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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #200 on: January 15, 2008, 12:27:14 PM »
Some good right ups there apart from the cheap dig Armin  ;)

Nothing wrong with being a techno freak, its fun :wave

Mooro got it right though, 8/10, but for price and its main purpose to be an ipod dock its a 10.  Watched a film through it from my dvd the other night and that worked well and really picked out the sound rather than the stand telly speakers.  I have not got round to a full surround sound system yet I'm afraid.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #201 on: January 16, 2008, 06:03:38 PM »
Cheers mate they told me the same when i phoned um. I think we could be fucked Mark.

Ok Guys, I work within this group, I have one new boxed unit reserved in a mersey side store for the first person on here who lets me know they want it. I know where there are a few not to far from Merseyside as well. Hope this helps some of you get one. let me know asap

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edit Forgot to mention Bez gave the heads up here so if you need one mate you get priority.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #202 on: January 16, 2008, 06:23:31 PM »
have replied to ya pm mate
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #203 on: January 16, 2008, 07:35:39 PM »
have replied to ya pm mate

Cool, thats Emlyn sorted. i have a couple which I am holding if your quick.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #204 on: January 16, 2008, 11:15:27 PM »
Ok Guys, I work within this group, I have one new boxed unit reserved in a mersey side store for the first person on here who lets me know they want it. I know where there are a few not to far from Merseyside as well. Hope this helps some of you get one. let me know asap

Phill

edit Forgot to mention Bez gave the heads up here so if you need one mate you get priority.

Cheers for the offer mate, but I'm sorted!
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #205 on: January 17, 2008, 08:22:12 PM »
Ok thats 2 more for Rawkites with one going out of the country!! You guys who have these would freak if you saw the cost price on these!!
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #206 on: January 17, 2008, 10:39:20 PM »
Ok thats 2 more for Rawkites with one going out of the country!! You guys who have these would freak if you saw the cost price on these!!

PM it to us then, I am intrigued
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #207 on: January 17, 2008, 11:18:16 PM »
Ok thats 2 more for Rawkites with one going out of the country!! You guys who have these would freak if you saw the cost price on these!!

I'd love one! Been searching all over!

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #208 on: January 17, 2008, 11:32:43 PM »
PM it to us then, I am intrigued

Lets just say if you could buy them direct from manufacturer, you would be paying a whole lot more, happens like that sometimes we get stuck with pockets of pristine aged stock and its cheaper/ easier to take a hit than redistribute it. Lucky if you spot them!!

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I'll check tomorrow and let you know :wave
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #209 on: January 18, 2008, 08:54:30 PM »
Ok thats 2 more for Rawkites with one going out of the country!! You guys who have these would freak if you saw the cost price on these!!
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #210 on: January 18, 2008, 09:32:35 PM »
Well in Pheel.

I'm not surprised that the cost was high, the weight in the unit alone marks it out as a quality product. Perhaps the looks put people off, its also likely the majority of shoppers in Curry's haven't heard of Klipsch wheres Bose or Jamo have a bit more of a profile and their offerings are more modern. At the St Helens branch the display model was scratched and worn looking, at the end of a row and the price tag said reduced from 99 to 79, so they must've been clearing for awhile. The lad at the till knew though, as soon as he saw it he said what a great unit it was
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #211 on: January 18, 2008, 09:54:11 PM »
When people are saying the box is big... that's in relation to the fact it's an "iPod" speaker and you'd expect it to be smaller?

My mum and her friend have got the honour of bringing it over on Ryanair next week if possible. In the past I brought a Tannoy 6.1 set fully boxed over as luggage, can't imagine it's going to be any bigger/heavier than that?

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #212 on: January 18, 2008, 10:47:18 PM »
It's big and heavy, Amazon say 20kg which sounds about right. The sub is a really large unit, far bigger than most 5.1 subs. It would have to go in the hold. Its well packaged though with plenty of polystyrene insulation. This picture may help you visualise:



 
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #213 on: January 18, 2008, 10:57:37 PM »
does this thing deserve it's own thread?
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #214 on: January 18, 2008, 11:00:35 PM »
Cheers Armin, don't know why I couldn't find the weight on Amazon. The Tannoy kit is 15kg unboxed...

My maths isn't as good as it used to be, but I reckon any extra they have to pay is more or less the same as free room and board for a week :)

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« Reply #215 on: January 20, 2008, 02:57:00 PM »
I'd love one! Been searching all over!

