Just ordered an e9 the other day and I decided to hold off on buying the e7 because of some posts I've seen stating that Fiio has an e17 in the works that handles 96/24. I even recall some tidbits being posted by the fiio rep on here...can't find them though. I know fiio is currently working on the e11 which is a dedicated portable amp, so that makes me wonder if the e17 is going to exclusively be a dac or just a higher quality combo than the e7. Just curious if anyone else is interested in this and if theres any info out there that I'm just not finding. Speculate away!