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post #16 of 29
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no, it's a mastercard giftcard. that works online.
post #17 of 29
well the Fiio E5 is about as good as you are going to get in that very limited price range.
post #18 of 29
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well the Fiio E5 is about as good as you are going to get in that very limited price range.
Thanks a lot qusp! Well, now i just need a website to buy it from in Canada? Any recommendations on where to buy? Would you recommend the E3 or the E5?
post #19 of 29
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Is there anything more affordable and good quality for a student? After all, it's my first time.
By the way, I'm using a Second Generation iPod nano, would that change the situation?
Buying amps is like paying for sex. Don't go cheap - ESPECIALLY if it is your first time.
post #20 of 29
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Buying amps is like paying for sex. Don't go cheap - ESPECIALLY if it is your first time.
well, seriously now...........
post #21 of 29
I'll pick E5 over E3. You can get them over at DealExtreme.com (HK based w/ free shipping), I heard they just lower their price by one or two dollars. While you at it, you can probably pick up some cheap gadgets as well
post #22 of 29
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I'll pick E5 over E3. You can get them over at DealExtreme.com (HK based w/ free shipping), I heard they just lower their price by one or two dollars. While you at it, you can probably pick up some cheap gadgets as well
Thanks ClieOs!
post #23 of 29
I'm not sure with Portapro and the iPod, buying FiiO E5 will make much of difference. Surely it is cheap and worths a try, but still.
post #24 of 29
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Headphone amps are boxes that you plug your headphones into and then they drain your wallet. If they are left unattended, they also tend to multiply...
The most sensible post for the day. 2X!
post #25 of 29
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Heh, well, I'll try the combination. Thanks!
post #26 of 29
I'm not sure about the E5, but you definitely don't want the E3 with the PortaPros. The E3 gives a bit of a bass boost which doesn't go to well with the already bassy PortaPros. But really, with the PortaPro I wouldn't bother with an amp, they run fine straight from an ipod and you wouldn't get a discernible improvement in sound quality.

Although for the price, and if you want to get an E5 to try it out, go nuts. New toys are always fun
post #27 of 29
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I'm not sure about the E5, but you definitely don't want the E3 with the PortaPros. The E3 gives a bit of a bass boost which doesn't go to well with the already bassy PortaPros. But really, with the PortaPro I wouldn't bother with an amp, they run fine straight from an ipod and you wouldn't get a discernible improvement in sound quality.

Although for the price, and if you want to get an E5 to try it out, go nuts. New toys are always fun
Thanks, but currently, im wondering what an lod is, how it works, and if i need one. I currently have a 2nd gen ipod nano for source.
post #28 of 29
It stands for Line Out Dock. It allows you to get a line level signal from your ipod to feed to an amp, thus bypassing the internal amplifier of the ipod that supplies the ipod headphone jack.

As for if you need one; if you're using an external amplifier it is a good idea to use a LOD as the quality of the sound coming is only as good as what goes in and what goes in will not be as good if it's already been through the ipod internal amplifier.

If YOU need one is up to you and if you think it's worth it. For the PortaPros, again, I wouldn't go too extreme. But by spending time here at head-fi, you will probably be wanting to get more and better headphones, and everything else, sooner or later
post #29 of 29
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I see. Thanks!
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