Just received mine today from HDPHNS Netherlands, I live in Belgium.
This was the sound I was hoping for and I got it right from the start. Potent, authoritative, oodles of reserve power. And I've only just started using it The amount of bass that gets added by using the boost switch is like the slice of pie you take after a big meal, not too much but just enough. I like the level of detail this amp is showing me in the music that I'm hearing. This is only my second amp, my first being a cheap chinese design with "Yours Audio Dreams" written on the back. They even sold it to me without the original high-end opamp inside, I had to solder that one in myself. Not so for the E12 : It does what it says on the can.
The tick of that tiny relay a second or so after turning the volume up is so cute it sends me over the moon. It makes me love engineers who know what they are doing. They choose to tighten that screw on the volume knop so it takes effort to turn it. They make sure the speed of the flashing of the charge light informs you of the amounts of juice you're feeding your precious. And best of all, they steal pieces of heaven which the E12 shoots straight into your ears.
Fiio, thanks for the past couple of hours and everything to come.
Edited by stakarVN - 4/6/13 at 2:12pm