I have been searching the forums for advice on a portable amp to match up with my iPod touch. There are several threads devoted to "amps under $200.00" but most are couple of years old now and I want to know what the most up to date reviews are.
I was considering getting a portable DAC/AMP combo but I found out that there is no convenient direct transport out of the iPod. There is the Wadia 170i, but it's a dock and I would like something like a cable for on-the-go use - if there is a direct transport cable out there please let me know. Could someone also tell me how best to get a line level out from the iPod to my amp?
Since I can't make use of the DAC I am looking for a decent portable amp.
I have looked at a number of options from several different makers (Ibasso, Headstage, Little Dot, Head Room, and few others), but without being able to hear them it's a bit of a crap-shoot. Ideally I would like something that is easy to charge (a Li-Ion onboard), smallish size, has a 1/4 " input, and sounds good with ATH-M50.
Nice to haves: the power to drive a higher impedance phone (longevity).
Any thoughts on what might fit the bill?
Edited by BriX - 6/12/10 at 11:15am