The consensus is generally that until you get to the top-tier headphones, or unless your existing sound card is really bad, you're better off upgrading your headphones. However, I haven't heard the 555s or anything you'd be upgrading to, so I can't tell you a whole lot more. However, I'm not sure how much better you can do than that with $150 though, seeing as that's about how much the 555s went for... Maybe the 558s?
So you think buying a high end sound card like the x-fi titanium hd wouldn't make the big difference I'm looking for with my HD 555's? I don't currently have a sound card, I run my sound straight off my motherboard on my pc. Would I be better off getting a high end sound card, or just better headphones on a higher budget?
Edited by jesb - 1/10/12 at 7:38pm