Hello everyone, I am new to the forums (even though I've been lurking for a long time now) and I've seen a lot of people pairing the Sansa clip +/zip, with the Fiios e11. I currently own a pair of Monoprice 8323's and I was wondering if these 20 dollar headphones would serve me well. My only complaint about the Monoprice headphones is that they are a bit cumbersome to carry around, and I was wondering if there were any recommendations for an IEMs that would compliment this humble little setup. I am unable to hear any differences when listening to mp3ornot.com and it makes me a little hesitant to take the plunge into the world of hi-fi, my body nor my wallet is ready. I am not sure if my failure to notice the differences is due to my set up, or because of my lack of knowledge in what to listen for. I am also concerned about cable quality, will buying a better cable to connect the Sansa Clip to the Fiios E11 or the cable that connects the Fiios E11 to my Monoprice significantly affect sound quality? Finally, as an alternative to buying new IEMs, I was considering buying http://www.turtlebeach.com/product-detail/ear-cushions-parts/x31-dx11-x11-ear-cushion/275 to replace my stock ear pads. Would it be worth it, or should I just try to find a better set of headphones? The prospect of purchasing the rig and keeping my Monoprice makes me feel like I'm putting 600 dollar rims on a 500 dollar car.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to reading all your recommendations.