Radiopaq Custom Tuned In-Ear Monitors (RRP £59.99) £9.98 delivered! Sold by eHome, Fulfilled by Amazon.
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Radiopaq Custom Tuned In-Ear Monitors (RRP £59.99) £9.98 delivered! Sold by eHome, Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Found 14th Jun 2012
They come in 4 flavours, Rock, Pop, Jazz and Classical. Only eBay comes close to this price, at £9.99 but from Amazon they're a penny cheaper and with free super saver delivery.

Audiophiles should be familiar with head-fi.org, where they seem to be rated fairly highly (8.5 on value, 6.8 on sound out of 10 on ljokerl's comparison thread - and that was when they were at £30).

I've owned the Jazz ones for about a month now, and will provide my own review of them below.

After about a month of my daily abuse - which includes laying on them, sleeping in them and having them accidentally ripped out of my ears (would not recommend you be as careless as I am), I can safely say I couldn't be happier. They're sturdy - casing is metal and plastic, with an ordinary plastic covered wire, which comes down to an I plug. Only complaint in terms of build is that sometimes when removing the right bud, the tip stays in my ear. Sounds scarier than it is, as they aren't worn too far inside the ear and can be easily removed with just fingers.

Sound wise, they perform quite well on all genres of music I've thrown at them {Black Sun Empire, PJ Harvey, Chad VanGaalen, Lee Perry, Bat for Lashes, 5.6.7.8's, Type O Negative, Broadcast), despite them being tuned for Jazz music. Bass is beautiful, not overpowering like a lot of headphones in this price range. It's punchy when it needs to be, but for the most part it takes a back seat. Highs are crisp, and clear. Only complaint I had to begin with was that vocals on some songs sounded a bit lacking, but after a month I either don't notice it any more, or I've burnt them in. These compete quite well with a £50 pair of Sunrise X-Capes sound wise (which unfortunately began breaking within a month of use, they had terrible build quality).

Overall, I think these are just lovely. If these ever do break, I don't think I'll bother with anything else.
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Sweet, sweet deal we have here! Thanks OP! I was just about to buy those CX200s over at Play, but you brought these to my attention. I did have a quick look at them a few weeks back but they seemed like some cheap fad. It's nice that you've put your own input and review of them, along with some certification from head-fi users.

But gah....now to pick which one suits me best! X)

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http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Radiopaq-Custom-Tuned-Jazz-Earphones/product/B0022NHHZY

Edited by: "waitingformyfirmware" 14th Jun 2012
Good find, OP
should be hotter. most of the audiophile reviews are creaming over the value of these at sixty quid a pop.
which to buy!>?
Went for a punt on the Jazz myself.

From the review linked above: "What I don’t like why they called them the Jazz, if I was a buyer randomly looking at these in the shop id think well pop I listen to so that must be the one for me and it’s just not. The pop is fine but these are so much better at everything and I mean everything. I’ve also heard the Rock ones briefly and frankly the less said about them the better. I’ve never heard the classical yet but so far the Jazz is easily the best of them."

What I found compelling was the description in that review of what they were good at, which sounded like the kind of thing I would prefer. So that's what I've done.
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Ah, so glad people started looking. They really are worth every penny. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
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Omg thanks for the link from the cx200 deal. Amazing
this is a bargain - ordered!
I have the rock version and they are good but I'm still getting used to buds. Had to reset the mp3 player but now have a decent sound. Well worth the price for out and about and some Superlux HD668Bs for the house. I think I'm set for headphones for a while.
Oh no got last nights cx200 now this, I'll be budded out!
I agree they sound very good...but I went through three pairs of the 'Pop' variety before I gave up - the manufacturer replaced the first two pairs because within a month the sound had gone in one of the earpieces and the third pair literally fell apart. I replaced them with a pair of Denon AH-C260s which have been great.
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I agree they sound very good...but I went through three pairs of the … I agree they sound very good...but I went through three pairs of the 'Pop' variety before I gave up - the manufacturer replaced the first two pairs because within a month the sound had gone in one of the earpieces and the third pair literally fell apart. I replaced them with a pair of Denon AH-C260s which have been great.


That's a shame. I've read bad things about the Pops (being too bassy mostly), they all are built differently. The Jazz buds are a bit bigger, and haven't had such bad luck so far.
Got these and they sound amazing. I am starting to hear things in recordings that I could not hear with my "cheaper" earphones. Great stuff. I bought the Jazz ones and they sound great on everything.
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