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Best portable amp for me?

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by senryu, Jul 26, 2013.
  1. Senryu
    Hi! I'm new of this forum :)
     
    I'm not necessarely an audiophile, but I care of what I listen to... so...
     
    I have a Cowon iAudio 10, I listen all flac audio (and a bunch of mp3 and wma) with a pair of Skullcandy Aviator headphones and a pair of Sennheiser CX300 earphones (I use them according to the occasion).
     
    I think I can improve the quality of my sound a little bit more by adding a portable amp, I have a pretty low budget, I don't want to spend more than 80$,  what model is the best for me? I was thinking of fiio e5... but I have read that it's useful only for very very high ohms headphones... and it's not a big deal on head/earphones like the mines...
     
    So, any suggestion? thanks :)
     
  2. PurpleAngel Contributor
    I really doubt the Fiio E5 or Fiio E6 would be better then a $200 Cowon audio player at driving headphones.
    My $40 Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip can drive headphones well enough that I stopped using my ($27) E6.
    I think you should sell off the Skullcandy and put all cash towards better headphones.
     
    AladdinSane likes this.
  3. Bassheadspl
    Getting a fiio e5 amplifier will not have sufficient power for driving large headphones. So I would recommend the fiio e11, it has tons more power to drive headphones and its still portable.
     
  4. Vidmaven
    Spend an extra $20 and get the C&C BH. I also agree with PurpleAngel though, get a better pair of cans.
     
    nick n likes this.

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