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Seeking suggestions for a portable solution for use at Chemotherapy

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I have been fighting a extremely rare and complicated case of germ cell cancer for the last two years. And after thinking I was in the clear my cancer has now returned with a vengeance :( Tumor in my pelvis is growing rapidly and my lungs are full of cancer nodules. I used to carry my hybrid mosfet/tube amp I built with a dragonfly DAC. It sounds very good, but I have to lug around my tube amp with a 12v SLA and my massive Dell precision workstation. This time around I will be doing high dose chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant so I will be much weaker and wont have the strength to lug all that around so I am looking at options to replace this setup. I used to make good money as the owner of a successful IT management firm, but I lost the business due to the unfortunate circumstances I was faced with and I have very little money now. With that said, I have a budget of about $500. I use music to help me focus and endure the pain so this will be an investment in my health believe it or not (I am in extreme pain as I write this). I was looking into a Japanese build Sony PHA-2 as a 'complete' solution because of its ipod/iphone/android integration and DSD forward compatibility. I also like the look and feel but I have not listened to one yet. I currently use a classic pair of classic MDR-v900 (back when they were epic), Sennheiser 280 HD Pro's or my lime green AGK Q701's. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions?

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this


Edited by micalux - 2/21/14 at 2:02am
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I was also looking into the Fostex HP-P1 but it looks to be too specific to apple products. If the optical out, was an optical in, and it worked with pc's and android, I would buy it for sure.

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Hoped I would get some input here, but I guess not :/

 

I will buy the PHA-2 and try it out. Hopefully it will suffice.

 

Take care an good luck.

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Hi, I would suggest the NAD VISO HP50, Focal Spirit Classic, Focal Spirit Professional, Sony MDR 7520 based on what I've been reading. I would imagine they would all be an improvement on the HD280 pro and they do not need amplification. The only thing to be aware of is that the Focals have earpads which are on the small side and some say have a tight clamp. Best wishes.

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