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Hi all, So basically, I'm stuck on the train for 3 hours a day this year commuting to university.
I need a decent portable rig for the train.
My home rig consists of Shure srh940/Kef C40 ->Akai Am2350 (old ass receiver) ->samsung dvd player (My good cd player died on me, and I can't justify the outlay right now with uni bills racking up)
However I can justify a portable rig. My sanity is important.
Things to consider:
This rig will be used entirely on the train. ie lot's of noise there, and I'll be sitting still.
I listen to alot of metal and jazz, at sensible volumes
My cd collection is being ripped into FLAC right now, so I need FLAC playing, and storage for around 300 albums in flac.
I would like a DAP with expandable memory, a simple dap:computer interface, I currently only use foobar on windows 7, and don't want to change that
I want something solid. I hate bits of gear that physically feel flimsy. I need some iems, and due to the train atmosphere they need to isolate well.
All up I'm willing to spend about $500US, or 320quid all up, that's DAP and IEMS
I don't feel the need for a portable amp or dac, so if you want to tell me otherwise, you'd better be convincing about it.
yup, that's about it, thanks for any input :]

Edit: Also iem's MUST have a detachable cable. I hate it when nice things are ruined/need repairing because of broken cables, replaceable ones are much better imo


Edited by PleasantNoise - 2/8/13 at 1:20am
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Something like Cowon C2 may possibly suit you well.

Although it's main focus is sound quality it will also play videos if you ever become bored on the train. It's build very strong too, solid. The UI can be a little bit of a hassle but nothing to die over. You get them in different internal storage capacity's and they support SD card, play FLAC. Have a look at those, see what you think.

They're rather small, I'm just thinking three hours on a train may interested the video option on the side.. If I remember rightly you can throw AVI video format straight on them. Their main focus is music though, 50 hours from a charge, jet effects 3.0.
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Something like Cowon C2 may possibly suit you well.

Although it's main focus is sound quality it will also play videos if you ever become bored on the train. It's build very strong too, solid. The UI can be a little bit of a hassle but nothing to die over. You get them in different internal storage capacity's and they support SD card, play FLAC. Have a look at those, see what you think.

They're rather small, I'm just thinking three hours on a train may interested the video option on the side.. If I remember rightly you can throw AVI video format straight on them. Their main focus is music though, 50 hours from a charge, jet effects 3.0.


 Hey, they look pretty good, I honestly don't care about video playback, I'd be happy with a 3 or 4 line black and white display if the price was right, and it was a solid DAP, I'm not a big tv watcher, I listen to music instead, hence why I like head-fi :]
liking the long playback time on the C2, and it's taking of full size sd cards..

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 Hey, they look pretty good, I honestly don't care about video playback, I'd be happy with a 3 or 4 line black and white display if the price was right, and it was a solid DAP, I'm not a big tv watcher, I listen to music instead, hence why I like head-fi :]

liking the long playback time on the C2, and it's taking of full size sd cards..

If that's the case then I will recommend Colorfly C3 as an option over the Cowon C2. Much better sound quality.
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And the colofly takes micro sd?

 


Edited by PleasantNoise - 2/8/13 at 1:46am
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And the colofly takes micro sd?

Yes, micro sd, 15 - 18 hours playback. Can be found on eBay, very popular on Head-fi.

Here is our Appreciation thread.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/637417/colorfly-c3-appreciation-and-discussion-thread
Edited by H20Fidelity - 2/8/13 at 1:51am
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