Originally Posted by thoughtcriminal
Don't be too embarrassed. I haven't heard the vc02 but the clip is amazing. You're standing right at the edge of the cliff of diminishing returns
I'm there too. Clip zip > modified Sony mdr-v7 and there is nothing else ive heard under $200 to replace either piece that sounds enough better enough (and suits my personal taste) to justify the price. I keep hearing good things about modified t50rp though
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.