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Old 01-26-2012, 04:51 PM
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Default Best Player + Headphones Combo & some Intriguing Questions

Hey All, So I have around 300$ ( can be streched to 400$ if really needed) to build a portable audiophile setup ( player + headphones + amd if reqd)

I have been considering both cowon J3 aw well as Sansa ( prob clip zip or original fuze), now i have a library of around 50 ish Gb , so I am bending towards J3 because of its bigger memory size ( 16+32 compared to 8+32 with sansa although i am not sure if 64 gb cards wud work well with both) but sansa makes more sense from price point to me.

Also one worry with sansa is wudnt it be much more diff to browse through a huge library with lets say clip-zip than with J3 ?

Battery life isnt too much of an issue, nor are apps, video wud be bonus but not a deciding factor, listen to quite a few genres but mostly rock and metal. Also I do understand Cowon has better Equaliser (BBE), but I dont like to use Eq too much as I end up tinkering with the natural sound so better Eq isnt also a huge factor for me.

So which player would you recommend and also suggest which earphones (sub 50$, can strech to 100$) pair best with them and if any need of amp.

On a Side note, I do own a Touch now (8 gb) and am obviously looking to upgrade for capacity but also for Sound quality in which both cowon and sansa are supposedly superior but this ( ) has made me think if i can make a touch sound that great as well or maybe even galaxy 5 player ( in which case I can think of considering them).

Really Need your help in deciding.

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