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post #11311 of 38805 Old 04-04-2012, 11:57 PM
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at home I run off my sound card (Asus Xonar DX 7.1) and I use my iPhone->Fiio E11->headphone/earphone for mobile listening.

I just ran into the Grado SR80i and I think that fits my ideal budget great. I might ask around and see if any stores have them in display, or if my buddies have any, to see if I feel comfortable with them on or not. If I do, I will probably grab a set of those as I've heard they are amazing for acoustic and classical music.
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iPods are actually fairly decent audio sources. Better than integrated and most lower-end sound cards (definitely better than my Xonar DG). There is a very large difference in headphones, especially between $50 and $300, on an iPod.

If you can, I'd try to find some Q701s in your price range.

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iPods are actually fairly decent audio sources. Better than integrated and most lower-end sound cards (definitely better than my Xonar DG). There is a very large difference in headphones, especially between $50 and $300, on an iPod.
If you can, I'd try to find some Q701s in your price range.

Really?

I think my Xonar DG is better than my iPod... I have a iPod touch.

Odd I guess.

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I think I'll settle on the Grados, either SR80i or SR125i. They look awesome and I have a friend who owns the sr80i.

In response to those posts above...

My Xonar DX outputs much cleaner sound than my iPhone... don't know how much of a difference there is between the DG and the DX, but I still think a dedicated card will output better quality than a phone.
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I have a second gen iPod touch (with the Wolfson DAC), and I much prefer the sound of that to my Xonar.

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the ipod has a good DAC section and an okay amp for easy to drive buds or iems, but when paired with an external amp through a good LOD cable it really shines. I have my Ipod 160GB classic rockboxed and filled to the brim with ~5000 FLAC and like 2 short videos. I use the fiio LOD cable to either my E7 or my O2 depeneding on which cans i am driving

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iPods sound pretty nice. Definitely nicer than my old Diamond Rio use to sound. My Cowon J3 blows my old iPod Video out the water though. biggrin.gif
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Interesting... Currently for my cans I have a iPod Touch or whatever, a LOD from FiiO and an E11. I'm debating making my own cMoy though.

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