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How are the Fiio E3 and E5/6?

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Can anyone vouch for these mini amps? I understand that the usual rule is quality=$$$ but there are always exceptions.

I was hoping to pick up one of these amps, and a pair of Yuin PK3 buds for a cheap little mobile setup.
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They're not the best, but they'll do better than the amp in whatever device you have, such as a ipod or iphone. For instance, my music sounds a fair bit better with it than straight out of my laptop. And using the fiio e5 with my father's sennheiser px100's really helped them open up. If you're getting a mini-amp then get an e6, especially if you are looking for portability. If you want something even better, the e11 is out and is ~60 bucks, but will be about the same size as a phone. All in all, I tend to think its a worthwhile investment, but its definitely not the be all, end all for headphone amps.
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I'd recommend in-ears as opposed to earbuds as in-ears isolate much more. You won't need an amp with those. You're much better off investing all of the money in the earphones at lower price ranges.
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