#1
So I'm getting kinda tired of my iPod, cus it doesn't really give a good quality sound, especially on high-volume. I'm using the $15 skull candy ear phones if that makes a difference at all.. but i'm thinking it's the MP3 itself.
So what MP3 player would you recommend with good quality at high volume?
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Whats the kbps rate of the mp3?

It's most likely the headphones, though.
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High quality mp3 = 320kbps

Any higher and you'll want to go with FLAC, which cannot be played by most mp3 players.

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So I'm getting kinda tired of my iPod, cus it doesn't really give a good quality sound, especially on high-volume. I'm using the $15 skull candy ear phones if that makes a difference at all.. but i'm thinking it's the MP3 itself.
So what MP3 player would you recommend with good quality at high volume?

I'm thinking it's your earphones, brah.
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#6
Skull Candy earphones are fairly sturdy, it's not likely them. Ipods are ****e, they're designed for people who listen to quiet music 'cus it's so limited, probably something to do with H&S. If it can't make you deaf, it's not doing it's job.
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Skull Candy earphones are fairly sturdy, it's not likely them. Ipods are ****e, they're designed for people who listen to quiet music 'cus it's so limited, probably something to do with H&S. If it can't make you deaf, it's not doing it's job.


This. I always use Sony mp3 players, got the new 16GB one at the moment, and it is nice and loud and sounds at least half decent even with the sh*tty earphones I'm using now. Skull Candy earphones are pretty damn good in my experience so I'm thinking it's probably the iPod.
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#8
Are Skull Candys really that good?
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Could be the iPod..
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#10
Any earphones costing $15 are not going to be great quality anyway.
Headphones costing $15 which are clearly designed from the point of view of looks are going to skimp on sound quality. This is obvious, surely?

If your MP3s are encoded at low quality (128kbs) anyway, then the problem will be compounded. Get higher quality mp3s first if this is the problem, then invest in some better earphones.
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#11
192 is a good compromise between quality and quantity. We'll all have Ogg Vorbis players before long anyway.
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#12
Volume and sound quality depends on the headphones, and quality also depends on the encoding of the file.
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192 is a good compromise between quality and quantity. We'll all have Ogg Vorbis players before long anyway.

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#15
Listen to the a good quality track on your ipod and then with the same headphones listen to the track on your pc. If the pc is noticably higher quality then yes its your ipod.
#19
It's your earphones man, skullcandy are ****ing terrible unless you like listening to mud. Get yourself some Sennheiser CX300's and some higher quality MP3's.

The CX300's are probably the best headphones I've heared in the price range (around £20), they even got a good sound out of my old Ipod Mini.
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#20
Also, listening to earbuds at high volume is probably not a very good idea.
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This. I have a Sony Walkman AWZ-A815 and i love it. And you might want to get some better earphones.
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#23
My Skull candy earphones are actually really decent, you know without springing for Seinnheisers. Its probably the files you need to look at.
#24
Get a portable vinyl record player.
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#25
Skull Candy earbuds are the Marshall MG of the HiFi world. Get a good pair of headphones, a pocket headphone amp, and a Sansa Fuze.
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#26
You probably have 128kbps music, congrats.

And $15 headphones, yeah, they will have an effect, especially if they're not in-ear. In-ear headphones are so much better.
My brother payed almost £300 ($550) for his earphones.

Get some Sennheiser's.
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Skull Candy earbuds are the Marshall MG of the HiFi world. Get a good pair of headphones, a pocket headphone amp, and a Sansa Fuze.


What's a decent headphone amp man? Been thinking about getting one, but they seem to be around £170, which I can't really convince myself to pay
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What's a decent headphone amp man? Been thinking about getting one, but they seem to be around £170, which I can't really convince myself to pay


I built my own, it's fairly easy and you can find instructions online, it ended up costing me about $50US.
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