Hey guys I'm about to order a set of Mad Dogs and need help selecting a portable amp.
From my posts here I was recommended JDS' O2 amp, which is more in my budget, but less portable (looks rather large). Dan recommended the iBasso D6, which is more portable and includes a DAC but less in my budget. My budget is between $100-300, but the less the better...I need a good mix of price, quality, and portability.
In terms of how/where I'd be using the headphones, I will use them more on-the-go while on the train, walking to class etc, etc. For home usage, I'm thinking I can use my Marantz PM5003 for now.
I listen to a pretty diverse set of music from The Beatles, to Metallica, to Radiohead, to Bhangra music, to Daft Punk, to acoustic John Mayer, etc. Definitely more rock orientated, but I'd like something that can handle a wide variety of music. A good soundstage is also important.
Anyway just want to get your guys opinions, anything additional you recommend?...or should I go ahead and take Dan's advice (he said to ignore Fiio). All help is appreciated!