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Takstar Pro 80 closed headphones, $80.
Rip your music CDs to your hard drive as 16-bit/44.1k FLAC music files, then play your music with Foobar2000 from your computer. Should equal the music quality from playing CDs on the CD player.
 The Dt880 is in general a better headphone then the HD558/HD598, but you have to have a decent headphone amplifier to drive the DT880s.
 You computer case should come with a (front panel) cable inside it had can attach to the 10 pin (2X5) connector on the SB-Z card. As long as you disable the motherboard's on-board (Realtek) audio, in the BIOS, the Realtek should not interfere with the SB-Z.Guess you could always delete the Realtek software/drivers, just to be safe.
Hopefully you have disabled the motherboard's on-board audio? in the BIOS.   Leave the HD598 plugged in over night (several times) with music at least a little louder then then what you normally listen at, running thru them. See if after several days the audio quality improves.   Some people believe in headphone burn in, some do not.
Takstar Pro 80
 Check out the Takstar Pro 80 headphones, good amount of bass and sell for under $80.
 The HD-201 are low impedance headphones (24-Ohm) , the MX-271 even lower (16-Ohm), so really would not benefit from more powerful amplification.But a headphone amplifier with a really low output impedance might help bring out audio detail. A FiiO E10K USB DAC/amp ($75) should bring out the best in your current Sennheisers (and future headphones)The E10K's headphone amplifier has an output impedance of less then 1-Ohm :)
 Monoprice 5" studio monitors, $170
Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip 4GB, with a 32Gn micro-SD memory card. Install the Rockbox firmware. The Clip Zip can decently drive my 62-Ohm Sony MDR-V6s, so should be ok with the 50-Ohm ATH-M50X. You could always daisy chain a FiiO E11K headphone amplifier ($65) to the Clip Zip optional).   FiiO Will be coming out with the X1 in the near future, $100.
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