I am a new member to the forum a know nothing about HI-FI or audio equipment. My dream is to one day have a decent home HI-FI system but for now I must ask your advice on another matter.
I am "disabled" I suffer from several conditions but they are not really important. However I was recently diagonsed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and was told and part of my treatment in future I would need intravenous steroids.
To cut a long story short on my last visit to the hospital I asked the lady in the next cubical to me who was having the treatment. How long she had been there and she had been there for five hours. I'll also be in overnight for up to a week from time to time for different reasons.
The nurse was kind enough to suggest I bring along a "walkman" or something to read and that's why I'm here.
I love my music always have done but have always put money asdie for a rainy day. I feel now is a rainy day an I might as well be comfertable during treatment.
I'd like to buy a new portable mp3 player - don't care much about video on the go - as I have a first gen iPod mini and it's dying. I'm not sure if I should stick with Apple or go with another brand. Although I'm a Mac user sncying with iTunes would be nice but not essential.
I know I'm not going to get symphonic levels of brilliance from any mp3 player but sound qaulity is paramount. I do have some very "high resolution" downloads etc I am fond of and the rest of my music is lossless CD rips.
So what would you suggest?
If I could also ask you to suggest a nice pair of earbuds and maybe even a "headphone amp"? I know I should create separate threads but why take up the space?
Oh and if it matters I love classical music everything from Bach to Boulez, Puccini to Penderecki not sure if it's realevent but there you go.
Budget £1 - £1000 for everything? But could go higher.
Thank you for reading such a long post and thank you in advance for any advice you can give me. :cheers: