Oh yeah, with a Zune HD I imagine you could go ampless for sure. My guess is that thing is even better at driving headphones than the Ipod Touch. I imagine also something like the Cowon S9 could drive the DJ100 with ease. I had the old Zune and didn't like it at all. Looks like Microsoft finally got it right.
DJ100 ampless with my Ipod Touch isn't too bad and quite good, but I still like to include an E5.
BTW good luck at making any sense of that mess of wires in the cup
I use a Zune HD and it does a mighty fine job and even at half volume I rarely have to turn it up more. Plus the Zune HD is a smoother sounding player and I like that. I can see how the ipod didn't do it as it's a weak player to begin with.
I was planning on putting a small ring of Dynamat Extreme around the inside of the cup (cut a thin circle out of a circle of Dynamat Extreme). Then I was going to use a small circle of self adhesive felt and place it in the center of the cup. The acoustic fiber would be an experiment on my end.
For the recable I was going to leave the right drivers wire alone but just get rid of the switch somehow. Maybe just snip wires (if there are any to snip). I didn't plan on taking out the routing wire at all.
Edited by tdockweiler - 10/22/11 at 4:51pm