Hey MLE and others,
Any thoughts on how the dt990 32ohm will sound good when connected directly into an ipod/laptop without an external amp (E7, E9, etc). If I needed to, I may buy the E5 (because it’s inexpensive) when using my ipod/laptop to help drive the dt990 although not sure if this would make any difference. My biggest hesitation though is getting phones that will require an E7/E9 amp. Thanks again.
PS. I admit, I haven't seen the hd598s in person but I'm wondering how the color would look after a years of use/abuse after being placed on desk/counters/head, etc. I imagine a nasty mixture of cream and black, which would not be readily seen on the headphones with a black/dark headband.