So I know what the answer to this is going to be...but I just want to put up one last futile attempt before my wallet breathes its last.
I recently received my shiny new beyerdynamic dt990/600's and have been absolutely loving them. I was a little worried about purchasing them at first because of their high impedance and reviews saying you need a power source with approximately 1.21 gigawatts to drive them. However I have not really had any problems with powering them directly from my lapop, and could easily make my ears bleed if I play them at full volume. Now from my impression (and what I'm hoping you guys can explain to me why I'm wrong), an amps role is to simply drive the headphones so they can be heard. Is there some key component I'm missing as to why an amp would make my cans sound better? Thanks for the info!
TL;DR: My laptop can power my cans to pain-inducing levels, do I still need to buy an amp?
Edited by Xozz - 1/13/11 at 10:06am