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Old 08-21-2011, 06:32 PM
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How well does the J3 do? Or to put it another way, how much money would I have to spend to get a substantial improvement in sound? (I'm asking here because I'm interested in a first-hand comparison between the J3 and desktop hardware.)
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:43 PM
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Depends on what desktop hardware you have. If you have a good PC/DAC/Amp with good software & plugins it should preform better.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:56 PM
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non-portable audio > portable audio. You don't need to spend a fortune either.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:13 PM
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non-portable audio > portable audio. You don't need to spend a fortune either.
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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?
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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.
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