truly portable rig.... no need for a an extra DAP
IPhone 3G 16GB black->shure IPhone adapter (wanted the inline mic)->SE530PTH......pretty modest at this point....great sounding though IMO
530's are sensitive enough to drive without an amp but could use some tightening up in the bass so i'm getting one.Attachment 7433Attachment 7435
Spending my time making myself some custom IPhone L O D's while I wait till my PICO number is up.
Using Mundorf 4 strand silver/gold->silk->green/black (jester) teflex on top->terminated with switchcraft black/gold mini.
At the moment I have to be satisfied with this setup and test the L O D with my RME FF400 (or use that dodgy sounding shure volume attenuator)
Why the comply's and not shure black foamies you might ask.... I find the complies to be slightly tighter in the bass and not so muddy. They don't provide as good isolation as the olives and can get a bit grubby<-eww! but lets say the cold damp cloth is my friend
Even when my pico arrives and I have another box to carry around with me for my music. I still think it can be described as being truly portable as I dont have fill my pocket with another device<-a mobile.
IMO the IPhone 3G is actually a pretty good source and compares to any of the latest IPods (of course), It may not be as good as I remember my 3rd gen being but with the addition of a pico... Happy days. Also still considering the predator or the Iqube as I haven't received my request for payment from HEADAMP yet.
Unfortunately there isn't anywhere I can audition these amps to see which one I like here in brisbane; and as far as I know there isn't a brisbane chapter of head-fi as yet. So I have to rely on you guys to help me with my decision. You didn't let me down with my high end IEM conundrum. Although after reading many comparisons here I did have the Triple-fi's for a week until the cable became faulty (distorted output). luckily I was able to exchange for the SE530's. been happy as larry ever since. not as fatiguing and much more comfy and attractive to boot IMHO.
wallet draining virus diagnosed
curse you head-fi