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I use my iPod 160gb. A Fiio E11 amp for all my headphone listening. Best surprise great find (deal) headphones are the Vleve by Velodyne on ear headphones. I would rather wear over the ear but for $20.00 on sale they sound really good with my set up. I listen mostly to classic rock and newer music like that. I also found Xiaomi piston II & piston III ear buds. After about twenty hours of burn in they really sound great. You have to purchase from a reputable dealer because like anything from China ,lots of counterfeits. Retail for $26.00 w free shipping on a slow boat from China (three weeks). I have gotten my pairs on sale for $16.00 w FS @ Ibuygou is where I shop. Fiber cords ,aluminum driver cases,nice case. Peace. D
MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4, RTi12, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05

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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,320
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    MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4, RTi12, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05
  • I have a the headphone set up in my signature, all of the items purchased fairly frugally. And I have my 2 channel, monitor 5s, 50 bucks, ic cables made my zingo, purchased for a respectable price, rbh 1010Sep sub, used from sbpolk, hk3490, sources from trav, both at awesome prices, and my para, found on the gon, for 300ish after shipping, and some AQ speaker cables I made myself with wire and nanners bought on sale at the big retail store with the yellow sign. About 1300 into the 2 channel, 450 into the cans
    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4( also have some def tech pro Mon. 800s, may end up her or expanding this to 7 channel.)
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: Monitor 5A peerless
    Headphones:
    Source: FIIO X3 CD rips WMA lossless
    Amp: FIIO E12, Nuforce icon udcac-2 W/pangea cable
    Cans: Audio-Technica ATH-M50, Velodyne V-True, Grado SR225i
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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    THE DIFFICULT WE DO AT ONCE,
    THE IMPOSSIBLE TAKES A BIT LONGER
    WITH COMPASSION FOR OTHERS
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  • RamZetRamZet Posts: 776
    edited December 2015
    The Vleve by Velodyne are the best headphones in the world for 20 bucks. I Would pay 100+ for them.

    I got the same deal last year and man, what an awesome set of headphones. I did the same thing with the Fiio E07K for 100 bucks.

    If you get bigger headphones the matching desktop Fiios amp/dock is worth it.
    http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-e09k
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,320
    I liked the Vleve so much that I bought the Vbold Bluetooth headphones for $35.00. You can use them with a cord or go wireless with Bluetooth device. I listen to all the new CDs I have in my music library on Amazon prime. I also just picked up the Samson SR80s for $25.00. They are great sound for the money and I can use them doing active outdoor activities with no worries. If I break them ,not much coin lost. Peace. D
    MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4, RTi12, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05
  • RamZetRamZet Posts: 776
    edited December 2016
    Dabutcher wrote: »
    I liked the Vleve so much that I bought the Vbold Bluetooth headphones for $35.00. You can use them with a cord or go wireless with Bluetooth device. I listen to all the new CDs I have in my music library on Amazon prime. I also just picked up the Samson SR80s for $25.00. They are great sound for the money and I can use them doing active outdoor activities with no worries. If I break them ,not much coin lost. Peace. D

    How are the Velodyne headphones holding up?
    My wife got me a pair of Vquiets for Christmas this year.
    My collection now has 3 sets of headphones from this company.
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,576
    edited December 2016
    I have a ipod classic 160 hook to a JDS/labs C5 portable amp and it rocks. My C5 does not have the DAC but I think it now only comes with a DAC.

    I also use it with my Fifo-x5 which does hi/Rez

    https://www.jdslabs.com/products/84/c5d-amplifier-dac/
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    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
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