my klipsch Image X1s have died after eight months of my previous pair, and although they are still under warranty, i want to try something different. i've read that the re-zeros out-perform more expensive earphones, and they are not too cheap, but not too expensive, either. i will be using them with my sandisk sansa clip+ which has rockbox on it. i don't bother with the equalizer on rockbox - as i don't know where to begin, and in all honestly, cannot be bothered fiddling with it - should i? i'm not really an audiophile, but even i know some detail is missing with cheaper earphones - plus they're often very uncomfortable to use over long periods of time. i listen to a combination of rock, punk, post-punk, and a bit of electronic music - i'm not terribly sure if i should choose the re-zeros over the re0s... oh, and, should i bother buying a portable amp? like the e11? bearing in mind the sansa clip is very small, and i'll sometimes be using it on public transport, i'm not sure if i should bother.
so, in summary:
- currently have klipsch x1s/s1s - want to upgrade to either re-zeros or re0s. listen to punk, post-punk, rock and a bit of electronic, either in .ogg or .m4a at 192 or 256 kbps vbr. not sure which set to choose.
- is it worth it using rockbox's equalizer? i have no idea what settings to use if so.
- should i buy a portable amp - is it really worth it, bearing in mind it might be an inconvenient given how small the clip+ is.
thanks very much for any help anyone can give - i'd really appreciate any advice.