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Cowon Z2 or iPod Classic 160GB with The Shadow?

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Hi all.....I need to buy a new portable player and I'm stuck between the Cowon Z2 or the iPod Classic 160gb. I'll be using Shure SE535 IEMs. On there own, from what I've read, there is no comparison. The sound quality on the Cowon is way superior. So for me, I'd go with the Cowon. However, this is my dilema. I recently bought a Ray Samuals Shadow amp that I currently use with my old iPod Classic 80gb. From what I understand I would not be able to use the Shadow on the Cowon Z2 and therefore it will become an expensive paper weight.

 

So, my question is will the Cowon Z2's sound quality still be superior to an iPod Classic using the Shadow portable amp?

 

Cheers!!

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I recently tested a ipod 6G and just received a ipod 5G and prefer the sound of both over my Cowon Z2.  I used a Fiio L9 LOD for both ipods to a JDS Labs C5 amp out to AKG K550 headphones.  I'm also running Rockbox on both of them.  Both of the ipods sound fuller and more detailed than the Z2.  I know you're looking at the ipod 7G and it's not an exact comparison, but I think the ipod sound is generally the same across the different generations.  Hope this helps.

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Hi all.....I need to buy a new portable player and I'm stuck between the Cowon Z2 or the iPod Classic 160gb. I'll be using Shure SE535 IEMs. On there own, from what I've read, there is no comparison. The sound quality on the Cowon is way superior. So for me, I'd go with the Cowon. However, this is my dilema. I recently bought a Ray Samuals Shadow amp that I currently use with my old iPod Classic 80gb. From what I understand I would not be able to use the Shadow on the Cowon Z2 and therefore it will become an expensive paper weight.

 

So, my question is will the Cowon Z2's sound quality still be superior to an iPod Classic using the Shadow portable amp?

 

Cheers!!

post #3 of 3
Get the iPod, rockbox it and get a pure silver LOD. You'll be a happy person with that setup!
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