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Portable set up to open up my old crooners....

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Currently using an ipod classic with etymotic er4 or ATH M40's.

I find it sounds good with modern music but my Sinatra, matt munro and elvis stuff sounds a bit constrained. The same stuff played through my hifi sounds amazing.

So, what combination should i try ? Can a portable set up ever sound as good as my hi fi?
Happy to save up for the right gear, i just need direction. Feeling a bit disappointed at the moment.
Please advise
post #2 of 10

What's your budget?

 

What are you willing to replace?

 

What is the format of your music?

 

What is the vintage(s) of your tracks?

 

The early Elvis tracks are not very well recorded by even semi-modern standards.  By the late 50's that began to change.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for replying.
Budget very flexible - i am willing to spend as much as i need to.
Happy to replace all equipment if necessary and start again.
Music is apple lossless, but also stored on my pc as flac files and can convert them to any format recommended.

My tracks for elvis are mainly his 70's stuff. Sinatra i have some of the mobile fidelity produced cd's. All sound amazing on my hi fi.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Oh, and should have said headphones need to be closed back so as not to annoy the family or passengers when commuting
post #5 of 10

Others will be of more help with IEM options.  For headphones to be used on the go, I recommend the PSB M4U 1, NAD VISO HP50, Focal Spirit Pro or Sony MDR 7520.  See:

 

 http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/two-strike-zone-focal-spirit-professional-and-spirit-classic 

 

 http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/i-love-these-headphonesthe-nad-viso-hp50

 

The 7520 is a great studio can with a detachable cable that has compatibility with a standard 1/8" male to 1/8" male cable.

 

You might also want to upgrade you player to something like the iBasso DX50.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

thank you. I will check them out.

What do you think of the fiio x3? Is it in the same league as the ibasso? 

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by thelastjoker View Post
 

thank you. I will check them out.

What do you think of the fiio x3? Is it in the same league as the ibasso? 


I do only limited on the go listening these days.  So can't help you much comparing the various options from Cowan, Fiio and others.

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

ok. thank you. Am reading up on the headphones now. 

Hopefully someone else will come along and advise re the player.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

read the reviews of the headphones. Very impressive. Can't seem to see anyone selling the Sony MDR7520 in uk, I like the look of the NAD HP50 

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by thelastjoker View Post
 

ok. thank you. Am reading up on the headphones now. 

Hopefully someone else will come along and advise re the player.


You should join the discussion in the Portable Source Gear sub-forum under the Equipment Forums here for information and advise on your player.

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