- May 15, 2004
Hi folks, my second thread! Woot! Once again I'd like to say that this forum is absolutely amazing in regards to knowledge and support. After thinking about upgrading my home system I decided to create the ultimate portable setup, within reason.
I will use a NJB3 most likely, but the Ipod, Ihp, and Zen are still in the running. For headphones I will use one of my three pair, the HD650's, the rs-2's or the MDR-CD3000's with a portable amp, or the Ultimate Ears UE-10 PRO (the point of the post.) I do not want a DAC, since I have heard that adding a dac to a portable setup is a bit of a waste, but if you can convince me otherwise, please do.
My dilemma is whether to spend nearly $1000 dollars on the EU-10 PROS's. If I decide to get them, I would not have money for an amp for quite some time. But, if I use my CD3K's I would buy an amp for the NJB3.
Clearly, the question is if the UE-10 PRO's are worth the money. Will they sound better than the amplified CD3Ks? Do they have bass that could even compare to the CD3K's? Or would I be happier with my CD3K's and an amp, and maybe a pair of Etymotic ER-4P's. Thanks again for any insight you may offer