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Travel and Music

To be clear, I really can't tolerate music reproduced badly. I don't like ear buds. At the same time, I like compact, elegant gear. When travelling, weight it important. What do to? I had a day-trip to/from NYC on the train that gave me occasion to try a compact setup: Android tablet, Hifime Android DAC (http://hifimediy.com/DACs/ready-made-dacs/Android-9018-DAC), and Koss PortaPro Limited headphones, with Sennheiser 414 foam pads (a tweak).

Downside? They're not sound isolating.

Upside: Very comfortable, feather-light. Good sound with well delineated highs, well defined lows, realistic midrange. They worked well with the DAC (which was plug-and-play with the Android), I think I had the best sound on the train. Oh, yes this whole set up (phones, DAC, pads) costs about $140 (excluding the tablet, of course). The system serves well with my FLAC and MP3 files, as well as streaming media.

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Topic - Travel and Music - svisner 11:26:47 02/15/17 (9)


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