or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › Sansa Clip+: Do I Rockbox, do I need an amp, or both?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Sansa Clip+: Do I Rockbox, do I need an amp, or both?

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 

I'm planning to buy a Sansa Clip+ as a portable player and as I'm pretty new to these things, I had a few questions. 

 

First, do I rockbox or not rockbox the Clip+? From reading other posts, I've heard that there are no cons with rockboxing the Clip+, but I have heard a few say that the Clip+ doesn't need rockboxing.

 

Second, should I buy an amp for my Clip+? I'm on a bit of a budget (which is why I'm getting the Clip), and I would likely go with the FiiO E6. I'm using Shure SRH440s and I've heard both that I do need and that I do not need an amp. I would primarily use it for sound quality, as these headphones are loud enough for me through most devices.

 

So my ultimate question is, which is my best option?

 

-Unrockboxed Clip+ with no amp (just the Clip+)

-Rockboxed Clip+

-Rockboxed Clip+ with FiiO E6

-Unrockboxed Clip+ with FiiO E6

 

I would likely be using files from Windows Media Player which have been ripped from CDs. I mostly listen to 60s-90s rock and some rap. I'm pretty new to these things, so a simple answer would be appreciated. 

 

Thanks!


Edited by TRapz - 3/4/14 at 2:23pm
post #2 of 2

I put Rockbox on my Clip+ because I value all the other features it has and the control it gives me. I agree that there are basically no downsides to Rockboxing. 

 

As for whether you need an amp for the SRH440, I can't really say. The Clip+ sounds great with any in-ears I've tried, but they are probably more efficient than full size headphones. The main reason I use the Clip+ is for the super small size -- using an amp with it makes it less portable, regardless of how small the amp is. What I would suggest is to just start with the Clip+. You can always add the amp later, and if you are used to the sound without the amp, you'll be able to better appreciate the addition. 

 

Happy listening! :)

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › Sansa Clip+: Do I Rockbox, do I need an amp, or both?