So, I purchased the Hifiman Re-262's a few months ago, and I absolutely love them. I had read that a portable amplifier was suggested to really have the 262s shine, so I added the FiiO e6 to the order. However, when I got the e6 it did not at all live up to my expectation, and made the 262s sound bloated and overall un-interesting, so I never really used it. Well, turns out my FiiO was fake, and it made a lot of sense too, so now I am again in the market for a portable amp.
So, what do you guys think? I mainly listen with my iPod fourth gen, and have FiiO's handy LOD connector, so what would be a good amp to complement my 262s, should I just stick with another e6 or venture on in to higher end amps? For my price range, I don't really want to spend more than $85 unless it will really last me, and I am totally open to suggestions. Suggestions would be great, and I am curious to know what you guys use along the lines of portable amping.
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: I have been looking at the JDS cMoyBB, e11, and digizoid ZO which all look promising, but I am a complete noob when it comes to amps.
Edited by Grandorn - 6/30/12 at 11:24am