I'd like to begin by stating that I am completely clueless and have no idea but I'm learning. 3 days ago I didn't know what an audiophile is, what a portable amp is nor did I realise the scope with regard to headphones.
Basically, I've always used the headphones that came in the box.
So what changed? 3 days ago, on a whim I decided to buy the Bose QC20i. I realise that Bose seems to be a dirty word for audiophiles, but 3 days ago I'd never read a single forum post about headphones in my life lol!!
Despite having bought these stupidly expensive earphones, I am not rich. (I'm European and these phones cost me $440)
Having read A LOT about this new world these last three days, I understand that the advice I would get is to invest in a new pair, but realistically this is not going to happen for a while, although the research has begun!!!
So on to my questions; I would like to improve the QC20i somehow. I have been reading about portable amps, and again, 3 days ago I didn't even know such things existed, but now I want one!! Haha!
I've seen the expensive ones which I am sure are great, but as a newbie I think it's best to start nearer the budget end. (Also, I can't afford it yet!) So I have been looking at Fiio E11 and E12.
My questions therefore are; can I use a portable amp with NC headphones like my QC20i? Is there anyone out there that does? And if the quality isn't improved would I at least get more volume? As European laws/directives have apple devices with a limited volume.
Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!
Edited by yianni1066 - 4/28/14 at 12:57am