I recently upgraded from a zune 120 with ADDIEMs to UE Triple Fi 10s and a Hifiman 601. I looked long and hard to find what appeared to be the best value. The Triple Fi's are usually compared here to much more expensive IEMs (the MSRP on the Triple Fi's is much higher than what you can actually pay for them), and the HiFiman is....well, a Hifiman. My use is exclusively on the go. I listen on public transportation, and while working out (in the gym and running). When it's all said and done, these two pieces together are an ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE value.
All together I spent just over 400 USD with shipping for both the Hifiman and the IEMs (both new). Both are still available for that price several months later. That got me thinking:
Is there a better go-ANYWHERE rig available for ~400 USD?
PS...yes you can run with the HIfiman 601. I use a very cheap armband holder that I bought for a couple bucks. It was designed for an ipod, but it is really stretchy and holds the 601 very securely. I've run with it for 6-7 miles at a time and not only does it not bounce, but it's light enough that I forget it's there...and did I mention the sound is RIDICULOUSLY good (as has been said exactly a jillion times on head-fi...there is no comparison with the more popular sources).