Been trying to decide between these two for days now. I've been lurking on all of the threads discussing these two but I am finally giving in for some more potentially personalized advice. So, first things first. I know that the M80's are very good on their own and do not need to be amped, but I would still like one just to squeeze every little bit of awesomeness that I can from these amazing cans.
I listen to them on the go and at my PC equally, and I am currently running an X-Fi Titanium sound card in my PC. I was primarily wondering if the FiiO E17's DAC would be an improvement over this. Also, I've read that the E11's amp is superior to the E17's, but if it serves as a better DAC than my soundcard it may be worth it. However, $140 is a bit out of my price range compared to the awesome deal of $60 for the E11. (But if you guys say the extra cash is worth it given everything I have stated, then I will not hesitate!) So, with all of that said, does anyone have any wisdom on the subject?? Thanks a lot in advance!
EDIT: Forgot to mention that I am open to other amps as well! I am also driving the M80's (portable) using my Droid Razr Maxx and Nexus 7 Tablet.
Edited by Fencefeet - 8/27/12 at 8:31pm