This is my first post.
I have been using my cmoybb head phone amp for years and I am reasonably happy with it; however, I would like to possibly get something a little better. Recently I purchased an iFi iCan amp and to my surprise I did not prefer the iCan to the cmoybb. In my opinion, the Cmoy has a fuller, more present and enveloping sound. The iCan has a bit more clarity but sounds thinner, more detached and lacking in the bottom end. Are there any amps with a price tag below say $300 or $400 max that have a sound signature that is similar to the cmoyybb ( full, lush, present, nice bottom end and nice mids and detailed highs) but with more clarity and refinement to the sound? A Portable amp would be my preferred choice; however, a transportable amp would be ok as well.
Sources: sonore exd DAC / iPod touch Gen 4 line out
Head Phones: Mad Dogs with Alpha Pads