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post #11 of 41
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I could spend more, it's just that I don't know how much I should spend, really.
post #12 of 41
I'd go with the Zune HD. By far the best I've ever used, even compared to iPods.
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Any new Sony MP3 player. I have a 16GB Sony E-Series and the sound quality easily trumps competing players. The EQ on it is also very nice and pretty customizable. Couple that with a pair of Shure SE 210s and you're ballin'.
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post #14 of 41
The nice thing about the Cowon and Sandisk is that they have a higher power output; they can drive bigger cans.
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post #15 of 41
Look for a Cowon i9 or maybe a S9 or J9... would you like in-ears or normal earbuds?
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I don't mind in ears or normal tbh. I haven't used an mp3 player in like 5 or so years so I haven't tried in ears in a while, but I don't mind them
post #17 of 41
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I don't mind in ears or normal tbh. I haven't used an mp3 player in like 5 or so years so I haven't tried in ears in a while, but I don't mind them
Okay, well there are alot of good budget in-ears you could look at http://head-direct.com/product_detail.php?p=38 those are a little more expensive, however they are SOOO MUCH BETTER!
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post #18 of 41
For IEM's check this thread, it was a great resource for me:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...01-added-01-17

I am currently using a pair of Klipsch Image S4's and I would defiantly recommend them. Best IEM's I have owned.

I know you stated a preference for not apple but, don't overlook the iPod Classic, I have been extremely impressed with how long the battery life of it and its durability has really surprised me; mines been through some really rough times and its still soldiering on.
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post #19 of 41
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I'd really like something that's different from the usual apple stuff. Since I really only listen to heavy metal I'd like some earbuds that's nice for this genre of music as well. If it's available on amazon.com that's also a huge plus
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My b-day is coming up and I'm looking to get an mp3 player based on sound quality. Which one is the best for under 150$? I listen to metal.

For earbuds, I'm thinking about getting Amazon.com: V-MODA Bass Freq Earbuds (Bling Bling Black): Electronics

I don't use that much space so 8gbs should be enough. As an apple activist I'd like to stay away from ipoops
What's your budget for both the earphones and player?

You should in most instances spend far more on the earphones than the player as that has the biggest impact on the overall sound quality.
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