ok so i have ordered the Fidelio X1's, hopefully it wont take too long to arrive to australia from the states.. now for the amp.. are the FiiO E12's the general consensus around these parts? or have i got other options i can look at?
Once again i appreciate any help/advice :)
E12 and E17 are portables. E17 is a DAC too, which will work for your non-gaming (like taking with your iphone or whatever).
E9, O2 and Magni are desktop units. In general, desktops units tend to be more bang for your buck.
I haven't heard any of those models so I can't speak to the differences from first-hand experience. I think you'd be happy with any of them. I'd probably recommend the O2 or Magni if you don't plan on moving it away from your console (based on what I've read). I'm sure others will chime in too.