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« Reply #216 on: January 20, 2008, 03:05:29 PM »
Reading what people are saying about this bit of kit I'm tempted to get one. Anyone know if there's a few knocking about?
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« Reply #217 on: January 20, 2008, 03:22:23 PM »
Picked up today. Pizza on me Phill next time you're in Rome :thumbup

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #218 on: January 20, 2008, 04:46:49 PM »
Picked up today. Pizza on me Phill next time you're in Rome :thumbup

Might take you up an that ;D

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #219 on: January 21, 2008, 09:45:34 AM »
Not quite in the same league as bez's über-bargain, but a good deal nonetheless: I picked up a Logitech Audistation Express in Tesco for £29.97.



It's very neat and well made, comes with a separate wraparound protective case (presumably if you want to chuck it in your bag on your travels) and sounds pretty good. Not hi-fi of course, but ideal for, say, a kitchen (which is what I wanted it for). The remote control is fairly rudimentary and there are no on-board sound options other than volume. But you can tweak the sound to suit your surroundings/taste using the iPod's equalisation settings.

All in all a nice piece of kit. If you can dig one out at this price, I would highly recommend it - I found it buried amongst a stack of Logitech mm50s. Tesco are knocking these out at £49.95 - another well-reviewed item, but not quite such a bargain.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #220 on: January 24, 2008, 05:23:27 PM »
Am I the only shopaholic around at the mo?

Anyway, I've been hankering after a pair of in-ear/noise isolating bud headphones for the iPod for a while. The Shure models look class, but are way too expensive. And there are various assorted models knocking about that just don't have enough of a reputation or decent write-ups about.

Which brings me to the Sennheiser CX 300.

Good reviews, especially in Which? magazine which rated them above more expensive models, at a guide price of £30. I tracked them down at play.com for £16.99, although you'll have to pay more if you want them in pink!

http://www.play.com/Search.aspx?searchtype=ELEC&searchstring=cx+300&page=search&pa=search&go.x=0&go.y=0

Ordered a pair of white ones today; will let you know how I'm getting on with them as soon as I can.

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« Reply #221 on: January 24, 2008, 06:10:27 PM »
Am I the only shopaholic around at the mo?

Anyway, I've been hankering after a pair of in-ear/noise isolating bud headphones for the iPod for a while. The Shure models look class, but are way too expensive. And there are various assorted models knocking about that just don't have enough of a reputation or decent write-ups about.

Which brings me to the Sennheiser CX 300.

Good reviews, especially in Which? magazine which rated them above more expensive models, at a guide price of £30. I tracked them down at play.com for £16.99, although you'll have to pay more if you want them in pink!

http://www.play.com/Search.aspx?searchtype=ELEC&searchstring=cx+300&page=search&pa=search&go.x=0&go.y=0

Ordered a pair of white ones today; will let you know how I'm getting on with them as soon as I can.



tell us how they do mate, i might get a pair of them.

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #222 on: January 27, 2008, 11:11:32 AM »
It's big and heavy, Amazon say 20kg which sounds about right. The sub is a really large unit, far bigger than most 5.1 subs. It would have to go in the hold. Its well packaged though with plenty of polystyrene insulation. This picture may help you visualise:



 

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« Reply #223 on: January 27, 2008, 11:45:51 AM »
These things are fuckin mental! ha ha ha

Agreed, Glad you like em. Just sorted a 2nd set for the lad!! house will  sound like a street in Ibiza, booming sounds from every corner!
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #224 on: January 27, 2008, 11:55:27 AM »
Collected mine on Monday and will be setting them up today. Cheers Pheel.

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« Reply #225 on: January 27, 2008, 12:02:35 PM »
How much? And where might i acquire a set?

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« Reply #226 on: January 27, 2008, 12:56:44 PM »
Cheers Pheel you are a hero! Dont spose there are any left are there? My sister wants some ha ha.
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« Reply #227 on: January 27, 2008, 01:10:51 PM »
Cheers Pheel you are a hero! Dont spose there are any left are there? My sister wants some ha ha.

May have 1 set still squirrelled away, been out the country for a few days so will check tomorrow.
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« Reply #228 on: January 27, 2008, 01:11:42 PM »
May have 1 set still squirrelled away, been out the country for a few days so will check tomorrow.

Where sells them?

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« Reply #229 on: January 27, 2008, 01:19:32 PM »
Where sells them?



Sorry to start a thread but some Rawkers might be in the market for an Ipod docking station.

I have just spent a week looking for a decent system to play my Ipod through and I will tell you I was struggling  Until I found this at the ultimate price.

http://www.gadgetcentre.com/news/article/mps/UAN/324/v/1/sp

http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/ifi.aspx

http://www.macworld.com/article/44954/2005/05/ifi.html

I have just purchased this in curry's for £79.97 I kid you not!! Here are the prices on the internet

http://www.easyishop.co.uk/product.php/596/186/klipsch_ifi

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Klipsch-iFi-iPod-Speaker-System/dp/B0007XOHTU

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-Klipsch-iFi-2-1-Speaker-System-iPod-Video-nano-mini_W0QQitemZ230076613543QQihZ013QQcategoryZ111694QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p1638.m118


I cannot believe it, this is one serious piece of kit. They are not showing online but they have a few instores so get down there.  It blasts this out of the water

http://www.bose.co.uk/GB/en/home-entertainment/personal-audio/sounddock-digital-music-systems/sounddock/pricing.jsp

The bass on this is rubbish as you increase the volume, it really struggled. But admittedly it was winning my shopping list but was really too expensive for something to just play on ipod on.

