When it comes to music and my music collection I am quite serious. I may have a very tight budget for indulging in this hobby but I still want to get the best out of it whenever possible. I’ve had my iPod for almost two years now and it has been my constant companion wherever I go. I love bringing my music with me because it keeps me from being bored — like when I have to accompany the wife in her grocery runs or when I’m waiting in line at the bank. But aside from my iPod I also have one constant companion — the cmoy amp that I always pair with my iPod.
Let’s face it, the sound quality that comes out of an iPod is not really that good. Clarity is sometimes very suspect and audio can sometimes sound muddy. I may not have top of the line earphones but I do hear the difference especially since my Rockbox’ed iPod contains mostly high bitrate MP3s or FLACs.
A cmoy amp is a very portable headphone amplifier that makes the audio stream from an audio source (in this case, an iPod) sound louder and clearer. The great thing about cmoy amps is its great portability. There are DIYers that have even used Altoids tin cans as the casing for their amps.
I’ve always told my friends that once you’ve used a headphone amp there is no turning back — and they have unanimously agreed. They are now proud owners of cmoy amps, too!
[tags]cmoy amp, iPod, Altoids[/tags]