Originally Posted by Anaxilus
Maybe if you ever get something better than the Sennheiser MX580 earbud you'll be able to relate.
Apparently some think the Sennheiser MX580 earbuds sound good w/ Sansas. I don't prefer the Clip+ SQ rockboxed or not but the best sounding IEM I have heard from it is the Brainwavz M1 (Eq'd). Many like the M2/Visang 03 which I have not heard.
Might try all or some of those when finances allow just for comparison. Only tried the Clip with Senn's PX100's and 200's, Koss Portapros / KSC 35/75's, Yuin PK3's, PK1's, Grado SR80's and Triple-fi Pro's. For some reason, maybe on a synergy level, where each complements the other, I still prefer using the clip with the Senn MX580's even over the triple-fi's. The triple-fi's, in my world, just bonded with my Ipod classic and in order for me to be satisfied with the sound coming out of my touch, I need the triple fi-'s used with a fiio E1 mini amp. Go figure!
When you get older, I don't know how much sound changes to the ears, but I've found I need to work a bit harder at finding the best sound to come out of a player when using the type of earphones / IEM's I have in my possession and when I think about all the purchases I've made in the the last few years, I've realized that I've been sending a lot more stuff back due to being unsatisfied with the sound. I could be just imagining it or remembering it differently, but for all the players I've owned from the old school stuff like Creative's Zen line, the Rio Karma, various Cowon and Iriver players, to me, I just remember things being a lot less complicated finding the best phone match in order to get the best sound out of a player. Probably too many rock concerts have contributed to how I hear sound differently now and I was probably less picky back then, but in this case, all I can say is that a $45 player ( Sansa Clip 8GB plus from a Dell special ) with a $15.00 16GB micro expansion card and a $30.00 pair of MX580's have been joined together and put a big old smile on my face. That's got to count for something.
Sorry to go off topic Swbf2cheater!!