This was the list of places where Bez first raised the bargain, I just happen to work within a large group that had decided to "offload " at a ridiculous price. You may find last ones and display models in isolated branches of Currys, I was able help a few locate some pristine boxed stock. pretty much dried up as of now. :wave

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« Reply #230 on: January 27, 2008, 01:27:37 PM »
Just done a bit of digging and they're going for €300 in some places. My iPod connects to my stereo using one of these. Have a nice stereo so it does the job.  :)

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« Reply #231 on: January 27, 2008, 10:31:22 PM »
These things are fuckin mental! ha ha ha

Not wrong they are amazing.

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« Reply #232 on: January 27, 2008, 10:39:18 PM »
Is your mum still in one piece Wilo after lugging that across the continent?
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #233 on: January 28, 2008, 12:10:52 AM »
My iPod connects to my stereo using one of these.



Fuck me mate, is that a life-size picture of them cables? Are you sure it was an iPod the nice man sold you?
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« Reply #234 on: January 28, 2008, 01:53:27 PM »
Sennheiser CX 300 - Update.

Well they arrived promptly from those nice people at play.com. And they are fab! I've been through a few pairs of headphones in my time and these are excellent. Really light don't-know-they're-there feeling is even more amazing when you hear the noises in and around your head - crisp, sharp, plenty of attack, sonorous bass, excellent stereo shaping. The only thing that bothered me in some of the reviews were comfort issues. Well, I can honestly say I have no problems on that score. There are three sets of earbuds in varying sizes. I've experimented with all three and gone for the smallest ones, which means the phones almost disappear inside the ear canal. But like I said, with no sense of wearing them. Weird, but nice. Highly recommended.

http://www.play.com/Search.aspx?searchtype=ELEC&searchstring=cx+300&page=search&pa=search&go.x=0&go.y=0
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« Reply #235 on: January 28, 2008, 07:28:01 PM »
Is your mum still in one piece Wilo after lugging that across the continent?
:D She is, there were two of them. £22 on Ryanair being an extra bag and overweight. My girl picked them up from the airport, so all I had to do was go down 4 floors in the lift, put them in the lift from the garage... and go up again. Hard work!

They are nice an meaty, just put them together now. 2 subwoofers and 8 satelite speakers in a two room flat 8)

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« Reply #236 on: January 28, 2008, 10:48:33 PM »
Sennheiser CX 300 - Update.

Well they arrived promptly from those nice people at play.com. And they are fab! I've been through a few pairs of headphones in my time and these are excellent. Really light don't-know-they're-there feeling is even more amazing when you hear the noises in and around your head - crisp, sharp, plenty of attack, sonorous bass, excellent stereo shaping. The only thing that bothered me in some of the reviews were comfort issues. Well, I can honestly say I have no problems on that score. There are three sets of earbuds in varying sizes. I've experimented with all three and gone for the smallest ones, which means the phones almost disappear inside the ear canal. But like I said, with no sense of wearing them. Weird, but nice. Highly recommended.

http://www.play.com/Search.aspx?searchtype=ELEC&searchstring=cx+300&page=search&pa=search&go.x=0&go.y=0


I like this style of headphone for on planes and other journeys and to ignore annoying people at work - they really allow you to cancel out pretty much everything around you and I love the review above when it says 'plenty of attack' !! :)

I managed an even better bargain and picked then up for £12.99 via Amazon marketplace.  I'm not A/V connoisseur, but for the price, these certainly do an excellent excellent job.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #237 on: January 28, 2008, 10:52:16 PM »
I've experimented with all three and gone for the smallest ones, which means the phones almost disappear inside the ear canal. But like I said, with no sense of wearing them. Weird, but nice. Highly recommended.

They whisper things inside your head, you know....

The PX-100 collapsible 'phones are superb as well for those who don't like aural rape.

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« Reply #238 on: January 29, 2008, 12:03:06 AM »
:D She is, there were two of them. £22 on Ryanair being an extra bag and overweight. My girl picked them up from the airport, so all I had to do was go down 4 floors in the lift, put them in the lift from the garage... and go up again. Hard work!

They are nice an meaty, just put them together now. 2 subwoofers and 8 satelite speakers in a two room flat 8)

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« Reply #239 on: January 29, 2008, 09:10:28 AM »