Im am the proud new owner of my FIRST amplifier, thanks to Tigger and his HeadSave product. I purchase his $55 CMOY after debating about buying one to begin with as I already put down $150 for a pair of HD580.
I only use these guys for gaming, and was tired of buying thirty dollar headphones every year....so bought the HD580 after reading this forum for some time. What I did not look into was the ohm rating this thing had so I was stuck with some cans that I could not really hear. After more research on this site, its obvious that you need an amplifier. Im sure all of you are hardcore enthusiest but you need to know there are people in my situation following your every word and still feel left "out".
With the HeadSave announcement, that I didn't have to build something I knew I couldn't and didn't have to fork more money just to hear my headphones............I am satisfied, it came within five days and package very good (hehe, my first every package from Canada too!). This thing looks like I bought it straight from a store and I am amazed of what it does to my cans.
Tigger, if you read this I think you should design a set of CMOY's that are built into a 5 1/4" faceplate of your computer, drawing power from the 5V floppy connector and connect via the sound card directly or from a splitter in the back....I believe you could have a nich market from gamers or so!!!!!!!!!!!