I've been reading this section of the forum with great interest and want to buy my first portable amp. I had been considering the C&C BH or F1 but would also consider spending much more to get a really good amp that I'd hopefully never feel the need to upgrade from and that would save me money in the long run... or is trying out all the different amps as you upgrade the most enjoyable part?
I'll be using it for ba TF10 (& future Heir 5ai) and various dynamic iem's initially but will no doubt buy a decent full sized headphone for home use at some point.
Battery life isn't uber important but a full days use at least would be nice. If it has an inbuilt DAC for pc audio use then great... but it's not really a necessity.
Amps I'm considering..
Leckerton Audio UHA-4 or UHA-6S (mkII)
Pico portable Amp (or DAC version)
Meier Corda Quickstep (or 2 stepdance)
RSA Mustang P-51
C&C BH, F1 or XO2
With so many to chose from its very difficult... if your budget was around the $400 mark what would you chose and why?