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    Any other audiophiles on here with high end head phones?

    Wondering what your experiences are with what components and what preamps.


    I'm now searching for a really nice portable CD player, but they are proving to be far and few between now a days....shame really.

    What are y'all using?
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    I'm an earbud fan, so take that as a warning.

    I've had a cheap ($40) pair of Sony earbuds for over 5 years now. I was initially impressed with their bass response. Decent highs, too. Ultra-small size made them convenient for lugging around on bikes and in the office. The wires eventually broke, so I needed some new ones about a year ago.

    I bought a pair of Shure E3C's and they were amazing. Awesome highs, but absolutely, positively no bass. And yes, I realize the fit produces the bass in earbuds. I tried all of the sleeves with no improvement. Returned.

    I then bought Sony's noise-canceling earbuds - MDRNC11AW (last years model, anyway) and was again impressed. Highs were decent. Lows were outstanding. Fit was very comfortable (8hrs/day with no discomfort). Noise cancelling circuitry is a little staticy. Works very well on airplanes, but isn't as good as the Sennheuser... 250's (I think those are the ones - about $200 a year ago). A buddy let me borrow his.
    But there's one important thing I need to mention - I rarely need the noise cancelling circuitry! The sleeves eliminate most noise from reaching my ears! To put it this way, with the music at a low volume, I can't hear my phone ring 2 feet from my ear. (fortunately it has a flashing light!)
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      Get shure or etymotics. Some of the best headphones out there
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