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That's my experience. My crappy little net book sounds exactly the same as my pc through the same dac/amp, in this case Fiio E10. Sound card to amp would most likely sound different depending on the quality of the sound card. I've only had on board sound cards so my frame of reference is limited.
The prices on the COPs seem to be everywhere. That's a good price for new. They're really versatile and engaging phones.
Have you plugged it into another source and listened?
The last time I tried headphones at a Best Buy they sounded like they were hooked up to turds. Hopefully they've improved the setup. That was a year or so ago.
I love the RS1 but find the cord very heavy. I will clip it to my shirt to relieve this.
I enjoy the Beyer Custom One Pros very much for similar criteria you are listing.
There's a cmoy tin version of the Grado RA1 for less than $50 and it sounds killer with the RS1. Check Etsy.
The fact that you can manipulate eq in subtle ways on the Rockboxed Classic will open up music for you big time. The original iPod eq presets absolutely suck! I get angry just thinking about them lol. Actual file quality does not change however on the Rockboxed Classic. I don't believe the iPod hardware can manipulate 24 bit flac regardless of the firmware. I'm not familiar with the headphones but if they are not power hungry the Fiio won't do much to improve sound per...
Beyer Custom One Pros have been very good to me for some time. Just got the Soundmagic HP100 and am really digging them. Bass is impressive on both. ATH M50s are decent but lack an engaging sound after the initial thrill wears off.
I tried a very thin 3.5 cable that was able to go into the phone and had the same result so it is definitely an issue with the phone input and not the supplied cable.
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