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Old 04-13-2010, 09:29 PM
Mungosh Mungosh is offline
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Default DAP + IEM's 200-280$, S639F?

Hello there, I'm completely new to this forum so bear with me if I posted this in the wrong section. I was recommended this site for some expert input on DAP's and such, so here I am . First of I want to state that I'm from Sweden so I don't have as much access to all kinds of players without insane shipping costs as Americans or Britts perhaps do.

I've been thinking of getting a new DAP with a decent pair of IEM's for around 200-280$. I'm not an insane audiophile but I do notice a remarkable difference between an Ipod and a good Sony Walkman for an example, which is why I've been looking at mainly Cowon's and Sony's mid-range players to fulfill my needs. The two models I've been looking at the most are Cowon's Iaudio 9 16GB and Sony NWZ-S639F.

The IEM's that comes with the Sony are apparently quite decent and will probably be enough for me while with the i9 I would have to buy a separate pair, probably something like Sennheiser CX-300 II or Creative EP-630/830 which I've been recommended in the price-range. This means that the Cowon with IEM's will cost ~280$ and the Sony with the featured ones costs ~220$.

So my main question is basically if the i9 is 60$ better? I don't give a damn about video-quality or such, what I do care about is SQ and user-friendlyness(?).

Thanks in advance, I hope you can help me out!
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