Currently I have Westone 4R's and a RSA Tomahawk hooked to either an iPod classic w/ 30 pin connector, iPad Retina Mini via lightning to 30-pin connector adapter or iPod nano 6th gen via the same adapter. I just bought the Shure SE846 and am looking at getting a Fiio X3 for playing around with lossless audio files. I don't want to spend $1,000 on a DAP, and would probably be using the iPod Nano most of the time when not using the Fiio X3.
1. Do I need an amp when using the Shure SE846 or Westone 4R with the Fiio X3?
2. If so, would the RSA Shadow be a good fit?
3. How good is the Fiio X3 for the price?
4. If I want to use an iPod nano 6th gen or iPad Mini w/ Retina with the Shure SE846, what would be a good amp to use with it? The RSA Shadow?