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Budget Amp - DAC competition; for inefficient cans

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I like my 9V cmoy with my HD580 but as i've read it is not decent enough for my cans.
Most of these products are described well on this forum but i cant decide without auditioning them all.
I can only listen to the Fiio and Mistral stuff in my country. Which one would you choose?

1.
Fiio E9 + E17 £190 - 1 year warranty
Cheap, powerful amp. A better DAC + portable gear.

2.
Matrix M-stage USB £200 - without warranty
A good amp with an entry level DAC.

3.
Little Dot MK iii £200 - without warranty
Well regarded tube amp.

4.
Mistral Hp-509 £170 - 1 year warranty
Not much information about this.
Edited by angevoi - 11/13/12 at 2:13pm
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boom

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I assume your price range is about $200 right? Go with matrix and use cmoy as an amp for the time beings and upgrade it later. but if you already had a good DAC, the little dots or Schiit Asgard will be a good choice

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