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Well, it was more about noise cancelling or not.

I just lost a pair of Bose QC35s and I need to get a new pair. I travel lots and they were great for cutting out the drone of the plane engines. So, I was just about the get another pair, or maybe even the new Sony WH-100XM3......but then I started looking at a set of in ear monitors and wondered if they’d cut out engine noise but provide a better ‘listening experience’?

So, the ones I am looking at are the Shure SE846. They’re not cheap but they’re supposed to be good. My only concern is that I’m using a Galaxy Note 9 and I’m wondering if it’s pointless have such good monitors with such a shitty source?
Those Shure's are damn good too. Used a pair at another gig recently.
 
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Those Shure's are damn good too. Used a pair at another gig recently.
The reviews are excellent and they’re on the cheap at the moment. I’m guessing that due to their fit, they’ll cancel out the noise of the plane and the cunts on it.

Not sure if I’ll need a dedicated music player or if FLAC media on my Note will be good enough.
 

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The reviews are excellent and they’re on the cheap at the moment. I’m guessing that due to their fit, they’ll cancel out the noise of the plane and the cunts on it.

Not sure if I’ll need a dedicated music player or if FLAC media on my Note will be good enough.
I don’t know about Sure IEMs, but I use a pair of Westones and like most IEMs, they do cut out a lot of ambient noise, but not on the same level as a par of proper noise cancelling headphones.

I listen to FLAC on my Samsung Tablet and phone, and whilst sound quality is ok, my dedicated music player is much better. I use a Fiio X1 and not only does it sound better, the amplifier in it is far, far, better than the tablet/phone.

I would say you might struggle on a flight with your Note and a pair of IEMs.
 
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I don’t know about Sure IEMs, but I use a pair of Westones and like most IEMs, they do cut out a lot of ambient noise, but not on the same level as a par of proper noise cancelling headphones.

I listen to FLAC on my Samsung Tablet and phone, and whilst sound quality is ok, my dedicated music player is much better. I use a Fiio X1 and not only does it sound better, the amplifier in it is far, far, better than the tablet/phone.

I would say you might struggle on a flight with your Note and a pair of IEMs.
Yeah, the FILO X1 is highly rated but I’ll be spending a small fortune on the IEMs and a new player......about $3k.

Right, mignt get those Sonys.
 

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Yeah, the FILO X1 is highly rated but I’ll be spending a small fortune on the IEMs and a new player......about $3k.

Right, mignt get those Sonys.
Have you tried the high end players yet?
 

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Hey guys, I still use a couple of ipod classics as my digital music devices & was devastated when I found out they'd stopped making them a few years ago as I wanted to get a 180GB one (I have a 120GB one & a 60GB one).

I've just googled fiio x1 & it looks like they do a good portable digital device - how do they compare to the ipod classic?

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Hey guys, I still use a couple of ipod classics as my digital music devices & was devastated when I found out they'd stopped making them a few years ago as I wanted to get a 180GB one (I have a 120GB one & a 60GB one).

I've just googled fiio x1 & it looks like they do a good portable digital device - how do they compare to the ipod classic?

@Claypole
@Mattress
It seems that it’s still a good bit of kits with a far better user interface than many music players. The common theme is to upgrade the iPod classic to take SD cards via a flash adapter (?). I suppose this allows you to avoid playing from the spinning HDD and therefore get less unwanted noise.

iPods don’t play FLAC, only the Apple lossless format and mp3 but they seem to still be used by many, personally, I like the Sony players but they’re pretty expensive and I’m not overly keen on carrying another device,

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/fiio-vs-ipod.631837/
http://diyah.boards.net/thread/1389/ipod-classic-fiio-x3-x5
 
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Hey guys, I still use a couple of ipod classics as my digital music devices & was devastated when I found out they'd stopped making them a few years ago as I wanted to get a 180GB one (I have a 120GB one & a 60GB one).

I've just googled fiio x1 & it looks like they do a good portable digital device - how do they compare to the ipod classic?
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The fiio x1 is one of the entry level models, but my first gen one is better than the iPod nano I used to have. I haven't listened to a iPod Classic for any real length of time, but I would say the Fiio sounds better than all the Apple products I've heard. There's just a bit more meat and depth to the sound. The amplifier in the X1 is far more powerful than an iPod.

The User interface on the iPod is better than a Fiio X1, but the X1 does benefit from not needing iTunes, just drag and drop the files. The fiio X1 also has a line out function. It also has a graphic equaliser, which I don't use but does work well, unlike the different sound profiles IPods have which are truly awful.

I wouldn't go back to an iPod after using my X1.
 
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Tuff Gong

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It seems that it’s still a good bit of kits with a far better user interface than many music players. The common theme is to upgrade the iPod classic to take SD cards via a flash adapter (?). I suppose this allows you to avoid playing from the spinning HDD and therefore get less unwanted noise.

iPods don’t play FLAC, only the Apple lossless format and mp3 but they seem to still be used by many, personally, I like the Sony players but they’re pretty expensive and I’m not overly keen on carrying another device,

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/fiio-vs-ipod.631837/
http://diyah.boards.net/thread/1389/ipod-classic-fiio-x3-x5

The fiio x1 is one of the entry level models, but my first gen one is better than the iPod nano I used to have. I haven't listened to a iPod Classic for any real length of time, but I would say the Fiio sounds better than all the Apple products I've heard. There's just a bit more meat and depth to the sound. The amplifier in the X1 is far more powerful than an iPod.

The User interface on the iPod is better than a Fiio X1, but the X1 does benefit from not needing iTunes, just drag and drop the files. The fiio X1 also has a line out function. It also has a graphic equaliser, which I don't use but does work well, unlike the different sound profiles IPods have which are truly awful.

I wouldn't go back to an iPod after using my X1.
Thank you gents, I shall conduct some research.
 
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Not been buying much lately but had a few as birthday presents and treated myself to a rip off import of the tropical fuck storm lp...



Bottom right is Red House Painters
 
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i cannot believe LP records have made a comeback. the first one i ever saw was ripper 77, first one i actually bought was hitwave 81 and the last i ever saw was guns n roses use your illusions 1&2. after that, they disappeared.
 
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Few recent additions... Tropical Fuck Storm ltd 7"s...paid through the nose to get em sent from Australia and then got fucked on import taxes too :patsch



Amen Dunes and Goat Girl LPs...