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post #76 of 128
Well, I have a job. I worked for my 1.5 grand rig, live fairly cheaply. I spent 4Gs on my laptop in 2003 which I did regret but still have managed to pull my investment out of it. My dad will probably flip when he finds out (he was upset about my $120 sunglasses that retail for $225), but I would like to say that I put $600 in the bank for this month while being a full time student. I cut corners in most areas, but technology is where my passion lies and I don't like to skimp on quality and think I'm getting a good deal for the enjoyment it brings. These are the sort of things that I don't believe will lose much value in the future.
post #77 of 128
"The Best Portable Rig Money Can Buy" is somewhat errr...contradictory? The more 'ultimate' the Imod rig becomes, the more delicate and less portable it becomes.

I'm probably going to spend close to $2000+ on my Imod rig and carrying them around the streets of Newark is a DEFINATE no no for me. Personally, I see the ultimate Imod rig as more semi-transportable than portable.
post #78 of 128
enzoferrari's rig is quite portable, and even with no imod i still rate it the best rig ive ever seen!
post #79 of 128
Oh yeah...well a Nano ->Turbo Dock ->Move ->UM2 trumps all of you, lol.

There's ALOT of money in this thread...
post #80 of 128
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
if my parents even found out i had $100 earphones they'd go nuts!
sounds like you should enlist in Team Closet Audiophile
post #81 of 128
Everyones talking way too much smack!! Here it is.....the best of the best:

256MB jWin USB2.0 Sports MP3/Voice Digital Audio Player - $18.99
Recoton (ACW-343) 6-Ft. Deluxe Mini Stereo Cable - 3.95
The Original Boostaroo® Portable Headphone Amplifier - $29.99
JVC HAF120A Gumy Ear-Bud Headphones Earbuds - $5.95

All of this glorious, state-of-the-art, cutting edge, high quality audiophile gear can be purchased for the whopping sum of..drum roll please........

$58.88 (tax not included)

Now go get you a little slice of Heaven!!!
post #82 of 128
Why even bother with the mini cable? The Boostaroo has the interconnect built in, just like your headphones! Hot times!
post #83 of 128
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Originally Posted by MrJingles View Post
Everyones talking way too much smack!! Here it is.....the best of the best:

256MB jWin USB2.0 Sports MP3/Voice Digital Audio Player - $18.99
Recoton (ACW-343) 6-Ft. Deluxe Mini Stereo Cable - 3.95
The Original Boostaroo® Portable Headphone Amplifier - $29.99
JVC HAF120A Gumy Ear-Bud Headphones Earbuds - $5.95

All of this glorious, state-of-the-art, cutting edge, high quality audiophile gear can be purchased for the whopping sum of..drum roll please........

$58.88 (tax not included)

Now go get you a little slice of Heaven!!!
I am pretty happy with my rig but, unfortunatly, it cost just a bit more than $58.88.
post #84 of 128
Source- (can use winamp,itunes, or whatever you want,with EQ etc....download music wirelessly with aircard modem, unlimited codecs, talk online while listening, browse head-fi, use an external USB hard drive for unlimited storage and carry as many as you want,etc) http://www.oqo.com/products/index.html

Ok,,its not a tiny nano, but prolly the best portable sound.


Pico Amp/DAc from Justin

Grado GS1000/Sennheiser HD650/ or your favorite headphone

Can carry extra batteries and chargers for all.
post #85 of 128
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Originally Posted by manaox2 View Post
^ close to my fav... 5.5g 160g iMod (taken from the iPod Classic) , 4-wire Jumbo Cryo iPod LOD, Portable vCap Dock, Test 6 Wire Salty Pepper RCA cables, LISA III amp, and the UE 11 Pro. That should settle it pretty well I think unless you need more sound stage. The best portable rig I know of for only $3200 after shipping :O (ok, well maybe I didn't include audiologist fees and 9v battery costs). :P
I know, I know. I'm bumping this thread.

Its because I try to put my money where my mouth is and decided to build it which took money and time. I have the iMod 80gb (because the 160gb didn't pan out and 100gb isn't worth the price), vCap dock, some nice DIY interconnects, Corda Move, and the UE11. I hit a hitch and couldn't get the LISA III because it is out of stock and when it comes back it, it will likely be more then $800 and then I have to buy a new RCA interconnect. So my rig isn't up to snuff yet.

So this thread needs to be updated. Whats the best portable amp now? I suppose the amp would be the rudistor NKK-01SE.

I can't afford it.
post #86 of 128
wow cant beleive people spent thousands of dollars, ive spent close to that so far on the site, but hav sold/traded stuff.

my current rig (aud) =
ipod classic: $400 (got a discount)
tomahawk: $300 (2nd hand)
super fi 3s: $50 (2nd hand)
cryo ic: $75 (brand new from stevenkelby)
total $825.

isnt the best, still working to improve it.

if i win teh lottery, i shall buy the most perfectest rig, and u guys can droool :P
post #87 of 128
My rig (not the best in the world, but getting there):

160 gb iPod Classic
ALO Jumbo Cryo
RSA Tomahawk
Westone UM2

Total: ~$1,100
post #88 of 128
My rig:

5.5 80gig imod
millett hybrid portable (soon to be a pico)
vcap portable dock with ipod cotton dock
Sennsaphonics 2x-s
All housed in a headroom micro bag.

Someone else on head-fi has a similar set-up so this idea is not mine. However, it sure sounds good!
post #89 of 128
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Originally Posted by wsilvio View Post
My rig:

5.5 80gig imod
millett hybrid portable (soon to be a pico)
vcap portable dock with ipod cotton dock
Sennsaphonics 2x-s
All housed in a headroom micro bag.

Someone else on head-fi has a similar set-up so this idea is not mine. However, it sure sounds good!
wsilvio,

what's the motivation of the amp upgrade? dac?
post #90 of 128
I want to use it with my macbook pro when I'm at work. I have not decided to give up the millett with this set-up unless the pico's amp sounds better. I pre-ordered the pico for use at work. Also, since I'm using such sensitive iems, I'm hoping to eliminate the use of an attenuator. The millett's gain is quite high for iems. But, it is a wonderful amp none the less! It also seems to work well with the sennsaphonics. It seems like a lot of people gave up on their 2x-s' around here, but I find they are quite good. Seems like Ultimate ears are all the rage right now!
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