I've saved up about $800, and I'm going to spend it on fun stuff. I've narrowed it down to two possibilities:
route # 1 would be
30 or 60 GB ipod (w/ apple lossless)
$300 IEMs - Shure e5c, or ultimate ears
Nintendo DS + a couple games
route # 2 would be
Grado RS 1 / RA 1 amp
On the one hand route #1 covers source, headphones and gaming, on the other hand route #2 has the classic combo that I can build everything around. Route #1 is portable, route #2 is not,...