I just bought Sony F886, and am looking for a portable amp and LOD combo. The DAP has enough power to drive my Kef m200 and Sennheiser CX300 IEMs. But if I want to really blast with the Kefs, I'd need more power on the go.
My research has more or less settled on FiiO E11, perhaps with an extra battery. Reasonable price and very portable, and their E12 doesn't seem to offer much to justify the much bigger size and weight, for me (my ears aren't golden by any stretch), let alone double the price.
I've been PMing with dimmockg who has F886 and E12, and he recommended Forza Audio Works LOD cable due to its smaller size over FiiO's L5. What cable length would be good? I'd think 2-3cm should be enough since I'm thinking of getting the L-plug for smaller size. They do custom lengths. 50+ EUR for a cable sounds nuts, but they do look sexy.
Does the combination above sound like a good combination, keeping portability in mind?