I don't want to give the impression i haven't searched for answers, i have and i'm, but everyones circumstances are unique and i'm trying to gather some specific advice.
I'm attempting to become a audiophile, by which i'm playfully saying someone who loves music and actual invests time and money in respecting it. I'm going to be posting in several forum threads in order to isolate the different aspects of this process but some common theme's will remain to each section.
My music preferences are largely: trance with vocals and post hard core. I also listen to a lot of audio books (but i doubt that will change anything)
My music listening time is:sitting,computer games,TV watching (a wireless option would allow this)driving, walking, running and intense exercise (punching/kick bags, down-ups, weight lifting, etc...) i’m largely mobile when i’m listening to music.
My current equipment is my Droid X - I had hoped to keep this as my source player as i take a lot of phone calls through out the day.
My current music library is mp3’s i downloaded from itunes.
I had three solutions before i started to throw out this plea for help
Solution A: Sleek Audio CT7 and their wireless adaptor then use a mic adaptor from monster.
Solution B: Etyomatic HF2 + Sennhesier PMX 680
Solution C: Fx-Sport (not yet out)
My Budget for my process of becoming an audiophile is max 1,000-1,500. Which needs to encompass (i assume) a DAP (unless the community thinks my droid x is sufficient), portable amp (i assume...), and a pair of headphones or IEMs (i’m leaning towards iems or custom iems)
So a general question common to all is what percentage of money should be devoted to what (DPA. amp, headphones/iem) to maximize my goals?
Keep in mind that mobility is important to me :)
So honestly i don’t know much about amps... but my basic question would be
1. how much money to spend on a amp vs headphones and DPA
2. Could they work with a wireless system (i’m sure some people are going to gasp at the concept)
3. What amps should i consider? honestly i’m not even sure where to start until i get advice on the other two parts (DPA and headphones).
Thanks a ton!
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