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Anything ~$100 To Improve My Portable Setup?

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I recently ordered a Fiio X3 that I'll be using with my Shure SRH440 as a portable setup. I also just received a $100 Amazon gift card, but I really don't need anything from Amazon at the moment. If possible, I'd like to use it to improve my portable setup. I may be able to squeeze in another $20, but I'd like to stick with just the gift card if possible. Could anyone recommend anything that could improve my setup that can be bought on Amazon for ~$100 or is the X3/SRH440 better than anything from Amazon for ~$100?

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The Shure SRH440 is a very good headphone for the money. The X3 has the same amp and DAC hardware as the FiiO E17. I'd suggest holding onto the gift card, saving your money, and in a few months, get a new headphone that will be a significant upgrade over the Shures.

The other suggestion I would make is that maybe it might be nice to have some IEMs for when you don't want to carry your headphones?
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

The Shure SRH440 is a very good headphone for the money. The X3 has the same amp and DAC hardware as the FiiO E17. I'd suggest holding onto the gift card, saving your money, and in a few months, get a new headphone that will be a significant upgrade over the Shures.

The other suggestion I would make is that maybe it might be nice to have some IEMs for when you don't want to carry your headphones?

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Thanks for your suggestions. I was looking into the RE-400 for IEMs but I'm fine with the portability of the Shures except for the cord, which I might buy a shorter cord for. I likely wouldn't get much use out of them. I was planning on better headphones sometime within the next year, so I might save up for those. I'm very happy with the Shures, I'm not a basshead at all and love the clarity and detail of them. If anyone could throw in a couple recommendations for higher quality headphones with some of the same characteristics at around $200-$300, that'd be great. I don't need too many suggestions or any in depth reviews, I've got plenty of time before I buy a new pair. Recently I've been looking at the SoundMAGIC HP100. Non-Amazonwise, I was looking at the Mad Dogs. Would either of these be similar to the Shures and would they pair well with the X3? 

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