So my HE-400 arived before 3 days, and I am impressed. That's my first pair of Cans, so I think my wallet will stay empty . I bought them from Amazon.de for 400 euro, but I'm sure they deserve every cent. And now it's coming the next step, I need a good amp for them, so can someone recommend me a good desktop amp for around 300 euro. I know that I can drive them with Fiio 17, but i want to spend my money for something what I will use in the future, not just for this cans.
I have the Audio-GD Compass 2 which is a combined ES9018 Sabre DAC and a beefy headphone amplifier, its 400 euros delivered but well worth the extra. I have just "upgraded" to the HE500 from the HE400 and it sounds magnificent with both. If you wanted to save some cash you could go for the NFB-11.32 or NFB 15.32. Personally id go with either the Compass 2 or the 11.32 as im a big fan of the sabre dac.