First off, I´m sorry if I have posted something that I could probably find information about on the forum.
My engllish isn´t good + slow and I need help very fast, though I do know that is no excuse for not reading everything you can find first.
Anyway, I´ll try to explain what I need help with as simple and fast as I possibly can. I´m new in this "buisseness" and have no tech skills reguarding what´s good and what´s not, but I need a new portable rig since the one I reacently bought doesn´t really do it for me. I have as we speak a Sansa Clip+ and a Icon Mobile that I use as both portable amp and usb dac at home, to that I connect either HD555 or DT770 Pro/80 depending on if I´m out in public or at home. The 770 pro have approximately 130h on them now and I belive (fingers crossed) that they start to sound slightly better, I know thats not enough but its a start and I will later mod them with cable etc..
So it is specificly the 801 vs imod I want oppinions on right know.
1: Whitch is the better buy? (SQ, userinterface, problems etc..)
2: Where I can order one via Paypal towmorrow (if that is possible )
3: Where is the best place to buy one from if I´m in Sweden, and of course if there are multiple trustworthy good suppliers, whitch place is the cheapest when it comes to shippinmg fee. Preferably within EU since tax/customs fee is like 1/4 on the total amount if customs pick it up. (Those DAP´s are expensive enough as it is and I´m a poor man, have been working hard for a long time to be able to put aside money for this)
I was thinking, imod doesnt have any unnessesary electronics between line out and dac, right or wrong?
Is the hifiman 801 designed the same way but with better dac?
I don´t know much about portable players such as imod, but I know basicly nothing at all about 801? The only thing I do know basicly is that dac/components is better on 801 but it still is IMHO ugly as #[@"¤%¤ , way to big, have no video/photo support (?), and also can´t even run for one complete day at work when if I dont have access to charger. Need I say I hardly work 9-17 in an office, I work outside and rarely have access to electricity. But on the other hand I don´t work every day either and when I do I can see myself havin the small Clip+ with me as a backup, I´m not one of those persons that can use different set ups for different occations. I´m simply going to use the best one I have as much as I can, we are all different I´ll guess.
Is there a DAP that I havn´t even consider yet pherhaps? Either way, plese guide me in the right direction someone?
Edited by fark - 6/23/10 at 1:25pm