Hi guys I have a pair of ATH-M50's that I use for my computer, I completely retired my lovely Logitech speakers I've had since 2005. I was gonna buy an Fiio E6 for my M50's but then I remembered that it's a PORTABLE AMP and it needs to be charged, that is simply an inconvenience as I'm just looking to get a bit more out of my M50's through my computer and having them plugged up in the Fiio E6 all day would just kill the battery. So I then realized perhaps I could just purchase an AMP that is meant to be used always and has its own power source. But then I realized, maybe since I'm using these headphones on my computer perhaps a sound card should be first and may actually be all I need.
What do you guys think? Right now I'm using my stock sound from my ASUS motherboard I bought last year, by no means is it high tech though. Should one expect a significant difference in their music when using high quality headphones from their computer once a soundcard is installed? Would a sound card perhaps make my M50's more bassy, louder, clearer? If so is there any reputable brands out there? I have a budget and would like to spend $50 or less but can spend a bit more, $75 for something exceptional. But if an AMP would create a bigger difference then I will go that route.