I think Kyon actually amplifies the awesomeness of the characters around him. I think what makes the series brilliant is it's basically what you'd get if you stuck a regular joe into your average anime. I mean, the show is pretty tropey, but it's how Kyon shatters the 4th wall by remarking upon how absurd everything is that elevates it
You're making me want to skip sleep and watch more. Terrible idea in the scheme of things, so I won't. Responsibilities are lame sometimes.
Before I head out for the night - I'm wanting to jump on a portable DAC/Amp. The FiiO E17 is most appealing so far. Are there any others that I should consider in the same price range ($100-150ish)?