I'm looking to buy an Amp/DAC to drive my HD-25's. I have had an E7 for a few months and was saving up to buy an E9 to hep drive it, when all of a sudden, The DAC component of the E7 broke, and despite countless attempts just can't seem to get it working. So at this point, I'm ruling out the E9 since there wont be any DAC for it and I'm not really sure i trust Fiio's build quality all that much anymore. I'm looking to buy some combination of an Amp and DAC (preferably an integrated unit) and since the amp on the E7 still works perfectly fine to drive my ipod i don't really care all that much about portability. I'm a broke college student, and I've only managed to gather up a budget of about $200 (and yes I'll be loving off ramen for the next few months to help afford it).
As for now, I'm considering the iBasso D7 and the Hi-Fi Man EF2 but am open to suggestion.
Edited by notthisperson21 - 7/5/12 at 7:43am