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iFi iCan Nano Portable Headphone Amp

Good Runner-up among the Sea of sub-$200 Protable Amps

ClieOS

Pros: Build Quality. Unmatch EQ with XBass and 3D Halographics Sound. Better than Average SQ.

Cons: Too High a Gain for Sensitive Headphone. EMI issue. Bulky as Protable.

[Impression] iFi nano iDSD and iCAN with a splash of iPurifer iFi Audio has gained a great success over its Micro line of small sized desktop gears, and now it is pushing into the portable world with the Nano series. The nano iDSD is USB DAC that not only works with PC, but also has OTG support for the iDevice with OS7 (via camera connection kit / CCK) and Android that have USB Audio Class...
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An excellent portable headphone amp!
An excellent portable headphone amp!
Great sound quality, battery and portable size
Great sound quality, battery and portable size

Electric Avenues PA2V2

Pros: Great neutral sound, nice detail and wide soundstage, great battery and price

Cons: Bass boost would be welcome, slightly bulky

Amazing for the price
Amazing for the price

C&C BH Portable Headphone Amp

Pros: Gain,Bass/Trebble Boost, Soundstage switches, all work in positive way, ultra portable

Cons: design could be a little better

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Electric Avenues PA2V2

Electric Avenues PA2V2

“ For quite some time that I wanted to get a portable amp that could make the sound more lively, with low noise and still be able to pump enough juice to some more power hungry cans, and PA2V2 definitely suited me.   The amp was used with different gear, so I could check it was a good purchase (aside from all raving reviews) and I couldn't be happier. I listened through Philips...” --Roller

100% Positive Reviews
FiiO E11

FiiO E11

“ Overview/Design (9/10) This is primarily designed to amplify sound out of mobile devices that do not get loud enough for you, either because they are low quality, your headphones are not sensitive enough, or you’re going deft :). As a bonus, it has a built in bass boost with 3 settings (off, 1, 2). It also has a good quality easily replaceable Lithium Ion battery (BL-5B), and comes with...” --rigodeni

91% Positive Reviews
JDS Labs CMoyBB

JDS Labs CMoyBB

“ This is my fist headphone amp, so I don't have anything to compare it to. I have the Sennheiser HD598 headphones and my first generation Microsoft Zune had a tough time giving them enough power. The CMoyBB makes a huge difference! I can now listen to music as loud, and louder, than I want to. The CMoyBB could easily blow my headphones if I wanted to, that's how powerful it is. There is no...” --Tristan944

100% Positive Reviews
Headstage Arrow 12HE

Headstage Arrow 12HE

“   The GOOD: -- Size: very small and pairs well with a J3, iTouch, Sony X-Series, iPod Classic or similar device. -- Battery life: as said before, simply amazing! -- Construction: very solid and well built.  Great switches, with a firm feel and nice "click" to them -- Form Factor: Second to NONE!  All of the inputs, outputs and switches are perfectly placed. --...” --SoulSyde

100% Positive Reviews
FiiO E12 Mont Blanc

FiiO E12 Mont Blanc

“FiiO E12 Mont Blanc – Review Posted on October 14, 2013by HeadMania Hey guys, I had my eyes on FiiO E12 for a long time now, since I’ve seen the little fellow at Sandu’splace. I remember I tried it with LCD-2 at that time and it could drive them quite nicely. That was amazing coming from that little black box. After that, I looked up the specs and...” --dan.gheorghe

100% Positive Reviews
Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2

Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2

“Pre-Ordered from Oliver (EA) in Oct(?). Received the unit about 2w ago. The bad The volume pot tracking is not very smooth (catches a bit on some positions (tactile feel, not audibly)). (will check whether pot knob gets caught on the case) (edit: yep, that's it, no real quality issue there) To my surprise, the unit does not come with a 2RCA->3.5mm or 3.5mm to 3.5mm .I only had a fairly long...” --svyr

100% Positive Reviews
JDS Labs C5 Headphone Amplifier

JDS Labs C5 Headphone Amplifier

“ Okay, a serious question not related to the review: what is the difference between the "Audio Quality" rating and the "Quality" rating, and how is the "Quality" rating different from the "Design" rating?  *scratches head* Anyway, back to the review.     I did a video review for the C5 on YouTube if you are interested in an auditory/visual...” --miceblue

100% Positive Reviews
Fiio E6 Headphone Amplifier

Fiio E6 Headphone Amplifier

“   The evolution of the E5 portable amplifier that served as my very first portable amplifier before I eventually returned it in favor of the CMoyBB (and because the volume rocker broke), the Fiio E6 is, in some ways, little more than a sidegrade or de-evolution from the E5 as a total product. For instance, the E6 is now clad in shiny black plastic rather than the metal and plastic...” --TheGame21x

93% Positive Reviews
C&C BH Portable Headphone Amp

C&C BH Portable Headphone Amp

“ I'm really impressed by this tiny little amp. The C&C BH is truly a portable amp, hardly bigger than a tube of chapstick and boasting an insane battery that supposedly lasts 60+ hours. I've not yet charged mine since opening it a few days prior to this review and it's still going strong. The BH also has smart charging, so when it finally does run out of juice, you don't have to worry...” --pngwn

100% Positive Reviews
Fostex HP-P1

Fostex HP-P1

“ For some time I've been looking for a decent piece of kit to travel with. Previously I tried a HeadRoom Portable Desktop amp/dac, but didn't like the overall sound, though the DAC was good.  The Fostex, allowing digital output from an iPod or iPad to a high-quality DAC is more appealing, especially as it was reported to have a half-decent headphone amp. Something has to give in...” --Currawong

100% Positive Reviews
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