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Having Trouble Deciding on a Cheap but Good Portable Headphone Amp

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ive been looking at the FiiO E6 and E11. I want ANY suggestions. price plays a part to and i only wanna spend $40ish so the E11 is a little over but im willing to stretch.

I need to be able to bass boost 

needs to be portable

i listen to dubstep and rock

PLEASE HELP!

Thanks,

wburton

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What's your source?  If it is an iPhone or iPod, then you can do away with the VentureCraft Go-DAP 3.0 for $20 from Amazon.

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What's your source?  If it is an iPhone or iPod, then you can do away with the VentureCraft Go-DAP 3.0 for $20 from Amazon.

thanks for the quick reply. im using my ipod but also my laptop. 

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thanks for the quick reply. im using my ipod but also my laptop. 

Then in your case you should get the E07K as the E6 has no DAC in it.  I know it is over your budget, but if you are already looking at the E11, then the E07K is not too far off and better for your laptop use.  I would not get the E6 as it is pretty much just a bass booster.

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Then in your case you should get the E07K as the E6 has no DAC in it.  I know it is over your budget, but if you are already looking at the E11, then the E07K is not too far off and better for your laptop use.  I would not get the E6 as it is pretty much just a bass booster.

thanks for the suggestion but thats too far out of my range :(


Edited by wburton - 3/26/13 at 6:10pm
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thanks for the suggestion but thats too far out of my range :(

Sorry to hear that but I really do think you should save up instead, and buying a decent one will make you happier in the long run.

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Sorry to hear that but I really do think you should save up instead, and buying a decent one will make you happier in the long run.
I also don't like the screen aspect. More chance to break. Any other suggestions?
post #8 of 59

Then you really have no choice but to get the Go-DAP 3.0, it was MSRP $200 discount to $20 so it will beat out most FiiO even without a DAC for your iPod.  This way you will at least have one good setup.

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Then you really have no choice but to get the Go-DAP 3.0, it was MSRP $200 discount to $20 so it will beat out most FiiO even without a DAC for your iPod.  This way you will at least have one good setup.
so I can only use it with my laptop?
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So I
so I can only use it with my laptop?

No, but with your budget you don't have a lot of choices.  At least this way you get a pretty good AMP for your iPod at 90% off MSRP.

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No, but with your budget you don't have a lot of choices.  At least this way you get a pretty good AMP for your iPod at 90% off MSRP.
is the e11 any good though? Is there anywhere I can get it cheap?
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The E11 is good enough for your iPod (Go-DAP 3.0 is even better and cheaper) but won't help you clean up the sound from a computer (and this is why people want a DAC).  Not sure about deals but you can try the deal trend or ask around.


Edited by DrSheep - 3/26/13 at 6:58pm
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The E11 is good enough for your iPod (Go-DAP 3.0 is even better and cheaper) but won't help you clean up the sound from a computer (and this is why people want a DAC).  Not sure about deals but you can try the deal trend or ask around.
Ca it bass boost?
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Ca it bass boost?

No but you can always use an EQ app like the EQ-10 to fix it.

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No but you can always use an EQ app like the EQ-10 to fix it.
the e6 bass boosts right? How about clarify? I'm using iems and jvc s500 which are easily driven. So would the e6 be fine for that?
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