I'm just about ready to pull the trigger on the $129 /shipped deal for this. Bypass my Auzen Forte (after 7 years of service) and replace my FiiO E9 after several years of service with this one unit that will be my sound device for my PC, headphone amp and output to my Denon AVR-1613 receiver.
I know the FiiO E9 has good power, I just can't seem to find anyone that can compare these two amps together...I am looking for more than a side-grade but I realise at this budget that may not be realistic. I paid more for the Auzen card alone in 2009...and around the same for the FiiO in 2011 I think??? I don't recall anymore.
I listen primarily to my HE-400's, I'm planning on getting pads and playing with my D2000's again after I finish fixing them. Is this unit worth my time? I got one yes a couple pages back but was hoping for a few more responses...I've been researching but some like this amp with the 400's some dont...some say different tube some say different amp.
I like my bass...I'm not afraid to EQ... but any suggestions on a good bassy tube? Should I just try the stock tube and EQ?