Hello. I am seeking some advice regarding consolidating my headphone collection to a single BA-type IEM such as the 1964 Quad or JH 10.
Right now I have three primary setups. Portable rig 1) Rockboxed Clip + with Shure 315 single BA IEMs, Portable Rig 2) Rockboxed Ipod Class 160gb - Fiio E11 - Shure 315s or Denon D2000s, and Home Rig) Laptop - Nuforce Udac 2hp - Denon D2000s.
I use the Clip+ and the Shures 75% of the time. Its just too easy and sounds pretty damn good. I bought the Ipod based portable rig to power the Denons on the go, but rarely use it. I only use it now to power the Shures in the office. The Denons are wonderful, but not very portable. The laptop/denon setup is used only at home when I really want to get into the tunes. I feel like I don't use the Denon's enough to justify having them sit in a drawer waiting for the occasional hour or two a week of use. That said, their sound is very in line with my taste.
I am considering selling the Shures (my first BA iem), the Ipod/Fiio, and the Denon's and buying a high end IEM. I would drive it from the Clip+ (FLAC files of course) and the laptop Udac combo.
Have any of you consolidated to an IEM only setup? Can you achieve the same dynamics with an IEM that you get with a full sized can?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts,
Edited by orbilius - 12/26/11 at 7:37pm