I've recently pulled the trigger on a pair of AH-D7000's, and while I know my setup will be FAR from optimal, I mean to try to prepare for adjusting my existing audio equipment as best as possible until I can purchase an amp and alternate music device. So, what I am looking for is advice on how to get the best audio quality out of my headphones being played from an non-amped iphone 3GS.
I have windows 7, access to the original CDs (which if I am told how I can check to see if any are recorded at above average quality), my iphone 3GS, and headphones.
As I am using an iphone, I will likely need to use itunes in order to get the music onto my playing device. What software settings should I use, and what EQ settings should I use (lets assume trance type music to simplify if there are a variety of "best" settings for different genres)
Any advice on the above would be appreciated. If there is a thread already covering this issue, I will gladly accept a link. I tried to search but the website kept giving me errors.
I'm also still fielding recommendations for which amp to buy. I'm not looking to spend a lot, and the rig must be portable. Right now I am looking at the Fiio series, either the E7, or E11. If I don't mean to walk around with a laptop to use as a DAC, would it be best to have a combo DAC/Amp? Any recommendations in the Fiio series, or similarly priced competitors would be welcome (My thanks to MLE for his initial recommendations). Finally, recommendations for a dedicated portable audio device would also be useful. Space is going to be SPARSE on my 16 gig 3GS, but I don't mind walking around with only a few CD's worth of high quality music, and swapping it out from time to time.
Edited by Evarin - 12/20/11 at 5:00am