FiiO has provided me with a pre-production sample of their highly anticipated E9 Desktop Headphone Amplifier. I've made a part 1 review of the E9 unboxing which provides general info about the new product and a nice hands-on visual of what you can expect to buy when the E9 goes into production.
I'm pretty excited about the product, and in my opinion, should be an excellent entry level desktop headphone amp for the budget conscious buyer. From my initial listening, the amp alone (without the e7 docked as the DAC) is neutral, has a wider than expected soundstage, and nice tonal balance. I will be doing an in-depth review in the part 2 video to give you realistic listening impressions with different cans and sources, and when the e7 is docked to it, so please stay tuned to this thread, as I will update it soon!
In the meantime, please enjoy my unbox-review
Video Review Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmJlFBDNZrQ