The answer depends on what kind of sound you are looking for. I use Ayre V-3s with the Stratus Golds. The sound is very "non-HiFi" yet revealing, open, dynamic and most of all musical.
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Being a decidedly "budget" audiophile, I have driven a pair of the original golds with a Carver TFM 35x, then a Sunfire Stereo amp. I drive my current Gold i's with a Sunfire Signature Stereo Amp going through a Krell KSP 7b.
The sound is as good as anything else I've heard anywhere for as much as two or three times the cost of my set-up.