then buy them online.

 

Thomann.de are very good and have some great headphones in stock atm, I just bought a pair of DT770 Pro LE's (http://www.headfonia.com/the-beyerdynamic-we-love-dt770-anniversary-edition/), they shipped them very quickly and so far I'm delighted with them.

 

They also stock the HD-25 II (http://www.thomann.de/ie/sennheiser_hd25_ii.htm) and it's €200 - as opposed to the €290-300 you will see them on the shelf in Dublin for.

 

Best of luck and happy hunting!

 

Sengoku79

Not sure about auditioning cans from a local and then buying on-line.  Doesn't feel right.

post #6 of 11

Whilst it may not feel right most shops here do a $ to € equivalency so we end up paying a lot more for cans.

 

A pair of $200 HD-25 II will cost us in the range of $250-$261 online, and in shops up to $377 - so as far as I'm concerned until they get real they won't be getting my custom.

post #7 of 11

Oddly enough the Dixons in Dublin Airport Terminal 2 has a fantastic selection of headphones to audition , sennheiser momentums and other high end senns, your typical selection of beats & bose, and the Denon AH-D600 out on display, with AH-D7100's boxed behind glass , there were a few more cans that had merit but i have forgotten now . 

 

Essentially if you want to buy from Ireland your choices are http://www.thomann.de/ie/ or buying direct from one of the bigger global sellers like Moon Audio etc

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

Cheers for the feedback guys,

 

I ended up buying a set of AKG K550s from Thomaan. They were delivered in 7 days including weekend. Very good service!! Would shop there again no problem

post #9 of 11

Hey PaulieB -

 

How are you finding the AKG 550s, I bought the DT770 Pro LE but was almost going to buy the 550s.

 

The only reason I didn't was due to Mike & Lieven's review of the 770LE on headfonia

 

If you are ever around town some lunchtime I would love to give them a try.

post #10 of 11

Hey guys

 

Anywhere to buys Amps in this great country of ours?

 

I have bought my headphones in the US or on the Net. The Amp selection on Thomann is pretty poor.

 

Do we have enough people for a meet, ive just been to the New York meet and it was great?

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Anybody up for a headphone meet in Ireland? 

 

I just saw this http://www.head-fi.org/t/666150/calling-all-irish-members#post_9486661

 

I was at a meet in New York earlier this year and it was great!!

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