I'm thinking of buying a pair of headphones which have a 50 ohm impedance rating (Sennheiser HD 558s).
However, I'll be listening to them mainly on my late-2007 Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop, which has onboard Intel HD audio (no dedicated sound-card).
Do you think things should sound fine, or will I really be missing out on the 'full potential' of the headphones?
Also, if I were to decide to buy external amplification of some sort for my laptop, would I need to buy a headphone amplifier, or a sound-card? What would you folks recommend as an ABSOLUTE ROCK BOTTOM headphone amp / soundcard? The headphones are stretching my budget as it is, so I can't afford expensive amplification options.
Edited by Atriya - 7/4/11 at 1:43am