Originally Posted by mink42
Hmm. I just got an email back from headphonic saying as far as amps go the Fiio wouldn't be powerful enough. I have an Asus Essence STX atm and was looking to get something to replace that.
Then headphonic doesn't know what they're talking about. Even people who believe that you can't possibly have a great amp for little money will have to agree that one look at the fiio's spec sheet proves as a matter of fact that it can 'power' the hd 600 easily.
Anyway, since the fiio e9k is pretty much similar to the STX, there's not much reason to buy it. There is no reason to buy any other amp at all, unless there's something about the STX that you don't like that doesn't relate to sound quality.
Anecdotally, I've been running both my hd650, 600 and 598 with a fiio e9 for years, and for hours upon hours.
Edited by SunshineReggae - 8/20/13 at 11:23am