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Should I get a 558 with a DAC/amp, or a 598 with a lower quality amp.

post #1 of 8
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558 amp

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004275EO4/?tag=hyprod-20&hvadid=15473202699&hvpos=1o2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6100951691568196400&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&ref=asc_df_B004275EO4

 

598 amp

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=SC-SB1095&c=fr&pid=711111619abe1b0c43bf56c203d798dd126e2fbe25bcfe1bedcf836402cd4b7a&gclid=CN_hl5HR9LICFXCmPAodJUwATw

 

I am 100% open to suggestions.  I mostly game and listen for music for hours on end.  Thanks in advance.

 

-Kaushad

post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

bump?  I am rather new to the audiophile world.

post #3 of 8

they don't benefit much from an amp though, they do improve, but not by much, i suggest get the HD598

post #4 of 8

I'd put priority on the headphone, especially if you consider that the hd5xx are not particularly revealing.

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Does it make a difference that I am using a laptop's sound card, I don't have a desktop yet.

 

and I am not willing to spend 500 dollars on headphones... yet...

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Does it make a difference that I am using a laptop's sound card, I don't have a desktop yet.

 

and I am not willing to spend 500 dollars on headphones... yet...

Yes it does,  laptop are known for being worst source .

I suggest something like a fiio e10.

post #7 of 8

If you're just using your laptop, i recommend getting a cheap DAC/amp combo, like this fiio: http://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=85

Either of the two headphones will be fine.

post #8 of 8

I have no relationship with said seller, but an established Head-Fier currently has a sale on a Like-New pair of HD 598s for 558-like prices.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/627120/fs-ft-bunch-o-stuff-new-items

 

If you can cope with the "used" status, it's a great deal and will save you a pretty penny.

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