Originally Posted by itz.clint
I dont see why I should replace my soundcard for, its far more capable of producing music with the dac and adc provided on it. Its a music enthusiast card after all. I just need an headphone amp to power the hd650's when I get them, I can get the E09K for 85AUD which is great but want to know if this is a top amp for theses cans and to future proof my investment. Ive looked at head-fi.org for headphones and here on ocn and since I listen to alot of types music I should get the hd650 but need something to power them.
Speaking as someone who owns the E09K, I can say that it's a solid amp. Good value, especially when paired with the E17.
On the other hand, you should look into getting the Objective 2 Amp (O2 Amp for short.) The only reason I say this, is because it's a very clear amp. For solid reference class headphones like the HD650's you want something equal in terms of ability.
The E09K is a colored amp that does alter the sound signature some.