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I'm thinking of getting an amp for my Creative Zen and some new earbuds. I'm taking suggestions for the best "bang for the buck" amp and headphones.

Thanks for your help.

Edit: I'm very new to this and thought I would try it out after all the testimonies I read on here. If it's not to much trouble can you all point me in the direction of a good place to purchase the products you suggest in the US?
post #2 of 10
cmoy amp
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Get a Hornet.

They're really expensive, though... I second the CMoy.
    
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mini v3 (115$ new shipped) [custom built from misterX as its a DIY amp],
cmoy(45-85$ new shipped depending on config).
cmoys can be found on ebay or via this site [for about 70$]
http://www.penguinamp.com/The-Caffei...a269352d43440f

depending on what kind of earbuds, you might be fine with just a nice set of earbuds and no amp. but hey, here in the audio section we'd all say DO IT.
i had this exact question about 2 weeks agoo.
http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...der-200-a.html
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if you're just getting IEMs spend more to get better IEMs and don't get an amp. for example:
$500 budget
e500's is better than a lesser pair of IEMs and an amp.
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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
if you're just getting IEMs spend more to get better IEMs and don't get an amp. for example:
$500 budget
e500's is better than a lesser pair of IEMs and an amp.
Can you point me in the direction of some good places to buy these items?
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Headroom
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Earphone Solutions
Ebay
Head Direct
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post #8 of 10
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Anyone have a suggestion on about 200-300 dollar budget? I really really really like the E530s but 500 feels like a lot for headphones atm.
post #9 of 10
Ultimate Ears Triple.Fi 10
Etymotic ER-4P

You should be able to get Livewires for a little bit more, that'd be my recommendation. Customs have the best fit possible. They're $250 plus the cost for a mold.
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Etymotic ER-4P

You should be able to get Livewires for a little bit more, that'd be my recommendation. Customs have the best fit possible. They're $250 plus the cost for a mold.
What about the SuperFreq's? They're the best bang for your buck IEM right now...under $200 with a custom fit AND triple drivers.

For those interested in how it sounds, read this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/fre...adface-283673/
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