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Good headphones and a MP3 player.

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  1. Steevo

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106324

    These seem to have good reviews, and a friend has a pair and likes them, anyone else? Looking for something I can hook up and crank my music. I have a week of training in Iowa 18-22 and we get to drive. I am thinking my old MP3/Discman, or a laptop. Most MP3 players I have heard sound mediocre, not enough power to run a good set of headphones hooked up to them, unless anyone here knows of one that can actually power a set of good headphones.
     
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    I looked and found a Zune V Plus that is supposed to have 15+ hours of battery life and good sound with enough power to run a decent set of headphones.
     
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    The best affordable DAPs on the market today are the iRiver Clix2, Cowon D2/i7/U5, Sony A618 / A818, Trekstor Vibez. The Cowon players will definitely be able to drive those cans nicely. If you want good affordable and portable normal headphones I would try out the Sennheiser PX 100s. They have a formidable reputation. Otherwise you could also get a pair of in-ears, but they are more expensive compared to the performance level they offer.
     
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    my Zune powers the Senheisser HD202..
     
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    The Zune is probably one of the better, if not best, portable media players. It has a very nice headphone amp inside it. I use it with my Shure e3c's and they sound great. I highly recommend that combination.
     
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    For ease of use I am taking a laptop to do my Office schoolwork and getting a pair of th HD212's.
     
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    I got my headphones today, and after listening to them all that is to be said is WOW.




    Amazingly clear even at high volumes, deep bass, and precise. They start with good listening depth at a very low volume, and at a comfortable listening level they have enough bass you can feel the ear pieces rumble a bit. I tried a laptop at work, a triple A powered MP3 player, HD Audio off my work PC, and a dell at school, and now my home PC, all sound good, with the Turtle Beach powering them the best. I will have to try my Harman Kardon receiver and some other sources. The MP3 player was a bit underpowered and clipped at max volume. The rest did OK, sound quality varying with source as would be expected. Unless you want to crank it up no one will hear what you are listening to even if seated next to you. The laptop (Toshiba Tecra) was the only PC that I had to turn all the way up to get acceptable sound volume from when plugged into the Headphone port, the rest I used the volume control in Windows Media Player, and had it about half way up, and the Wave and Master volume in Control Panel turned up all the way.


    The only real complaint is the top end is a bit lacking, and the more volume you put to these the more bass you get the top end seems to benefit little from more power, so a small adjustment to the graphic equalizer was needed.
    Compared to other reference systems/headphones these would achieve a 9/10 for audio clarity and quality only coming short for the lacking in higher frequencies.
    Excellent performance and quality for the dollar 10/10.
    External sound deadening they are almost as good as most over ear headphones 8/10.
    Comfortable and highly adjustable fit small and large heads 10/10.


    They achieve my mushroom stamp of approval.

    After listening to a few rips that were done at 96K WMA from back when 40Gb harddrives were the largest you could buy, they sound like shit, really. Just like shit. Now there is a really good reason to finish updating all the older rips to higher quality.
     
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    96k ewwww.
    glad to hear you liked the Senns
     

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