Originally Posted by meanwhile
Hmm - looking at your head-fi page, your desktop set up costs about the same as two J3s. So I would expect that it beat - but how big is the difference?
Ye have a point there, but even my EF2A ($200) sounds better than my Cowon - a bit more detailed and a much better soundstage. I'm not sure I'd recommend it though tbh, your probably better off w/ something solid state. Anyway, the headphones are the most important thing.
EDIT: build an O2 lolz. That's what I'm going to do.