Originally Posted by ImperialX
If you put it that way, and the E5 makes one realize the need for amps, then I guess it's worth it.
Pretty much. If you have some headphones that a simple player would struggle with, the E5 opens them up, and 'makes one realize the need for amps'. That happened to me with my Ultrasone DJ1, where the bass simply multiplied as compared to my zune hp out (with the bass boost on).
Originally Posted by DefQon
To me now yes they are.
Agreed. Unless you are trying to make a so-called 'ultraportable' clip + E5/6 combo haha. I'm actually thinking should I put them on sale for like $5 + shipping for those who are interested in their first amp.