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Just ordered UE18s, but am considering upgrading my curent PMP (160gb iPod classic 7th gen, 2009)

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As of right now I am using the 7th gen (the 2009 version) ipod classic 160GB, with the *shivers* included earbuds (couldn't afford anything better until recently). I decided to go for the UE 18s, as I was told they were the best IEMs ever.

Now I realized tonight that the ipod might not even be able to output a good enough SQ to satisfy my 'golden ears' (which have saddly been damaged over the years, but are still better than anyone elses ears I know).  I am looking for a high storage capacity (willing to upgrade with a microSDHC) PMP, but I also want the best quality... I have no problem with swapping out microSDHC cards if that accomplishs the high capacity I desire.

I am ill experienced in the world of audiophiles, as I just stumbled upon this forum.  Any help would be much appreciated! :)

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Hi there, welcome to headfi :)

 

Since you already own an ipod, you could consider getting a good Lineout-dock-cable aka LOD and a good amp.

 

The ipod SQ through the lineout(bottom) is certainly good but not the best. Getting an amp and a LOD will improve the sound alot especially since you're using the UE18 which require a modest amp to drive its potential.

 

Hope this helps :)

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Hi there, welcome to headfi :)

 

Since you already own an ipod, you could consider getting a good Lineout-dock-cable aka LOD and a good amp.

 

The ipod SQ through the lineout(bottom) is certainly good but not the best. Getting an amp and a LOD will improve the sound alot especially since you're using the UE18 which require a modest amp to drive its potential.

 

Hope this helps :)

 

Without the amp, would I hear a 'hiss'?  (also could somebody explain what that is... or point me towards a glossary?)

 

EDIT 1: I was also thinking about an Elite TWag replacement cable too... but I am unsure if it would be worth the money.

 

EDIT 2:  If Logitech lets me, should I change my order to the new in-ear reference monitors?  Or are UE18s better?

 

EDIT 3: Can I rockbox my 7th gen?  Would this increase my SQ?


Edited by ScorchedIcee - 8/31/10 at 4:02pm
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EDIT 3: Can I rockbox my 7th gen?  Would this increase my SQ?


Nope.

 

Also Im curious to know why you went with UE?

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Nope.

 

Also Im curious to know why you went with UE?

 

I went with the UE18s because I was told by a good friend that when it comes to earbuds, the UE18 IEMs are the best SQ.

 

Also, I did just rockbox my old 4th gen 20GB... fiddling around with it now... if only I knew the mAh of the battery....
 

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I went with the UE18s because I was told by a good friend that when it comes to earbuds, the UE18 IEMs are the best SQ.


I would do my own research before lumping out such a large amount of money.

Consider this. Jerry Harvey who established UE sold it and founded JH Audio which now makes the JH-16 and JH-16. In recent months (6+) I've heard  never ending praise towards these two high end monitors (and the rest of the JH line) but not much about UE for quite some time.

 

So yeah sorry to rain on your parade.

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I recently got the UE11 which I have been really enjoying.  I just got the Elite TWAG replacement cable on Saturday and wow am I happy.

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I would do my own research before lumping out such a large amount of money.

Consider this. Jerry Harvey who established UE sold it and founded JH Audio which now makes the JH-16 and JH-16. In recent months (6+) I've heard  never ending praise towards these two high end monitors (and the rest of the JH line) but not much about UE for quite some time.

 

So yeah sorry to rain on your parade.


Vide the progeny of the unlikely union of UE and Capitol Records as covered by Jude. I feel the winds are shifting, but briefly.

 

I personally can't wait for my JH5's to arrive.

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I would do my own research before lumping out such a large amount of money.

Consider this. Jerry Harvey who established UE sold it and founded JH Audio which now makes the JH-16 and JH-16. In recent months (6+) I've heard  never ending praise towards these two high end monitors (and the rest of the JH line) but not much about UE for quite some time.

 

So yeah sorry to rain on your parade.


Thanks a lot for that... So happy I did not send in the molds yet 

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Ha I'm glad you didn't blow up in my face. I suggest you look into it more, that's all. Either way I'm sure you'll be super happy with them!

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Ha I'm glad you didn't blow up in my face. I suggest you look into it more, that's all. Either way I'm sure you'll be super happy with them!


Ha, I appreciated your feedback.  I'm glad you pointed me to JHA, otherwise I would have been dissapointed sometime down the road.

 

Now when I get around to replacing my MP3 player, I am looking for something that can do the following

 

 - Have large capacity (or swappable / expanable memory)

 - Play FLAC

 - Usable.

 - Fit in my pocket

 - Connect to a car

 

Any suggestions?

post #12 of 12

Before I get carried away... how much are you happy to spend?

Also when you say large capacity, how big do you mean? eg. 16gb + expandable is big or not?

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