Im an average 14 year old student, my Shure SE215 got stolen a few days ago in school and I have a $2000(USD) budget on a new computer after my exams. I plan to use some of that money to get my new headphones, my new motherboard (Asus Maximus V) has like this awesome onboard audio with like the SupremeFX audio chip built on the motherboard, it also comes with an Asus ThunderFX exterbal soundcard thing if I want to pay a bit more money. I plan on getting a pair of Sennheiser HD 558/598, which one should I get? my choices are...
1. HD 558 with ThunderFX
2. HD 598 with Onboard audio
3. V Moda Crossfade LP2 with ThunderFX (Decided to include this)
Or is there anything else you guys would suggest?
Is there really much of an upgrade between The ThunderFX soundcard and the SupremeFX onboard?
I normally listen to all types of music and play games like MW3 so the 558/598 wide soundstage is good for that I heard. But is the 558/598 lacking in bass like the 400 series? I own a HD 428 and the lack of bass is really annoying.
One last thing, I live in Singapore and I want to buy online due to cheaper prices, is there any online shop you guys would suggest that ships internationally for a cheao price?