Oh man, just what I need: more options! :P
**Hey, I think we forgot to say the traditional welcome: "Welcome to Head-Fi, sorry about your wallet!"**
I had no idea that the Omni had a better amp than both E17 and U3. Is the DAC better as well?
**The U3 is good for gamers who want the cheapest way to get surround processing to their high-end optical DAC. Also, the E17 is useful for it's versatility and how many things it can connect to... but Omni is my computer gaming champ right now Did I mention that it has a Mac OSX native software suite, so you can get surround for Mac as well?**
Btw, I haven't heard an E17, I like FiiO products but the Omni has better tech specs.
So now I'm looking at the K612 and K712 as well. K612 is the cheapest option of the ones I've looked at (x1, HP100, HP200, K545) and seems to have really good reviews. From what I can tell, the 612 has good sound but flatter bass than the 712... and it also has less comfort and lack of detachable cable than its bigger brother. How does it compare with the x1?
Btw, the AKG pads are super easy to change, you just twist them off like a bottle cap. I also put up a live practical demo comparing headphone leak on my YouTube channel, also user Evshrug**
Edited by Evshrug - 7/10/14 at 9:22pm