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