Originally Posted by RocketSnail
... best AA batteries available in stores (walmart, cvs, etc)..
If you like Eneloops but can't find them in local stores, look for these 2000 mAH Duracell DX1500 AA cells instead:
According to the data sheets, these are essentially identical to Eneloops except that they supposedly have an even lower internal impedance, which implies that they'll maintain a higher voltage than Eneloops under the same load.
Data sheet for Duracell AA Pre-Charged (DX1500)
Data sheet for Sanyo AA Eneloop