portability is my main piority, but also quality (obviously) so i'm willing to pay over $150-ish range.
But been reading about the Xtra X-1, and they say that's a good entry amp for portability and price, however you do need to tweak it somewhat.
i'm new, so i was thinking of going with the newb friendly iBasso T2, but it hasn't been properly reviewed by SkyLab yet.
He reviewed the mSeed Spirit Amp very highly, but it's abit big for me to hold that in my back pocket as I fly alot, and my hand lugguage is too big to fit under the front seat so i tend to keep all my audio stuff on myself, same goes for the Go-Vibe 6m.
So I'm eyeing the new Minibox-D and E.
Those look like good portable Amps, and the review has been positive so far.
If anyone is interested i found that Chinese Ebay user who does the Xtra-1 and other amps, heard you can deal with him/her the traditional chinese way, and haggle the price down.
Since i kinda need to get stuff fast before i fly out (two weeks left!)
I'm giving the Minibox-E a go, and knock off $50, and sacrifice for no warranty.
The small footprint which rivals the iBasso and the Xin Supermini/Micro hopefully whould be friendly on my pockets. wish me luck on my haggling!
Edit: Just like to say I hate you guys.
I'm already $110 poorer and with a new minibox-E amp, and now i'm eyeing up the Storm STB4 Amp.....curse yooooou Head-fi!