Hello -- I posted a related thread over here regarding the headphones that will be used with this DAC/Amp:
I work from home and am looking for a DAC/Amp to hook up to my Mac Mini (latest, 2012) that will be used for many hours each day. So far I am looking at the Fiio E17.
Portability is not a big deal. I might use it in a portable fashion once a year or something, but mostly it will stay parked on my desk. Is the E17 a good fit for something that will be on all the time and used a lot? Also, is it a good amp to pair with either the Shure SRH440 or Audio Technica ATH-M50 (or whatever else might be recommended in the other thread)?
Am I potentially over buying for my needs, like the E7 might be a better fit?
I'd like to keep the purchase in the $100 range.
Thanks for the help!