So, I’ve had the Clari-Fi for almost two weeks, I know it’s only been a couple of days since I posted about it, but I wanted to get a feel for whether it was working or not before I said anything. Bottom line, it is working. It is also worth the extra dough.
I went back to just my headphones and iPod earlier today, and the sound wasn’t horrific, because I try and rip my music at 320kbps, but it was decidedly worse. Now I want my Clari-Fi back. So, one concern I had about it prior to receiving it was that it was going to be constantly coming disconnected since it added an extra connection between me and my music, however that is not the case, I can assure you that, so, if you were having the same doubts, I assure you that won’t be an issue.
One thing I tested out and found that it worked was that my FM Transmitter, an admittedly generic unit, would constantly have spikes in it while using it, and it would always have this quiet, but high pitched ringing sound in the background whenever using it. I attached the Clari-Fi to my FM transmitter and tried it again, thinking it might help, and sure enough it did, in fact it was so clear it was almost like as if I had a direct line-in into my stereo. So, if you have an FM transmitter already, and you are going to buy a Clari-Fi for your headphones, I definitely recommend using it with your FM transmitter as well.
Overall my time with the Clari-Fi has been pretty great. It does exactly what it says it does, it will clear up your audio, and I busted out the original headphones that came with my iPod and didn’t notice as much of a difference, so, if you’ve got $60 and are looking to improve your listening experience and you are still using the stock earbuds, I’d recommend spending it on some new headphones, they’ll have a similar effect on your audio as the Clari-Fi. On the other hand, if you’ve already got a nice pair of headphones, and you’ve got $60 that you are willing to spend on enhancing your audio, I’d definitely recommend the Clari-Fi, for that reason, I give it 3 out of 5 gears.