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E17 is 89.99 on adorama right now http://www.adorama.com/FIE17.html?emailprice=t USB/DAC combo from Fiio.

Yeah and i don't know why people are recommending 7.1 headsets geeze where is chinesekiwi when you need him
I'd rather not muck around with international shipping from somewhere I haven't dealt with before.
Is the E17 amp actually better, or does it just do more stuff? I'm not really fussed about portability or a screen or anything. I just want it to sound good.
    
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Can't speak for the E17, but I know the E10 is well regarded for its performance given its price point.

Best of luck with all your purchases smile.gif
    
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I'd rather not muck around with international shipping from somewhere I haven't dealt with before.
Is the E17 amp actually better, or does it just do more stuff? I'm not really fussed about portability or a screen or anything. I just want it to sound good.

Ah just noticed you're in AU. The Fiio E17 is the new version of the E7, and is considered one of the best Fiio products right now.
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Whats the difference between getting a decent soundcard versus an amp? I was going to recommend him a decent sound card, then you guys go recommending amps...
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Whats the difference between getting a decent soundcard versus an amp? I was going to recommend him a decent sound card, then you guys go recommending amps...
Seeing as that amp doesn't ship to Australia, I'll look at some other options anyway. What sound card would you suggest?
    
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Looks like I can get the Fiio E10 for a bit more from an Australian website, which would probably end up being worth it due to lower/free shipping.

http://headphones.com.au/psingle?productID=608
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Whats the difference between getting a decent soundcard versus an amp? I was going to recommend him a decent sound card, then you guys go recommending amps...

Sound card is fine, but it can be more susceptible to interference from surrounding components and it also takes up a pcie slot smile.gif
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Looks like I can get the Fiio E10 for a bit more from an Australian website, which would probably end up being worth it due to lower/free shipping.

http://headphones.com.au/psingle?productID=608

nice one thumb.gif
    
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I ended up buying the E10 for $100. Thanks for the help, guys!
    
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