I am a longtime lurker who has become quite obsessed with this forum but haven't posted yet due to my "newbie" status. I've just been sitting here behind the scenes like a sponge soaking up all the great info you all have to offer.
Anyway, I purchased the RE0 about 9 months ago and have been using it amped with the quite modest E5 with a Fiio LOD out of my 3rd gen. Ipod Touch. I definitely think I prefer a more balanced, analytical sound because I am analytical and detail oriented by nature (engineer) and don't think I would like an earphone that colors the sound too much.
I initially thought I'd just upgrade my amp to an E7 or Ibasso T3 or something since I've heard a decent amp makes the RE0 shine. Then I found out the RE-Zero has lower impedence and should be better unamped. Then I heard about the Fischer DBA's and their sale is about at the max I want to spend.
Since I have the itch for an improvement in my current set-up, which do you recommend? Get a better amp for my RE0's, get the RE-Zero's and use unamped, or order the DBA's? Which would give me the best overall sound improvement? FYI, I mostly listen to indie rock and use high quality mp3's.
Other suggestions are welcome, but I don't really want to go over $150 right now.
Thanks for the help!