Recommendations Under £100

Hey guys,

I’m currently on the lookout for a set of IEMs ideally priced under £100 here in the UK, could stretch to £120 though.

These will primarily be used for commuting to and from work so not looking to break the bank on these.

I also would like to factor in some extra cost for a small portable DAC/AMP which could fit into my pocket and not be a hassle when travelling around, Any recommendations for this would be appreciated.

My preference leans towards neutral whilst retaining a decent punch/slam in the bass region.

Please let me know what you think.


for £100, take a look at the Eytmotic ER2 models. when you say you want a DAC / Amp, are you thinking something that is portable or something that sits on your desk on a more permanent basis? if you’re thinking of something portable? have you thought about a DAP? in any case, there are a plethora of portable DAC / Amp out there, but it’s important to know if you have an Android phone or an iPhone so compatibility is assured. you would run a USB / Lighting to USB cable to the combo unit ad the signal needs to be digital in order for the DAC to work. you could also consider a Bluetooth unit that you can clip to your shirt collar and run some short custom cables so you’re wired but won’t tangle up and have better freedom of movement. :slight_smile:

Looking for something portable, this is going to be my second setup, I have my main system at home which consists of full sized headphones and DAC/AMP separates.

Haven’t really looked into DAPS, if you could offer any recommendations under £150 that would be great.

I did discover this little device which would be the kinda thing I’m looking for in terms of ergonomics:

Audirect Atom 2 MQA HiFi Portable USB DAC Amplifier — HiFiGo

I’m not interested in Bluetooth options, I feel like I can get the best bang for the buck in terms of sound by keeping everything wired.

For you have 3 choices:

  • utws5 by fiio. You basically transform your iem into tws. The drawback is that you are tired with one connector type only
  • fiio btr5. A very competent portable BT dac-amp, with a tad of brightness
  • qudelix 5k. The successor of radsone es100. The most complete BT dac-amp you can find. Powerful and clean. The app is great, you can even play with a parametric EQ built in!!