My question is, are the beyers particularly bad w/o amp (as you seemed to mention envy), enough to make the 558 sound significantly better? I am by no means an audiophile, and I'm not sure I would even hear a difference. For reference, I have the Realtek 898 on my board, with a supposed '600'ohm amp on it. Is it really worth it to go 60-70 over budget for a cheap amp? Thanks everyone.
Edited by Zeppelin-2k - 2/11/14 at 11:11am