I would consider myself a noob audiophile who recently just got interested in the subject of true high quality audio. I don't know how I came across the topic of headphone amps, but I just remember clicking random videos in the "suggested" bar on YouTube.
I have a HUGE appreciation for these forums! I've logged about 10+ hours on this site alone, reading product reviews.
I was looking for a portable headphone amp (I didn't know that such a thing even existed until last night). These forums helped me make my decision. It boiled down to the Fiio E11, E07k, or E 17.
Just today, I picked up the E07k. Slightly cheaper than the E17, and I didn't really need the SPDIF port the E17 had. Right now, I use my iPod Classic (160GB) exclusively to listen to music while on the go.
Because I use my iPod, I didn't necessarily need the function of the DAC that the E07k comes with, but I thought, "why not?" sort of like an
"in the event of an emergency..." situation.
So far, I'm VERY happy with my purchase, though I'm still contemplating whether I should go with the E17. The sound quality differences don't seem so big that they will make a HUGE difference to me.
The earbuds I use are average at best.
I got bored while at university, looked for a new hobby, and found myself here. Haha
I can't wait to see what this baby can do!
I think I found my new favourite website. Very informative.