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Old 03-04-2010, 09:18 AM
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i want a portable amplifier for my Clip to improve mid & treble, because i use the Koss portapro for it. you know, the porta has too much bass, so treble is bad . Thanks for your helping!
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:23 AM
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An amp doesn't improve midrange and treble - an EQ does.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:49 AM
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You may want to check out the FiiO E5--a nice and relatively inexpensive portable amp, and which warms up the sound for me.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:53 AM
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The FiiO gives you more bass when you turn on the bass boost - the opposite of what the OP wants. Other than that it really doesn't do anything for the Clip and phones like the Portapro.
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:02 PM
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i want a portable amplifier for my Clip to improve mid & treble, because i use the Koss portapro for it. you know, the porta has too much bass, so treble is bad . Thanks for your helping!
Your options are basically:

1) Play with the sandisk EQ and see if you can get it to work ok (a lot of people hate it but its probably better then nothing)

2) Use rockbox's EQ (if you have a v1 clip) which can certainly do what you want

3) Find or build some portable EQ

4) Buy a player with good built in EQ

Some portable amps have limited EQ built in, but its usually just a bass boost, which isn't what you want.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:15 PM
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The FiiO gives you more bass when you turn on the bass boost - the opposite of what the OP wants. Other than that it really doesn't do anything for the Clip and phones like the Portapro.
Actually, for me, the FiiO E5 in fact alters the sound apart from bass, warming it generally and giving it a simultaneous brightness (in the mid and treble ranges). Not a huge difference, but definitely perceptible.
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Your options are basically ... ...
I agree with your 4 points, but would like to add number 5. The OP can get new headphones or iem's that help produce better mids & highs as he wants.
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:50 AM
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