Lol, Hyppogryph aka Hauppauge. Just messing with the name, because its consistently/constantly butchered by everyone online. Its hard to write or say. Hauppaugegeugbfijfcbsaiujsgey
I also say that for the purpose of gaming, the E9 doesn't ADD anything, other than feeding plenty of power to the Q701. I don't use it with the Q701/Mixamp, unless I need a bit more juice. Some games do need it for me, and I definitely need when using a mic.
I see @ the Hippopotamus. Sure fooled me =P
Well the mic part alone seems like good incentive to get a 2nd amp then as a "just in case". Unless you have any alternatives, based on what I read, the E9 seems to be a pretty bread and butter purchase for most situations at $100+.