I'm gonna get straight to the point. In my impatience of looking for some very good headphones to replace my broken ( in 3 places) Turtle Beach z6a, I bought a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO 250 ohm headphones. I bought them knowing they were overkill for gaming and so on, but being the stubborn person I am I went ahead with my purchase. I still haven't received them yet which is kind of annoying seeing as I'm using earphones and a clip on mic but oh well. A few days after my purchase I realized I had totally messed up. This being my first purchase of nice headphones I got to caught up in the whole thing before realizing, "Oh wait, people are saying that an amp is needed to use these things to their fullest.... %#$@". So here I am after looking around online, reading threads here and there about people also needing an amp for these pair of headphones but with two differences. The first being price, I need something sub $100 to power these things, even partially would do it. Second is knowledge, I'm a tiny little rock that jumped into a giant river of knowledge; instead of being able to hold my ground and help those that pass by I'm easily swept away down the stream wondering what happens next while desperately trying to grab onto anything I can. So before I make another mistake and buy something that I don't need or simply doesn't serve my purpose, I'm gonna admit I need help. I need something I can buy that will work with my PC right of the box no accessories or extra purchases needed. I keep hearing about amp and DAC combos? No clue what that's about. Should I return these and buy something else that I can use right away without skimping on quality?
Like I said these will be used for gaming and music. I literally listen to ALL types of music, generally whatever I'm in the mood for, yesterday could have been metal, today classical, and tomorrow techno. Thanks for the help!