I am looking for some help improving my current audio setup..
My current "setup" (if you can call it that...):
* Sources: Asus G60j laptop/iPod touch 3rd Gen
* Old Grundig stereo my parents gave me with two rather big column speakers
* Sony MDR-V6 headphones/Sennheiser MX 160 Earbuds (I can't wear IEMs, the vaccuum they create makes me really really really uncomfortable..)
Right now I plug the stereo into my laptop via an RCA cable and switch it to the V6 whenever I need to not make as much noise (nighttime, etc.), since the headphone output in the stereo is busted.
Also since I work away from my home town I travel by bus for 3+ hours twice almost every weekend and there I just plug the V6 or the MX160 into the iPod.
Is there a way of improving both my mobile and stationary audio playing situations?
The budget depends on what I actually can change here for the better...
I'm not really sure if I can get any more from either of the situations without getting better headphones or different sources :|
I really could use a little more bass in the stereo, specially since I use it for movies as well.. The built-in EQ isn't that customizable as it has a bunch of presets that don't really change much from each other..
Also are there any better alternatives to these earbuds that aren't IEMs?
I'm also in the process of changing my music collection to better audio quality files such as FLAC and 320kbps mp3 when I can't find a FLAC source. Re-tagging most of my music so the FLAC player can do its job is still bumming me out so this is a slow process for now, but I'll eventually get there.. itunes can be a real pain in the ass sometimes :|
If you think it will help I can post some pictures of the actual setup when I get home (I'm at work now). I couldn't find any info on the stereo online..
Thanks in advance, if you need any extra info just say so :)