What is your audio source for headphone listening?

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  1. Shaun-HiFi

    Shaun-HiFi Administrator Staff Member

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    Let us know what audio source you generally listen to headphones with...
     
  2. James

    James New Member

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    Most of the time I use my 4th Gen Ipod Nano, for headphone listening.

    Other times I would use a computers/laptops soundcard; but the only problem with that is the interference when moving the mouse ! :confused: Is this fixable, or just down to cheap sound cards?
     
  3. roylovelock

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    for me i use the archos 5 portable media player atm, ive been a user of the archos range since the av300, i could never get on with the ipod sync method of i tunes, i love the ease of drag and drop.
    roy
     
  4. ericvincent

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    To listen audio, I use CD Player and Computer Soundcard....
     
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  5. Musicalmadness

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    At home it would mostly be my vinyl so turntable amp etc,portable sources would be either sony Rh1 hi-md,s638f or sansa fuze.
     
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    What do you mean? There is sound interference when you move your mouse?? Never heard of that before, i'm pretty sure its not supposed to happen. try using a wired mouse im guessing this is happening with a wireless.
     
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    My primary system is Cambridge Audio A5/P500, which I use for listening to vinyl and CD, and this doesn't have a headphone outlet; so for headphone listening I use a Marantz PM-63 amplifer hooked up to a Marantz CD-63SE and a second Thorens TD-150 turntable.

    I don't listen to portable music so much, but I have an old Creative Zen which I sometimes take around with me.
     
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    I mostly listen to music on my mobile phone - radio & mp3s, because when I feel like listening to music, I pop the phone out of my pocket and press "Play |> " :) The rest of the time the integrated sound card on my PC is the option.
     
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    Mostly iPod Touch 4th or iPhone 4, even at home because I don't like long headphone cables, I don't like wireless headphones, and I hate to have my movements restricted.
     
  10. DGB

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    Sources

    For headphone listening i use either
    MacBook Pro -> Fiio E7 -> Sennheiser HD595 (soon to be AKG K240 mk2) or Shure e3c IEMs when I'm not moving about or
    iPhone -> (Fiio E7 - depending on use/location) -> either Shure E3c IEMs or some Sennheiser iPhone compatible earphones for when I am out and about.
    With the above, I generally use lossless audio files.

    I have a separate hifi that I don't usually use headphones with, but that could change.
     
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    I use a stand alone dac the majority of the time.

    Just a little Audioengine D1. Plenty of room for improvement but as of right now I'm entirely happy with it.
     
  13. quadpatch

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    What amp do you use with that BTW?

    I mostly listen to stuff on the PC/laptop (lossless or Spotify) connected to a USB DAC. My faves so far are a Yulong D100 mkII (Desktop) and an Arcam rPAC (laptop). Soon I will be getting the Samsung Galaxy Note II, which can also use a DAC so I will report back if/when it works with something I've got.
     
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    I am complicated :)

    Currently stacking a Schiit Guagnir DAC and Mjolnir balanced amp with USB input core setup at home and a Merdian 506 20 BIT CDP and Laptop as my main source into this.

    I also have a Maverick Audio D1 and D2 DAC for my other amps and a Fiio E17/E09 DAC AMP for quick up and running when I cant be bothered leaning over for anything more than a meter away from the PC.

    On the go its a Cowon X7 DAP with a ALO Continental or RXD MK3 with Um Merlins. I could trip stack an Ibasso DB2/PB2 using an iriver H120 and optical but the arrival of the DX100 solved that triple stack for now.
     
  16. quadpatch

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    Hey Marcus :). I'm curious about the DX100, is it worth the money do you think? Have you ever compared it to the Colorfly C4 or Hifiman 801? Personally I like the look of the Colorfly but I worry about the interface and memory expansion.
     
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