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post #571 of 1877
My Shure SE215 were stolen and the price here in UK has become stupid (gone up from £75 to £100 since I bought mine) so for a replacement I got these discounted Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi. I also noticed how 64GB SDXC cards have become affordable so I upgraded from my 32GB card at the same time.



Cost (all prices include delivery)

Refurbished 8GB Fuze+: £20.98
Sandisk 64GB micro SDXC: £34.99
Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi: £27.95

Total: £83.92 which is US $134.43 or €99.41

I find it amazing to have a high capacity, high quality playback system for a relatively modest sum.
post #572 of 1877
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Originally Posted by julian67 View Post

My Shure SE215 were stolen and the price here in UK has become stupid (gone up from £75 to £100 since I bought mine) so for a replacement I got these discounted Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi. I also noticed how 64GB SDXC cards have become affordable so I upgraded from my 32GB card at the same time.



Cost (all prices include delivery)

Refurbished 8GB Fuze+: £20.98
Sandisk 64GB micro SDXC: £34.99
Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi: £27.95

Total: £83.92 which is US $134.43 or €99.41

I find it amazing to have a high capacity, high quality playback system for a relatively modest sum.

 

Nice combo!

If I didn't have so many players I definitely would have bought a 64GB card by now. But any time I really need access to the majority of my collection I have the 80GB iPod 5.5G, so the rest of my line-up can remain smaller capacity.
post #573 of 1877
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Nice combo!
If I didn't have so many players I definitely would have bought a 64GB card by now. But any time I really need access to the majority of my collection I have the 80GB iPod 5.5G, so the rest of my line-up can remain smaller capacity.

What I like about microSD is that if I don't mind carrying the old 32GB card with me I can swap it with the 64GB so it's easy enough to have about 100GB of audio to hand. For a long time I'd wanted to upgrade my iRiver H140 and H340 to large capacity Compact Flash or SSD, had bought the necessary adapters and was waiting for the prices of good quality, high capacity CF and SSDs to tumble. Instead the price of microSDXC fell furthest and soonest and cheap players have got better so here I am using real budget kit and liking it a lot. I would love a new 6th generation iPod Classic 160GB (Rockboxed of course) but I can't justify the expense.

This combo of Fuze+ with SuperFi 5vi is very decent after time spent with Rockbox parametric EQ to get some life into the SuperFis but I would still like to do immense physical harm to the creeping crawling lower lifeform who stole my Shures. My Shures were distinctive due to some marks and the earphones and cable being of different colours and if I see them being worn I feel that the SuperFis were cheap enough that I could happily sacrifice them in using their cable as a garotte. All part of the joy of cheap gear.
post #574 of 1877
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by julian67 View Post

My Shure SE215 were stolen and the price here in UK has become stupid (gone up from £75 to £100 since I bought mine) so for a replacement I got these discounted Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi. I also noticed how 64GB SDXC cards have become affordable so I upgraded from my 32GB card at the same time.



Cost (all prices include delivery)

Refurbished 8GB Fuze+: £20.98
Sandisk 64GB micro SDXC: £34.99
Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi: £27.95

Total: £83.92 which is US $134.43 or €99.41

I find it amazing to have a high capacity, high quality playback system for a relatively modest sum.

That is a nice combo!

I could do with another Sansa player as there is no getting mine back from the wife... 

The Fuze+ doesn't seen to be too well liked around here is Rockbox supported on it and is it really that bad with the touch interface? Considering the C3's UI and interface I can't see it being to annoying to use. :D

post #575 of 1877
Fuze+ runs Rockbox very well. It's supported by the Rockbox installer so is easy to install. The touchpad is hugely better in RB than in Sansa firmware. I wrote a review of Fuze+ including using it running Rockbox: http://www.head-fi.org/products/sansa-fuze-8gb-black-mp3-player-sdmx20r-008gk-e57-black/reviews/9547

It isn't yet a stable Rockbox port and sometimes a daily build can have a bug but there are a couple of developers putting a lot of effort into Rockbox on the Fuze+ so bug reports do get turned around quickly. I'm running the daily build from Friday and have no issues at all. I reduce the touchpad sensitivity from default 13 to 10 and that's the only change I needed to make for the touchpad UI perfectly good for my clumsy paws. I would definitely recommend this player Rockboxed and I would choose it over the Clip+ or Zip or Fuze v2 but not at the new prices - refurbs are so cheap it's ridiculous.
Edited by julian67 - 9/22/13 at 6:23am
post #576 of 1877
Thread Starter 

Thanks!

I'll keep on the lookout for one and steal some money away from my tube fund. :D

post #577 of 1877

 

Sony NWZ S639 and JVC HA-S500. Amazing sound as long as you're not listening to gapless music. 

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post #579 of 1877


Budget fi practice time! Got a deal on the H200s that puts the whole rig at $175!
post #580 of 1877

I love how your head gear differs so much in such limited quality low budget market. I never though I would see half the stuff i saw here put together. I even wrote down some wonderful ideas.

Keep up the good work boys :beerchug:

post #581 of 1877
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Originally Posted by Don Lehrer View Post



That has to win the awards for the budget-fi ubiquity and for bang for buck, years 2009 to 2013 and counting....
post #582 of 1877


My first rig.
iPhone 3GS=$5
Go Dap 3=$20
JVC Hafx1x=$15
post #583 of 1877


Just received my PA2V2 in the mail today.
ATH M50s=$109
iPod Nano 6th Gen=Got as a gift
PA2V2=$65
Fiio L9=$12
post #584 of 1877

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Edited by gSP33D - 9/24/13 at 6:58pm
post #585 of 1877


Ferrari F340, gift from daddy/stolen/worlds luckiest ebay auction therefore value of $0/$0/$100 therefore is budget auto much like a 15 year old nissan QED.
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