Sony MDR-EX083 / Clip+ / 1024GB sd card.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 3/20/13 at 10:45pm
To be honest with you I don't listen to it all that critically. So there's the disclaimer. The t-Jays are on the bass-heavy side, although they definitely are revealing enough and the bass doesn't seem to overwhelm everything else. The shuffle is definitely not offensive. Doesn't have any hiss, button clicks or digital artifacts... so at the least its a serviceably clean sounding player. Honestly I haven't A/B'd it with my sansa clip.
Thats a nice looking rig you got there mate, if only the clip+ had been white as well :P
btw, I'm pretty sure those are MDR-EX082s, I have both EX082 and EX083 that came with my Walkmans. Pretty decent stock bundle headphones. I'm using my EX082s since 2007!
Yikes, the horribly muddy-sounding E3. Better off just Rockboxing the iPod and using the 10 band parametric EQ.
Thanks for the advice, I'll do it when i have time/can be bothered, or just upgrade the iPod and the amp :)
For my casual/regular use its pretty decent, I have written a review here - http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?p=632730#post632730 on my E474 8GB. It does what it does, nothing too outstanding, pretty 'decent' in typical Sony fashion. About the bundled IEMs, I still use the MDR-EX082 and the newer MDR-EX083 that I got with the E470. They EQ really well along with Sony Clear Bass. Pretty good stuff. If you're considering, I'd suggest the E475 16GB (sells around 100$ on Amazon I think).
Monoprice 8323 (MEP-839) - $16.50 - 25% off Sale @ Monoprice
Universal Headband $12 - eBay (Bought for a different headphone but ended up on the 8323's)
Pearstone Deluxe Velour Pads $20 - B&H (Also ended up on the 8323's)
DIY Headphone cable repurposed from leftover parts $5
FiiO E11 Amplifier $65 - B&H
S.M.S.L. W3 Silver Interconnect $20 - eBay
Colorfly C3 8GB - $110 eBay
32GB Lexar Class 10 µSD $20 - Futureshop Sale
Total $268.50 + taxes and shipping on some things depending on where you live.
Colorfly C3 > SMSL W3 Cable (Modded) > FiiO E11 > DIY Headphone Cable > Monoprice 8323's (The Budget-Fi King's)
Hey, I was thinking of picking up the 8323's and I was just wondering how they compare to the likes of the M50/Denon AH-D1100?
Will post my budget rig tomorrow ^_^