I'm kinda new to the quality headphone world. I had a decent pair of etymotic in-ears but I'm looking for a good over ear headphone. From what I have read over all these pages the LP2 seem to be what I want, although I am considering waiting till the m-100 release just to wait and see. However, I have a couple technical questions since don't really understand all of the facets of portable amps and ohms and whatnot yet.
I just bought an XPS17 laptop from dell and inside is the sound card Realtec ACL665. This is the spec page from Realtec.
Is that sufficient to run these headphones or would y'all strongly advise an amp?
Also, anyone with experience or knowledge about how these would work ampless on an iPod Touch 3G or HTC Thunderbolt please give me thoughts.