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The BEST portable rig possible regardless of price.

post #1 of 20
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Just curious as to what people think would be the best portable iem rig if money isnt a issue? 

post #2 of 20

Are you just talking iems? For me it would be westone es5 or jh16. Ify ou are talking full rig that is a hard one. I would an ipod classic with either a Fostex HP-P1 or cypherlabs algorhythm solo with a high end amp.

post #3 of 20

Bumping this thread as would also be interested to hear people's thoughts.

post #4 of 20

iPod Classic > CLAS > RSA SR-71B > Balanced Cable > UM Miracles -or- Merlins

 

-or-

 

iPod Classic > CLAS > JH3A > JH16's

 

Haven't personally listened to the JH3a setup, but I've heard very good things and I can speak for the first rig... Brilliant.

 

Personally, I'm waiting for ALO to release a balanced CLAS. It might be over a year away, but in the mean time I'm using a iPod > Zo2 > UM Miracle/Merlin...

 

My perfect setup is iPod > Balanced CLAS > ALO MK3 > Balanced Cable > UM Miracle/Merlin

post #5 of 20

No love for DX100?

 

Earsonics AMP911 sounds like an interesting TOTL amp that begs to be reviewed. 

 

averagejoe would also probably claim that the Spiral Ears 5-Way Reference is the best portable on the market. (well, not using those words, but you can tell from the way he describes them tongue.gif)

post #6 of 20

If you're looking for ultraportable, iPod Nano > RSA Shadow > JH16.  If brick-portable, I would go with iPod Classic > CLAS > SR-71B > JH16. 

post #7 of 20

Classic> Algorhythm solo> Fiio E17 (In love with the bass and treble boost)> 150 ohm resistor> And lastly a crazy 10+ driver custom IEM from either JH, UM, UE, Fisher, and others if they are able to make something like that.

post #8 of 20
Ipod touch -> Twag v2 LOD -> RSA Protector or SR-71b -> Balanced Twag v2 -> Unique Melody Zeus 10 driver monitors


i would use the crystal P cables but they actually suck, especially for 1200 dollars for an IEM cable, twag sounds better too.

oh and the zeus is litterally the best IEM i have ever listened too... but i still love the miracle and the JH16 just isnt my signature, but the ES5 and UE18 dont touch this guy
Edited by Evilcalyptic - 2/22/12 at 12:09pm
post #9 of 20

ibasso DX100 paired with UM Miracle - *Note* pure speculation on my part.

 

UM Zeus, where can you find those?

 

I guess if you don't listen to 24bit music you can settle for an iwhatever.

post #10 of 20

Mine will be the Jh3a/16  combo (already have) driven by the DX100(Preordered)


Edited by bozebuttons - 2/22/12 at 1:24pm
post #11 of 20

 

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Originally Posted by Kanashimu View Post

No love for DX100?

 

Earsonics AMP911 sounds like an interesting TOTL amp that begs to be reviewed. 

 

averagejoe would also probably claim that the Spiral Ears 5-Way Reference is the best portable on the market. (well, not using those words, but you can tell from the way he describes them tongue.gif)


Yes, that Earsonics amp is interesting.

 

And I claim the 5-way to be technically the best I have heard, but the Hidition NT-6 is not far behind at all.  I do think "the best" is what fits your preferences, which could be the NT-6, 5-way, JH-3A, MH334, etc.  From a source standpoint, I am very impressed with the 801 with the GAME card, but then I haven't heard the DX100 yet (nor the CLAS)...

 

And the Zeus is a one-off from my understanding and not an official model.

 

 

post #12 of 20

JH13 with a Hifiman HM-801 with the balanced card. No amp required.

post #13 of 20

The upcoming Alo Rx Mk3 with a CLAS might be one of the contenders. 

post #14 of 20

I got 4 OPA 627SM and 4 OPA 128SM in my iBasso PB2. Not that I am saying it's the best portable amp or sounded the best, but sure is expensive. 

post #15 of 20

Best for me because of the sound quality, form factor + crazy  battery life:

 

Studio V + Spiral Ear SE5

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