Shock I say....
After years of using generic earphones I decided to ask a few questions/read a few reviews and bought myself a pair of JVC xtreme xplosives -FX101.
I first tried them on my iPhone the only album I had on their was Selena Gomez (blush) the track was 'who says'.
The volume was quite high....I had stuck blue-tack under the silicone tips for perfect fit (a tip I got from Head-fi).
THUMP! Went the base......eh??????? I had to touch my head because I didn't realize a tiny pair of earphones could produce such a base vibration sound....I was totally blown away. And i still am.
I could hear the cellos perfectly, the raindrop synths sparkling here there, and what a voice, I noticed so many nuances, UNBELIEVABLE? THE TREBLES, MIDS & OOOOOOOH WHAT A BASE.
Never has audio quality taken such a leap for such a small price.
I read MANY reviews here, and most people use an amp. My first thought was, 'well if I amp these babies up....they'll blow my freeeeking ears off'
However having read soooooo many reviews about amps reducing background hiss, and improving sound-stage...I didn't want to dismiss the idea.
I thought I might part with a few £s 1) because the audio from the pinout on the iPhone is meant to be wayyyyy better quality. 2) because the background hiss is something I've always put up with...I might be in for another wonderful experience; to hear music coming from a 'black' ground (???). & 3) because I did a little surfing and found that £25 could buy me a cable and amp that wouldn't take up to much pocket estate. (Fiio E06 and a line out dock cable L9 - Amazon.co.uk)
I believe I already got THE best headphones at the price (thanks to head-fi).
My Question: Is this (Fiio E6 & L9) also the best set up for this price?
Thank you ALL headfiers....I have learned so much here....Thank you, Thank you and Thank you again!
Edited by popcorn - 11/25/12 at 3:12pm