Originally Posted by ati832
does this have more power than the fiio e9 and if it doesnt what does have more power at around £300.thanks
Surprisingly, the specs of the iCAN are on the ifi Audio website:
400mW into 32 ohms, 40mW into 600 ohms
Perhaps equally surprisingly, the specs of the E09K are on the fiio website:
900mW into 32 ohms
From this I would conclude that the iCAN has about half the power of the E09K
However, you have not told us what headphone you are attempting to drive. What is its impedance and its sensitivity as this can make a big difference?
Some amps can swing the large voltages necessary for high impedance cans but cannot produce the higher current needed by lower impedance cans. For others the opposite can be true.
The sensitivity of the headphone also plays a part and this varies hugely. As you are requiring more power, can we assume you are using an insensitive headphone?