Originally Posted by musical-kage
Originally Posted by Craigster75
If I didn't already own Vamp, I would wait for the FiiO E12 that comes out in a month or two. Should be about $120 and I have high expectations based on appearance and specs- check out the thread.
It'll be interesting to see which would be the better amp/dac, the FiiO E12, or the Verza.
I've figured I'm having some issues with my ears. Since I've had my cold, I can feel at times my ears closing up. As soon as I get some bass in my ears, I can sense something suddenly changes, and not for the better. I don't particularly listen to music loud either, but its happened a few times at work, and I suddenly won't be able to hear my work mates shouting numbers at me, but then they'll be fine.
I know of a protective mechanism the ears have
This is something I experienced with my recent head cold also. I would have to 'pop' my ears to get the bass back, and once it was, I noticed how recessed the mids were, not because of the headphones, but because of my cold. I wish I knew the science behind head colds, but alas, it's just an annoyance for me as I get it REALLY intense and only lasts a few days for me and it REALLY messes with my hearing to the point I can barely hear other people talking to me. Q-tips did nothing, but now that my cold is receding, I feel that muffling in my ears receding with it. It's still there, just I don't have to 'pop' my ears every half hour or so, it happens more naturally.
Note: I realize 'popping' your ears isn't good for them, but I get really annoyed that I can't hear when I have a head cold so it's the only way to fix it for the time being.
About the E12. I thought it was just an amp, not an amp/DAC? Or am I just misinterpretting this? I'm also interested in the comparison.
To add to what I was saying before, if the E12 (or C&C BH for that matter) is 70-90% of what the Verza does at a fraction of the cost, then I can't see myself getting a Verza until I feel an E12 or C&C BH is insufficient. Someone in the Mad Dog thread feels similarly WRT amps costing more than the headphones and source combined. It's all about diminishing return in the end. I know eventually I'll want more and whatever amp I choose (other than my handy ZO) will obviously not be the best, but any upgrade for less than the sum of the parts is more gratifying to me than a huge cost that will eventually not be satisfying enough for me.