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hi guys i've been a reader not for long enough to say that i am understand audio

after i read this, as a noobs in audio world i purchased sennheiser hd 439 and my mobile galaxy note2 as my player
i do not satisfied with the sound on note 2 since it doesn't have enough volume even at it full volume and if i increase the bass the sound become very awfully bad
so i bought fiio e11 to help the volume and bass issue

and this is why i need help smily_headphones1.gif
after a while i become crazy about sound quality and can't stop thinking to buy this and to buy that

i already ordered sennheiser ie80 for my ear in as it is much smaller then headphones so it would help in my outdoor activities without take to much attention smily_headphones1.gif and thinking to upgrad my headphones for home usage and traveling purposes
and searching like mad for mp3 player cowon j3 to bad it discontinued already frown.gif

these are my questions

1. what mp3 player do you suggest for my mp3 player since it is seems like impossible to find for brand new cowon j3, i am planing to buy cowon x9 instead
... but is it not much differences in sound quality? or the differences is pretty noticable? if not cowon x9 which mp3 player do you guys recommend? for sound quality wise only

2. i also read that if i bought cowon j3 u do not need an amp as it wont do any differences... how about in cowon x9 ? do i still need an amp? i read for sometimes and many says that e17 has better in amp wise than e11? so let's say if i bought cowon x9 do i need to but e17 to improve the sound quality?

3. i am replacing the hd 439 for my traveling purpose such as listen music in the plane, at the hotel but mainly for the plane issues since the waiting so much boring, so which close back headphones should i get? i have budget for good headphones < $500, 1st i am thinking for hd 650 for many of its good reviews but some says it's an open back and will annoy passenger on plane biggrin.gif so i guess the senns hd 650 seems not an option

the songs which i listen to is almost all gender ( metal, rock, rnb, trance, jazz, instrumental ) except pop and hip hop

thank you for your concern and sory for my bad english smily_headphones1.gif
post #2 of 2

Hi CoCoon

 

I can only really help you with your third question as I've never used a Cowon product.

For traveling, I would not used the Sennheiser HD650 as you said, it is open back design. The main problem with it is not that someone else will hear your music but rather even you can not hear it due to the plane/ambient noise.

 

AKG K495NC looks very stylish and also has noise cancelling properties so I may give that a quick look and it is well within your budget.

 

Hope that helps

 

James

 

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