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For the 2 M50's users. Popular amps in that range are:
I don't have these 3 but can summarize stuff for you. The e11 is usually loved with the M50's. the other two have been said to have weak bass as they do clarity more. Keep in mind, that all 3 are extremely clear. WE just have to differntiate down even more. This is like asking which screw is small. the one that is .0010mm or the one that is .0011mm? They are already clear. we just have to go down another level of description
The e11's have a bass boost and have good driving power. They are loved
For the Klipsch owner...we and from most things i know about it..klipsch isn't the best sound. just letting you know that developing a brand loyalty to them at this stage is not good. go make an account on head fi the next time you buy. we can help better
I don't know how sensitiive first hand the IEM's are...do you like bass in it? does it already have some but want more? then the E11 will work...make sure however to set it in low gain mode first. and if when it reaches max volume it still isn't loud enough THEN go to high gain setting. doing this wrong could blow your IEM's. This is an full size headphone amp. do you like awesome clarity? the PA2V2 or JDlabs Cmoy are probably for you then. go do some research on them. i can't reocmmend any of them as i don't own those 3 but know a bit about them through reading. head fi is a great place to read
"Love them. I'm looking at buying the Fiio e7 and e9 combo. The fiio e7 is a headphone amplifier. You could go with that."
Why?? The M50's are not hard to dirve at all. That is more of a power setup that doesn't emphasis sound. the E17 is superior sounding to the E7 and the E9(the E9 has it's own sound signature, some think it's not as good as E17) Read ClieOS review on head fi
If you have questions you can reply in this thread on OCN and i can help you. I know......probably one of the few that know a lot about the E17 since i have asked and contacted all the reviewers and main company about it many times and am very active.
The E7 is more of a DAC and less of an amp. it just has an amp section :/ the E9 is a budget high impendance amp. you don't need it for your M50's. do you need a DAC? so basically use E17 portably and then use as an external sound card for computer? if yes. then the e17 is definatley for you. if you just need a portable amp. there are others that are better. there are some better pure amp suggestions in clieoOS review above