Advice for a new DAP to replace Voodooed Galaxy S1
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I love my Clip+, particularly the microSD card port-I can keep all my tunes in FLAC if I want. If you RockBox it, you can get really close to a line-level signal by setting the volume to +0dB, which is really nice if you choose to use a portable amp.
I'd personally advise to go with a cheap DAP (such as the Sansa) and possibly an entry-level amp as you have relatively modest IEMs (compared to some of the stuff out there, no intent to insult your gear)-the really high end players are geared towards those with thousand-dollar-plus custom-made headphones.
Welcome to Head-Fi. Sorry about your wallet.
I am aware the pr401 are modest, I would have upgraded those as the casing came loose and are already superglued together. Those won't last me forever, also because I put modded Shure olives on those....
But yea, wallet lol... can't buy all, source first
I could get the N3 for about 200 euro; which is actually very cheap because of the IEMs :).
Tthere is a Rocoo BA on ebay which I might be able to buy for 100 euro, but that is probably only suited for IEMS and not for headphones.
Sansa Clip+ would be about 46 euro's and would still be able to drive headphones with an amp.
I think I will either go the Clip+ with cheap amp or N3. :) Could the N3 power some headphones or would it still need an amp?
 Fiio X3 seems to be around the corner; as I need to save up cash anyhow I might just wait for that.
Edited by Warrior4Jah - 4/17/13 at 1:40pm