Originally Posted by tzjin
By the way, Sansa clip zip. I thought something looked off.
IEM's typically won't benefit too much from amping, but really do shine with a better source. If you are looking for transparency, the Clip is going to be one of the best for it's size. There are better sounding players, but usually they will be larger as well.
Oh ha, good catch. Not sure how that happened, it's sitting right in front of me too.
Originally Posted by JK1
The D2 is much larger than the Clip Zip and around quadruple the weight.
Yea that seems right - still it's one of the smaller well-regarded players. So am I to assume that, unless I spend the $1k on the Tera-Player, I simply won't get better sound out of a similar-size player? Somehow that doesn't seem possible - surely many audiophiles are concerned with portability as well...