Looking for a nice headphone amp, something pro sounding and looking that won't break the bank. My first choice of stuff would be Ray Samuels Audio (Hornet, SR-71A), which I still may end up going with, but I figure if I get something under $200 I can have some scratch left for a new pair of cans.
I've been out of the game for a while and when I left, the Meta42, Pimeta, PINT and their ilk were the latest and greatest thing. Seems like now we're dominated with Fiio's and the like.
So what's a good amp for under the $200 mark? I'd prefer something that has the option of regular batteries (9V, AAA, etc.), as I hate the idea of a Li-Ion battery that's going to die eventually and that I'll either have to deal with getting replaced by the manufacturer or just scrapping the amp.