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Portable amp recommendations

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Hello I'm relatively new to HeadFi and would like some recommendations and insight on portable amps. I bought a pair of Onkyo ES-FC300 headphones and I mainly use them for my Playstation Vita. The music app on the PS Vita emits sound at a loud enough volume but when I start a game the volume noticeably drops. I looked into the Fiio line of amps E6, E11, and E12. They are priced at $29, $60, and $129 respectively. They all basically have the same features, is there a reason I should get the E11 or E12 over the E6? Does the E6 have a poor sound quality or something? Other portable amp recommendations are welcomed.

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These two shootouts will give you an overview of the differences between the amps you are considering, as well as others in your budget range:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/620775/the-sub-200-portable-amps-shootout-13-11-amps-compared
http://www.head-fi.org/t/596482/the-sub-100-portable-amps-shootout-11-1-amps-compared

There are rankings following the reviews.

In the ~$100 range, I would also recommend considering the C&C BH from those reviews. It has a REALLY long battery life and should have no problem driving your Onkyos: http://www.head-fi.org/t/644363/c-c-bh-portable-headphone-amp-80-hours-from-a-single-charge-buyer-review

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Looking at those you should also look at the C&C BH2 which is approx $100 on amazon.

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Thanks for the help I was leaning towards the E11 but I ordered the C&C BK (I believe thats the newer model) because of the sound quality, low hiss rating, battery life, and portability.
Edited by SunPraiser - 5/7/14 at 5:44am
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Noob question. Could these amps blow out headphones? Thanks
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