This is my first time using this forums so excuse me for my audiophile noobishness lol.
For my birthday, my friends and family bought me Beats By Dre Pro edition. Yes yes, I know the absolute hate profile on them. However, I listen to bass(y) dubstep, club and funky house with a mix of RnB. The headphones work fantastically. I love having that bass drop after a certain point in a song. Gives me a spine tingle :)!
Now, to the the topic in regard here.
These headphones sound amazing through an iMac. I checked the sound card - Cirrus Logic CS4209a. I go to university just so I can plug these babies in to an iMac. The bass response, the highs and lows are epic! How loud they go is immense! Then I plug it back into my Samsung Galaxy S2 or my home computer and all of that dies! It makes me very sad :(.
Anyway, I heard about these portable amplifiers and was thinking would they do the same thing? Yet, even better possibly? I don't want to shell out near £100 for an amplifier that won't give me something like the iMac's soundcard.
Can someone that probably has a iMac and FiiO E17 describe the difference and which one is better? Or is there anyone that can sway me to believe the E17 or any of the "E" series within FiiO are amazing?