i'm almost about to pull the trigger on the denon d2000 and fiio e7 combo + L3 cord . Just waiting for the price to drop . $1 off, WOW !! really amazon ? Cheapest is $260 on buy.com but i know it will drop further as summer approaches, i hope. i can wait a bit
anyway, this is after tons & tons of research and searches here. I'm only worried about the fiio choice and can spend upto $200 on a portable amp and for my type of use, thats the only type i can see using. I was thinking of ibasso but according to some reviews, it doesnt pair well with the denons. most suggestions point to e7+E9 but thats a desktop solution. Source is laptop and ipod.
Most portable amp reviews are also before FIIO hit the scene and changed the whole market i think, at least in the price/performance sector.
So, any suggestions for a portable amp in the $200 region would be very welcome. i'm in a real bind here.