Originally Posted by nywytboy68
Got my FiiO!!! Damn, the sound is fantastic with my Zune 120!!! So this is what it's like w/an amp. Corda 3Move, here I come!!!
See, I told you, you could stop obsessing about the "LOD" to amp connection that a large group of posters seem to believe is the only way to get the full benefit of using an amp. Let me repeat this again Zunes,Sonys,Cowons etc. do not have have the same weaknesses that the IPods have. I see postings where someone will say they bought an IPod so that they could use an LOD to amp connection. While I'm not debating that this might not be a wonderful set-up that sounds great, other players also have the capacity to sound great amped regardless of whether a line-out connection was used. If the sound you are able to get from your headphone out is clean & detailed it will retain these strengths when amped. If you already have an Ipod then no doubt the LOD route is the way to go. But if you are thinking about getting another player but are hesitating because you can't use an LOD to amp connection, I think you're reasoning is being overinfluenced by this feature. Wait til you get your "real" amp. If I had heard my Zune w/ my Zen Head before I got my Sony A829 I probably wouldn't have gotten the 829. I hadn't listened to the 829 for awhile ,but I decided to give it a listen amped yesterday. It sounded pretty nice , but I think the Zune sounds better.