Just a heads up for people sick of buying expensive batteries
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The 20-packs show up as $6.99 for me. Do you have a promotion code?
 
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The 9v battery doesn't seem to have free shipping, and it seems to be on back order too
. I was gonna order 8 too
 
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i buy expensive batteries because cheap batteries generally equal crappy batteries. except those kirkland batteries from costco, those things work awesome.

besides, i can't wait for my plainview 9v batteries to come in the mail..
 
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>> The 20-packs show up as $6.99 for me. Do you have a promotion code?

Yikes, they were that price when I posted the link. Gues some manager is actuially doing his job
 
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IKEA has great prices on batteries if you happen to live near one of their stores. Last year I picked up a few 10 packs of AA for $1.90 a pack with tax. They are bright yellow and manufactured in Germany. Just finished them a few months ago wish I had picked up more at the time. As far as quality goes they mainly powered my MD player and I think they held up pretty well although its not a high drain device.
 
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These don't look like they are alkaline.
Most likly, considering the price and the term 'heavy duty' they are probably carbon-zinc.

With headamps NiMH is probably the best way to go as the voltage is more steady over the life of the battery. Granted it's lower than the alkaline, but it's steady.
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by Nezer
With headamps NiMH is probably the best way to go as the voltage is more steady over the life of the battery. Granted it's lower than the alkaline, but it's steady.


The Plainview NiMH uses eight cells instead of the usual seven (or even six). It's rated at a healthy 9.6 volts (each cell in a NiMH battery is 1.2 volts). IMO this makes a difference sonically.
 
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Those happy yellow IKEA batteries are alkaline though (printed in big letters on each battery so you don't forget it), I remember a handful of years ago I was suckered into buying heavy duty batteries, wouldn't even power up my vintage Kenwood pcdp. well that’s enough chatting in a place of commerce. [buy my akg k300s a few pages back (shameless inappropriate plug)]
 
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