I'm looking for a portable amp that I can use with either my Grado 325i's or AKG701's (sometimes maybe my Klipsch Image X5's) along with my 8GB Sansa Clip when I just want to chill in a part of the house away from my main system.
Two amps I'm looking at are the FiiO E7 and the HeadRoom Total AirHead. I understand that the E7 has a built in DAC, I'm not sure if that is used right out of the Clips headphone jack or not and mainly I'm interested in the amp but if this is the better amp AND it has a nice DAC built in that would be great.
Is there a clear winner between these two amps in terms of sound quality or is there a MUCH better choice in the portable amp market under $100 that I'm unaware of? I've been using the FiiO E5 along with the Grado's (most of the time) but I'm looking for better sound than you can expect from a $20 amp.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,