I live in India where no CIEM/IEMs/no amps are available.Heck not even an audiologist who knows how to take ear models. but that's another story.
I've a Westone 4r which I enjoy with Comply P level tips.
I would be visiting US for a week & going to pick an Shure 846 for myself ,this would be only chance in the next 8 months to buy a portable amp at reasonable prices (without hassle of customs).My budget is $500 . I'm on a tight business trip ,so won't be able to goto stores ,I would be calling for the amp right away to my hotel.
I listen to all kind of music including Rock ,Jazz ,Pop, trance etc. .My primary source is iPhone 5
Could you please help me select a good portable amp for myself.
I've ruled out Balance Amp as this would mean , I've get another cable for both Shure & Westone 4r , I would rather spend all money on portable amp (Correct me if wrong)
I've been looking at Pico Slim/RSA Shadow as recommended by gift guide but confused with both.
PS : I've been recommended JDS Labs C5 by SkyBleu on a post made in a wrong section . I'm reading reviews regarding those as well.