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    Forum Regular captjamo's Avatar
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    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.

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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!
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    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.

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    I believe they are rated at 50 ohms, their site doesn't want to open right now?
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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Sony K850i with 8GB memory card and a set of delicious AKG K324P's....Works for me

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    Work:

    Sony Walkman
    Sony MDR-V150 Headphones
    2 - CHANNEL AUDIO

    Rotel RB-1080
    Rotel RC-1070
    Rotel RCD-1070
    B&W CDM 9NT
    Transparent HP14-2 Speaker Cable
    Transparent Link 200 Interconnects

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    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 ;-)

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    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
    Sony Bravia 46" 200hz
    Yamaha RX-V3900
    Klipsch ICON VF35
    Klipsch SW450 sub

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    160 g ipod>silver low profile lod>Xin Macro IV> RS-1/Ety 4s/ ATH-EW9
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    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.

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    Pass Labs X150.5(2 channel)
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    Spatial Audio M3 Turbo S Mains Speakers
    Dayton 8" HO custom sealed subwoofer(2 channel)
    Yamaha NS-c444 center channel
    Emotiva ERD-1 surround speakers
    JBL e250p subwoofer highly modified
    Samsung 46" LED TV
    OPPO BDP-83 blue ray/multi format player
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    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.

    Marantz SR5008(HT)
    Nu Force P8 Preamp (2 channel)
    Pass Labs X150.5(2 channel)
    Adcom 545 mk2 power amp(rear channel amp)
    Spatial Audio M3 Turbo S Mains Speakers
    Dayton 8" HO custom sealed subwoofer(2 channel)
    Yamaha NS-c444 center channel
    Emotiva ERD-1 surround speakers
    JBL e250p subwoofer highly modified
    Samsung 46" LED TV
    OPPO BDP-83 blue ray/multi format player
    ps-audio NuWave dac (2 channel)
    Dell I660 music server running fidelizer windows 8 audio optimizer
    PS Audio Quintet power center



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    i got an Ipod and waiting to get the samsung tab 7.7

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    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

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    Nu Force P8 Preamp (2 channel)
    Pass Labs X150.5(2 channel)
    Adcom 545 mk2 power amp(rear channel amp)
    Spatial Audio M3 Turbo S Mains Speakers
    Dayton 8" HO custom sealed subwoofer(2 channel)
    Yamaha NS-c444 center channel
    Emotiva ERD-1 surround speakers
    JBL e250p subwoofer highly modified
    Samsung 46" LED TV
    OPPO BDP-83 blue ray/multi format player
    ps-audio NuWave dac (2 channel)
    Dell I660 music server running fidelizer windows 8 audio optimizer
    PS Audio Quintet power center



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    sorry thats Fiio E5 headphone amp.

    Marantz SR5008(HT)
    Nu Force P8 Preamp (2 channel)
    Pass Labs X150.5(2 channel)
    Adcom 545 mk2 power amp(rear channel amp)
    Spatial Audio M3 Turbo S Mains Speakers
    Dayton 8" HO custom sealed subwoofer(2 channel)
    Yamaha NS-c444 center channel
    Emotiva ERD-1 surround speakers
    JBL e250p subwoofer highly modified
    Samsung 46" LED TV
    OPPO BDP-83 blue ray/multi format player
    ps-audio NuWave dac (2 channel)
    Dell I660 music server running fidelizer windows 8 audio optimizer
    PS Audio Quintet power center



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    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.

    Marantz SR5008(HT)
    Nu Force P8 Preamp (2 channel)
    Pass Labs X150.5(2 channel)
    Adcom 545 mk2 power amp(rear channel amp)
    Spatial Audio M3 Turbo S Mains Speakers
    Dayton 8" HO custom sealed subwoofer(2 channel)
    Yamaha NS-c444 center channel
    Emotiva ERD-1 surround speakers
    JBL e250p subwoofer highly modified
    Samsung 46" LED TV
    OPPO BDP-83 blue ray/multi format player
    ps-audio NuWave dac (2 channel)
    Dell I660 music server running fidelizer windows 8 audio optimizer
    PS Audio Quintet power center



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    I just use my phone to listen songs...

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