Hello guys, I just registered and it's my first post, and I'm probably gonna sound like a total noob for the next few paragraphs but please help me out.
So I recently purchased an HD650 (it arrived today, in fact) and as I'd expected I really want an amp/dac combo for it. I've done some prior research and concluded that what I needed was the E7/E9 combo. I am on a tight budget as I recently bought a whole new desktop set what with the monitors and all, followed by the HD650s, my wallet is currently really dry so I've been looking into budget amps to go with my cans. Been reading here and there, I've read a lot of HD650 recommendation threads and a lot of people seem to like the E7/E9 combo. However I can't find any online retailers that sells the E9, believe it or not. I am in manchester, UK so websites from the US are kinda off limits since the VAT charges can be quite a burden... And I don't think local retailers would have them if even finding them online is this hard (I don't think we even have any specialist audiophile retailers around here?).
So can anyone recommend some other alternatives in or around the same price range which I can easily get from amazon UK or ebay UK? I've tried looking for the O2 ODAC combo, wasn't available either. Read a lot of good things about the Schiit line but way too expensive for me right now... Maybe a possible future upgrade but for now, yeah. Thanks in advance!