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An iPhone is enough to drive B&W C5. If you want to get most of it try upgrading your library to higher bitrate. If you want to get more our of it you can consider buying a cheap but decent DAC/Amp like FiiO E07K (If you have an iPhone 4s or earlier. DAC function will not work with 5)
Yes E07K will work with your iPod nano if it has 30pin connector. You just need a cable like L9 to use it. Still you will not be using the DAC function of E07K but sound will not be double amped this way so it will sound better.
FiiO E6 will just give some additional boost to the sound but don't expect much improvement in the sound quality. If you are not dying for mobility I would still suggest E07K or E11. Also for ie80 is too high class to benefit from a simple amp like E6. Better use it alone.
When it comes to portable DAC/Amps I suggest people FiiO E07K or FiiO E17. Anything better than these will cost you around $500 (For example Vamp Verza that costs $600). For sure there is a significant difference between E07K and Vamp Verza but do you really need it at the moment? That is the question you need to ask yourself.
Edited by bluewrx1025 - 7/15/13 at 8:22am