Originally Posted by LaBrosse /img/forum/go_quote.gif I see, so I should go with the HD228?
I don't know, I haven't heard them. You should decide that.
You should search for some comparisons of the HD218 vs HD228, so you can read what people (,who own/have listened to them,) think about them. Then decide which one you prefer the most, after reading opinions about the two headphones.
Originally Posted by LaBrosse /img/forum/go_quote.gif I already did research on the HD2*8 line, I was only wondering if the HD218+amp combo would be cheaper and have better sound at the same time. Guess not. Thankee, good sir.
I see. Well, the Fiio E3 isn't really an amp imo. Rather a bass boost.
The HD238 sound more than ok (have them) but they leak like hell. If you ever want to wear them outside or inside near other people, go for the HD228. You can mod them and tweak the sound so they'll be closer to the HD238s, FWIR.
I use my HD 238s around the house and I have to say, in addition to sounding great, they're the most comfortable earpad headphones I've ever had, I've actually forgotten that I'm wearing them while sitting at my computer before. I haven't heard the 218 or 228 but headphone.com has short descriptions of each and they gush over the 228 more. Either one seems like a great choice at it's given price point.