Finally paid out some money for one of these Fiios following the death of my ipod. I’d run along with some music on my phone, but too much music loaded up caused my phone to slow down considerably. My phone is a great sounding thing mind, much much better than the iPod.
I realised recently I own music that I’ve never heard on anything but an ipod – either through little earbuds or the kitchen dock or in the car. Last year I bought a pair of cheaper on ear Sony headphones. They’re nice actually, decent sound, no distortion when bass gets too loud, I really like them (and they’re comparable in my own tests to more expensive things).
The Fiio paired with the Sonys has given me probably the best listening experience I’ve had for years. I don’t have much idea of the technical details but from a listening perspective the most noticeable thing about the sound is the amount of extra sound that you can actually hear. The Ipod didn’t really transmit the sound around the music, the original room, or the reverb. Backing vocals became a shadow under the main voice. But on the Fiio all » Continue Reading.