Best Portable Amp in my price range??
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Hey, i recently ordered the Hippo VBs, and according to some reviews, amping helps a lot.
 
i can only spend about 65 AUD
 
the ones i'm interested in are FiiO E11, SoundMAGIC A10 and Hippo Box+, can you guys tell me if there are any other amps i should consider in the same price range??
 
I'm currently using an iPhone 4
 
and im planning on getting the DT770 (or the T70 when it comes out and the price is right)
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IMO, to match with the Hippo VB, the Fiio E11 would probably be a better match than the SoundMagic A10.  The A10 has a hair of a U shaped sound and sounds a bit warm (great for Ety, Shure, other "light-bass" phones). 
 
The E11 is very clean and won't add any un-needed bass to the Hippo VB (unless you use the bass boost), and very powerful so it should drive the Beyer's fine if you get them in the future.
 
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hey how does this look for Hippo VB and Beyer DT770??
 
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tuff-V3-0-Headphone-Amplifier-Superior-TPA6111A2-chip-/190551085953?pt=AU_Electronics_Audio_Amplifiers&hash=item2c5dbad381
 
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hey how does this look for Hippo VB and Beyer DT770??
 
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tuff-V3-0-Headphone-Amplifier-Superior-TPA6111A2-chip-/190551085953?pt=AU_Electronics_Audio_Amplifiers&hash=item2c5dbad381

Looks simple enough, and seller gets lots of good feedback on selling CMoy and other small amps.  For the price, if it works great, then good deal -- if not you haven't spent too much.
 
 
 
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