as some of you might know, some months ago (just 6 days over 3 months to be exact) I've moved from Europe to Thailand. Suffice it to say that I wasn't able to bring my "hifi" set with me.
I use the term "hifi" loosely, because it was a cheap creative kit combined with a good soundcard. While it wasn't the best I've ever heard, and my headphones are better than that, i did enjoy listening to it very casually. It just feels a lot more free than having a headphone on.
Just before I went I was able to get my hands on a sony pfr-v1. It had an amplifier with it and I thought, well might come in handy. When I got it i wasn't really that impressed. But now that I am in Thailand I'm really appreciating it. It is the next best thing to having real high end speakers at home. It really does sound a lot like not having an headphone on, especially the fact that you can watch tv and or hear others talking with the thing on your head.
I am however still getting some speakers though. While the headphones are great. Just one person will be enjoying it. major flaw in headphone design ;)