Good point. I am teetering on just pulling the trigger on it. The 1613 is only $10 more at that point...anything worth looking into?
I am still leaning towards the 1312, but the more i read about the 1612...the more people are really pushing for it. I could keep the E9...but it'd make life a lot easier on me if I could sell it to recoup some of my loss. At this point I'll be bicycle commuting through winter in Montana lol. But good sound is worth slick roads and a little frostbite!
I am getting kind of excited...that feeling where I say "hell with it...just get it!" I don't wanna get bit tho. I guess even if I MUST get rid of the E9...I still have the amp circuitry from the Forte...which I just A|B'd my FP connection with the E9, using my Sony XB500's and Iron Buds...really the difference isn't all that much...I might have to break out the rest of them..I know there was a HUGE difference on the JVC HADX3's. To my ears the FP connection has more detail..that's probably in part due to the splitter I've been using to run 2 amps from one output (it's a nice splitter that came with my Turtle Beach HPA2's many years ago). I'm going to keep comparing...maybe the E9's biggest help for me is an external, physical volume control. I suppose I went years without it I could go that way again..or find a way to ensure my Logitech G15 volume controls keep priority.
I'd need an extension to run most of my headphones and earbuds with the HP Amp output on the card...well except my JVC HARX700, DX3 and Denon D2000's, all those have long enough cables. The Sony's, JVC earbuds, Creative earbuds, Iron Buds all are 3-4ft cables...but all those should run fine off the FP, and my tower is right next to me. Actually atm it's on a shelf that's on the SUB-100. That might need to change when it comes back into action.