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I have posted these same thoughts. The Shuffle has a great warmth and gets loud all by itself. Who would know by the looks of the 1st gen? They still sell em new in box old stock on Ebay last time I looked. Truly a deal.
At first I felt embarrassed to put my rig on here with all the awesome stuff I've seen on this thread.. . But I love my simple rig ... . Rockboxed Sansa Clip+, FiiO E5, FiiO L8, and my beloved VSonic VC02.. .
Wish I had a better LOD tho... . But this works..
Yes, I agree. The Clip is amazing. I gave up a Rocoo P to get it. No, I don't think that the Clip is better than the Rocoo, in fact I think the Rocoo ia better, just not 2x the price better. Sold my Rocoo, bought a Clip, and I still had extra money. Rockboxed it as soon as I got them and haven't thought of letting them go ever since.
The VC02 is just unbeatable at its price point. In fact, ljokerl has rated its sound 8.1/10, at par with IEMs at the 150USD price point, at only 30-35USD. But my adoration of this lil beast doesn't stem from the reviews as I was prolly one of the first 5 head-fiers to get them after reading the VC02 appreciation thread, before any review actually came out on any site, cept for one from a chinese site. It's based on my personal intimate experience with it. You should try it. It wouldn't cost you a lot and you might actually like it. There's very little to hate about it. It's a no-lose situation.
As for my rig, I wish I had a shorter LOD so that I plug the earphones on top of the rig and not at the side. But I don't have the DIY know-how, so... I have to make do with a L8... It works, though and I'm happy about my setup. Not bulky. Readily pocketable...
It really is all about personal tastes. "To each one his own." Glad you found it in a setup that didn't burn your pockets too much. Same with me. Budget-fi never sounded so good.