Another thread has led me to this question. Given the choice of only these two combinations in a portable rig which would you opt for? I have chosen the items because they are widely regarded as exceptional in their own right (or very popular and versatile in the case of the iPod!)
Hypothetically it would be a rig you could not change and would have to live with for a while.
It boils down to cheap source expensive headphone or expensive source cheap headphone?