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200$ budget for portable audio rig

post #1 of 49
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Title pretty much says it all. I listen to all sorts of metal, and that's pretty much it.

 

This'll be my first true "audiophile" setup, apart from my hd555s and ad700s at my house.

 

I need earbuds since they are a lot lighter and just look nicer in public.

 

I've been considering a sansa fuze + RE0 combo. I only need 8gbs of space anyways.

 

I wanted to know what you guys think, if I can get the equipment from amazon.com that'll be prefered

post #2 of 49

You'll really dig the fuze and re0 setup.  I have a clip and re0, and sometimes I use a fiio e5 with them (for a little extra bass), but its not necessary.  Also, I use sony hybrids with the RE0's, so make sure you buy some comfy tips as well.

post #3 of 49
Thread Starter 

sounds good. My whole goal of this is to surpass the cookie cutter beats *gasp* itouch config

post #4 of 49

If you already have an itouch, skip on the fuze. It won't sound much better that it would justify the additional money spent on another DAP.

post #5 of 49
Thread Starter 

I don't own any mp3 player as of now

post #6 of 49

Oh, than get the Fuze. Make sure you buy the Fuze, and not the new Fuze+.

post #7 of 49
Thread Starter 

that still leaves me w/ 60$ left with my budget. Is a portable amp worth it? I can spend more $$$ for one if it's worth it. I'd like to get as much life as this thing will provide being the price I'm paying for this set up. So if it'll last 2-3 years taken care pretty well, then I'll be happy

post #8 of 49

I doubt a $60 portable amp is going to give much of an improvement. Why not get a better IEM instead?

post #9 of 49
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like I said, if a portable amp is worth it / more important than an mp3 player, then I an get  a sansa clip + 100$ dedicated amp + RE0

post #10 of 49

Generally, a portable amp cannot be considered *worth it*. You would generally get better value for money investing that $100 into a better IEM than the RE0. I strongly suggest getting the Fuze instead of the Clip+, while i love mine, navigating 100s of songs on the clip+ small screen is a pain.

post #11 of 49

There are no good amps for $60. I would suggest to just get better IEM's. 

 

Or get a uDac for your home setup if you don't have one. 

post #12 of 49
Thread Starter 

well, what IEMs would you recommend besides the RE0? 

 

If It matters, the music that I'll be using will be from the artist's retail CDs, so it'll be the highest  quality possible I guess 

post #13 of 49

The RE0 is really really good.  Don't count it out. 

post #14 of 49

Go all out and get a used TF10. 

post #15 of 49
Thread Starter 

I heard the TF10s noise canceling can be a bit dangerous though

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