I was originally researching some headphones to use while traveling on a plane, and saw mention of the little Fiio amp and have now been reading on the amp/DAC units like the E17 and E18.
But the part I'm unsure of if I will realize a big improvement from one of these units. I have an Android phone and mostly listen to streaming music using $40 earbuds. I do have some local music but none of it is lossless. While at home I'm thinking of picking up some Audio-Technica ATH-M30 headphones, but again, these are only around $40.
So using streaming music with my android phone and PC, streaming music using cheaper headphones or even my PC speakers, will I notice an improvement in sound? Or do you really need to be using lossless audio and more expensive gear?
Thanks in advance!