how do you do ? i'm new here but i used to came here & read reviews & comparisons & so on ... first of all i'm asking for help in buying my first audiophile portable source & i don't know if i'm in the right section so admins please inform me if i'm in the wrong place.
i'm a beginner musician (violinist) & i listen to music too much maybe as much as i breath :) & the main genres i listen to is Baroque, classical, romantic, modern, jazz ( & any other kind involves full orchestra)
my main music source till date is my old phone nokia n95 8gb & some panasonic earphones (don't remember the specific model) ... & right now i wanna make a big move in my listening & jump into the audiophile field ... i did some research & knew that cowon are one of the best in terms of sound quality & wanted to get an x7 mainly for the SQ that every body describing & because it will carry a lot of my flacs then for the amazing battery life & the ability to drive cans to a reasonable level (I'm planing on getting the Senny HD 598) ... now i'm reading other posts that comparing Sansa clip + to other cowons such as j3 and says it maybe exceeding cowons in SQ without any sound tweaks (which is what i prefer to listen to music as it had been played exactly) .... so i want your opinion especially if some body have the two of em ... my priority is sound quality & instruments separation & of course i won't mind paying less $$ for a better SQ
so please help which is better in terms of SQ & instrument separation (un amped & without EQ) the Cowon X7 or the Sansa Clip + ( considering i'll be using sennheiser hd 598 or hd 518)
thanks & best regards :)
Edited by Meshail - 9/15/12 at 12:53pm