I was in NY for a SSBM event, and visited Manhattan, so I figured I'd do some demoing.
I've tried a bunch of sources, and no offense, but I don't think source changes how they sound very much, if at all, if the source has an adequate DAC. I ran them through my rockboxed Clip Zip.
Def. gonna check out Tempe some time, though.
I think that's the problem with my phone, though. The DAC seems to be absolute crap. Anything better than earbuds just sound like crap through it.
If you do decide to head up to Tempe, the place is right off the 10 and really easy to find. They're closed Sun-Mon and maybe only open by appointment on Sat; but they're really nice folks.
Edited by liquidzoo - 6/14/13 at 1:28pm