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  • 03-03-2008, 06:20 PM
    captjamo
    I use an 8 gig 3rd gen nano with Shure SE420's for on the go. Such big sound from such a little system. I have Grado 225's for home headphones. I am a headphone geek. Plan to get a micro headphone amp from Headroom soon. Highly recommend either of these phones. A little discomfort with both pair during long listens ( 2 hrs or more). Just have to overlook it because the sound is so utterly incredible.
  • 08-11-2008, 10:52 PM
    Jimmy B
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    Most used is a 30 GB Zune with Precision Laboratories Challenger C custom made ear buds plugged into a headroom total airhead amp. Let me say the amp made the ear buds come ALIVE!
    Jimmy B
  • 08-12-2008, 10:08 PM
    captjamo
    I'm curious Jimmy B. What is the ohms rating of your buds. I've wanted a headphone amp for quite a while. My Sure SE420's drive pretty easy @ 16 ohm.
  • 08-12-2008, 11:05 PM
    Jimmy B
    I believe they are rated at 50 ohms, their site doesn't want to open right now?
    Jimmy B
  • 08-13-2008, 11:09 AM
    captjamo
    :13: OK, If they are rated at 50 ohms that would explain the amp making them come alive. I'm not sure I would get the same magnitude of results but I am going to get the amp soon because I have a pair of Grado 225's that I know will light up better with an amp.:15:
  • 10-12-2008, 09:35 PM
    lewislink
    Here's my partial list:

    Canalphones:

    Westone UM2
    Ultimate Ears Triple fi-10 Pro
    Ulimate Ear Super fi-5 V.2
    Ultimate Ears Super fi-3 & 4
    Shure SE530
    Sleek Audio SA6
    Klipsch Image X10
    Klipsch Custom-1 & 2
    Jays q-Jays, d-Jays
    Denon AH-C751
    Sennheiser CX300, CX400, CX500
    Etymotic HF2, ER6i
    SoundMAGIC PL-30 (amazing sound for under $50)
    Harman Kardon ER730
    Altec Lansing iM-616, iM-716
    V-Moda Vibe, Bass Freq
    JBL Reference 220
    Sony MDR-NC22, MDR-EX85
    Creative Labs Zen Aurvana, EP630
    JVC HA-FX66, HA-FX300, HP-FXC50
    Skullcandy Ink'd
    iFrogz D33

    Source equipment:

    Apple iPod 3G, Nano 3G, Nano 4G, iPhone 1G
    COWON D2, i7, U2
    iriver Clix 1 & 2, E10, E100, LPlayer, S10, X20, T60, iFP-180, iFP-195, iFP-390,
    Meizu miniPlayer SL
    Toshiba T400, F40, U Series
    Samsung T10
    Sansa C250, E250, E280, View, Fuze
    Sony NWZ-S615, NWZ-A816, NWZ-A818, NWZ-A728, NW-E305, NWZ-B105, NW-E003, NW-E005, NW-S705, NW-A100, NW-A1000
    Creative Labs Zen, Zen Vision, Zen Vision W, Zen V, Zen Stone, MuVo T100, MuVo TX-FM 1GB,
    Zune 8, 80

    Portable headphone amps:

    Gary's PA2V2
    FiiO E3 white, E3 black
    Practical Devices XM4
    Ray Samuels Audio "The Hornet"

    Cables & Adapters:

    Whiplash Audio Line Out Cable for iPod
    Headphonia Sendstation PocketDock for iPod
  • 12-06-2008, 07:36 AM
    emorphien
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by emorphien
    Hmm..

    Home: Grado SR325s, I'd like to add a pair of Senns + a headphone amp but that's not gonna fit in my grad student budget.

    On the go: iRiver iHP-120 and Shure E2cs.

    update time

    Source:
    iRiver iHP-120
    iRiver Clix 1st gen
    Cowon O2 (a quirky device but so far I've liked it)

    Headphones:
    Shure E2c
    Sennheiser HD280
    Audio Technica ATH-AD900
  • 12-16-2008, 04:20 PM
    fleecaf
    Sony K850i with 8GB memory card and a set of delicious AKG K324P's....Works for me :)
  • 12-18-2008, 07:28 AM
    Shaolin
    Work:

    Sony Walkman
    Sony MDR-V150 Headphones
  • 07-27-2011, 07:41 PM
    chenzo76
    I have a iHomeAudio iW1 portable speaker that works with AirPlay works great

    Also I have a Volcano Portable Speaker which is great for travel

    I recommend both ;-)
  • 08-29-2011, 06:19 PM
    SHIFTY23
    I have music loaded in my iphone which i listen to through my Sennhieser 448's

    I like these headphones due to dampen out the noise of the annoying ppl on crowded trains plus got good deal so awesome
  • 08-30-2011, 07:07 PM
    Happy Camper
    160 g ipod>silver low profile lod>Xin Macro IV> RS-1/Ety 4s/ ATH-EW9
  • 09-01-2011, 09:54 AM
    harley .guy07
    I second the Sanza Clip as I have the 8 gig version with an additional 16 gig micro card in it running all flac files and this thing sounds awesome for a tiny little player that I got for around $60 through Amazon. Did not know how I would like it at first but I did my research and found out that most people that have one really talk about the good sound quality for the price which the sound quality is the top thing for me other than portability. I have compared it to many of my friends I pods and will say in my opinion the Sanza kills the I pods in sound quality and it does not matter which I pod you pick to put it against. I am using some midrange priced Sony earbuds that sound better than I thought they would when I bought them but I do plan on upgrading to either some over ear phones or a better set of buds. But I do like the openness that over the ear phones give you(a more sense of air and actual soundstage that earbuds so far have not given me. But the earbuds are portable and fit in my pocket better.
  • 09-01-2011, 09:56 AM
    harley .guy07
    I will add though I wish the Sanza had replaceable batteries because I would buy more batteries and take them with me so if my batteries go dead I can just change them and keep on listening but its not like that. maybe the next version will have replaceables.
  • 09-07-2011, 11:56 PM
    lelan
    i got an Ipod and waiting to get the samsung tab 7.7
  • 09-14-2011, 11:01 AM
    harley .guy07
    Well I just puled the trigger on a pair of Grado sr80i's and a Fiia E5 headphone amp to go with my sansa clip 8gb and I hope it will give me what my sony earbuds don't
  • 09-14-2011, 11:24 AM
    harley .guy07
    sorry thats Fiio E5 headphone amp.
  • 09-22-2011, 05:17 PM
    harley .guy07
    Well I got the Grado's and the Fiio E5 and with the sansa set at flat and the bass boost of the E5 the balance is perfect and they are breaking in great. At first they were a little bright but now they are very smooth and much more than I thought I would get for 100 bones. The E5 lets me lower the volume on my ssnsa and the sansa does not have an headphone load on it now so the batteries seem to last a heck of a lot longer. So far very happy for a portable system for under $200 and I have let my friends at the University hear this setup and they are rethinking their ipods with beats audio headphone setups they are using.
  • 11-02-2011, 11:11 AM
    PieterVG
    I just use my phone to listen songs...