I have never owned headphones of this quality before (I saw these in my colleges student union store) and I have heard an amp boosts the audio quality of headphones like these to amazing levels. I have no idea where to begin looking the the amp department and would love if I could get some suggestions. My price range is around $150 but I may be able to go a bit higher. Could you guys also explain why amps are so recommended?
I just plug these headphones into my laptop with the 3.5mm converter (which I'm sure is somewhat blasphemous to the elite haha). Is there anything I can install on my laptop to boost sound quality as well? It is THX certified and has THX pro preinstalled on it if that makes any kind of difference (does it?). I generally use these headphones for gaming, music, and movies in that order.
What would be the best bitrate to listen to? I am not familiar with the best audio qualty. It appears most of my music is at a bitrate of 128. What would be the best bitrate to listen to for my HD598s?
Sorry for all the questions I am not too familiar with the world of higher end headphones and I am looking forward to learning!
Thank you all for any respones and all of your help!