Classic > Solo > JH-3A > JH16s
Classic > Solo > Continental V2 > JH13s; AKG501; HE-500
Well, right now I have two CIEMs (JH13; JH16 with the JH3A and two full size headphones (AKG501; HE500) that I use regularly and, basically, the Solo CLAS improves the sound quality significantly for all four (just comparing sound quality with and without the Solo CLAS for all four phones). But then I think most DACs do, regardless. So, it boils down to if you want and can afford some sort of DAC and how that will impact the relative portability of your rig. For sound quality improvement, there is no argument for me.
Actually, I can put the rig in my cargo shorts pocket and not have them fall down! But, really, the rig is transportable rather than portable. I fly everywhere with it in my carry-on and when I need to get up and get around, I just stick it my pocket. It's not something you'd go on a long walk with!
Doesn't arrive till tomorrow. It's says on the website its about 6" by 4" by 1", I think; I'll post a picture, including a side by side with an ipod. It may help those of us who are looking for transportable solutions.
I have the 1G (160 GB), last month gave a 2G (120 GB - I opened for hdd check) to my sister and changed sockets and hdd on 3G, exept cover they look the same, I mean the hardware layout - only the thinner are harder to open :-) Main advantage of thinner is one platter hdd - if it drops to hard you can partition it and leave bad sectors out, of course you'll have to go back to OF
How did you partition the hdd?