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"Sony MDR-1R Like most sealed headphones, the Sony MDR-1R has a somewhat uneven frequency response. Bass response is probably the biggest problem suffering from a lack of extension into the lowest octave and being a bit bloated in the mid-bass. The mid-range is good, but has a slightly emphasized upper-mid making the sound, especially of female vocals, present and forward, though pleasantly so. The treble is very well behaved delivering good clarity and very little, if...
you have a lot of options and I think u have gotten good advice from DrKC.    Dont forget about the new E11K which from all reports is a more neutral and open sounding amp from the original E11. I have one and I like it quite a bit. My experience with amps is very limited between the E11k and the PA2v2. I prefer the E11k, but it was close. The E11k sounding more neutral with better extension on both ends while the PA2v2 sounded warmer and a bit fuller, not as...
https://www.sendstation.com/us/products/pocketdock/lineout-usb.html  this is what I have for my ipod touch 3g
It would be double amping, and from your description, even though you are doing that from the sansa clip etc, it sounds like the marantz headphone out has considerably more power. I do think it would be better doing it from the rca jacks at the rear. I have actually done that with my player as well and it worked well. I do have the benefit of having multiple outputs from my player though, so I didnt have to disconnect anything.
Well in my opinion, its best to run from the 'line out' on the back of the cd player to the amp, just like you would hook it up to a receiver or an integrated or a preamp. I think that would be double amping and might not be as good as from the line out.
Not sure if there is a better way to clean it, but turning the pot up and down for a while eliminates the scratching at least for a little while. No music needs to be playing. just turn up and down quickly with the amp on and you will hear it get less scratchy until its virtually gone.
   I did just what John57 said and it works ok. I have had creeking in both joints as well. and sometimes I cant even eat with them on with out hearing click click from the headphone. I do know that I may not have the propoer lubricant, so it does last for a while but after a month or so starts again. but they dont sell the right lubricant here and I cant order it per say as they wont ship it.... rock and a hard place....
  I did mention this a few posts back, and if you are so interested, you can slightly decrease the bass a touch.... maybe more to your liking with just a wisp of cotton fibre in the cups. Seems a lot of people are afraid to try this, but I really found this to give the impression of just a very slight reduction in bass quantity and a slight increase... at least to me... in speed and texture as well. Use too much and you end up with a mid recessed sounding dry and bass...
My natural curiosity is side tracking this thread.... Back on track....   So far, we have unearthed three members of the Caribbean. A vincy (me) a Bajan (briguy78) and a Bahamian (digitallc). Anyone else? It would be really nice to get to know you guys... and not just gear wise.
Hey. Thanks for that info. I know the NAD is highly regarded, probably quite similar to the Sony MDR-7520 with maybe a bit less bass, slightly stronger mids and better soundstage. Thats why I asked your opinion of that headphone using your amps. I am running mine out of a lowly Fiio E11K and am enjoying it. The reason why I am in so much doubt and confusion as well is that I am considering an audio interface to try and get myself back into writing and recording music. So...
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