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Sennheiser IE 80 S In-Ear, Noise-Isolating Headphones - Amazon pricing for PM @ $230

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Sennheiser IE 80 S In-Ear, Noise-Isolating Headphones - Amazon pricing for PM @ $230

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Amazon.ca price $230: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0765RF78D/

PM at Staples:
https://www.staples.ca/products/2984972 ... headphones

PM at Bay Floor Radio:
https://baybloorradio.com/sennheiser-ie ... headphones

PM at Electronique Hi-Fi:
https://www.electroniquehifi.ca/en/wire ... hones.html

Now, if they still turn price-matching experience into a bit of a circuit course, then the retailers only have themselves to blame.
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I’m guessing the main reason you’d want to PM other retailers is to avoid getting potential fakes from Amazon (due to their shared inventory).
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kimwoobingsu wrote: I’m guessing the main reason you’d want to PM other retailers is to avoid getting potential fakes from Amazon (due to their shared inventory).
I want the retail competition to stay healthy post-covid.

Personally, if the retailers can't match Amazon's price, I would be happy to pay, say, $260 + tax. Just so their business can survive.

(I don't want my kids to have an Amazon-only future)
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kimwoobingsu wrote: I’m guessing the main reason you’d want to PM other retailers is to avoid getting potential fakes from Amazon (due to their shared inventory).
I have no idea why you would want to PM this anywhere since Amazon's return policy is much more liberal than anything out there (beat the price PMs are a thing of the past). Anything is possible but it is highly unlikely that Amazon would sell fakes. If they are, you can always return them, here is a how-to guide from a Reddit thread to spot a fake:

https://imgur.com/a/ubq2q
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klown wrote: I have no idea why you would want to PM this anywhere since Amazon's return policy is much more liberal than anything out there (beat the price PMs are a thing of the past). Anything is possible but it is highly unlikely that Amazon would sell fakes. If they are, you can always return them, here is a how-to guide from a Reddit thread to spot a fake:

https://imgur.com/a/ubq2q
See my post above yours.

Market dominance...in any kind of market, is never a good thing.
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chatbox wrote: See my post above yours.

Market dominance...in any kind of market, is never a good thing.
As soon as they have the market for themselves, they'll Jack up everything and nobody can do anything at that point
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So what does a $230 pair of earbuds do for me that normal earbuds don’t? Serious question.
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Mugen123 wrote: So what does a $230 pair of earbuds do for me that normal earbuds don’t? Serious question.
You mean your normal headphones don’t cost at least $230??

JK, seriously if you never had really good earbuds, its worth trying just to see what you’ve been missing. Google some of the popular Chinese earbuds (Chi-Fi) and pick something well reviewed in your budget. If you like music and your ears even sort of work I’m sure you'd be impressed.
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Mugen123 wrote: So what does a $230 pair of earbuds do for me that normal earbuds don’t? Serious question.
Mostly soundstage and sound quality. If you were to use these for a week non-stop then went back to your old earbuds, you would never go back. Ears take some time adjusting to another pair of earphones.
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Mugen123 wrote: So what does a $230 pair of earbuds do for me that normal earbuds don’t? Serious question.
Ideally, the $230 headphones will sound clearer, with proper tonality, more spacious sound, and other attributes and you will hear the music in the way that artist probably intended.

You don't need golden ears to hear better sound, and you usually can improve on the sound by upgrading from the free earbuds that came with your phone. You don't have to spend $230 even, usually upgrading to well reviewed headphones in the $100 range will give you a noticeable boost in sound quality.
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Yup, unless I can't get a price match, I will try to not shop at Amazon.
Their shipping is a joke to non Prime member.
Order thing from Best Buy and Amazon on BF.
Received BB order already even though the product page showed waiting for stock.
Amazon has estimated arrival time of Dec 24.

Also avoiding potential fake product too. The previous model IE80 is notorious for having well made counterfeit. Doubt IE80S is any different.
Unless you really want to take advantage of Amazon's return policy.
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chatbox wrote: Amazon.ca price $230: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0765RF78D/

PM at Staples:
https://www.staples.ca/products/2984972 ... headphones

PM at Bay Floor Radio:
https://baybloorradio.com/sennheiser-ie ... headphones

PM at Electronique Hi-Fi:
https://www.electroniquehifi.ca/en/wire ... hones.html

Now, if they still turn price-matching experience into a bit of a circuit course, then the retailers only have themselves to blame.
Don’t actually think the IE80s are worth it, mostly disappointing performance vs old IE80, might as well get AirPods Pro at that price point.

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