Personally I use the straight out of an iphone 5 and they sound excellent - I think your source files should be 320 but that's just IMHO. They are certainly good without an amp - no idea re the Logitech speakers. As far as the cable goes, you can read tons of reviews, probably 90% are done with the stock cables. I honestly don't think the cables are an issue at all, Are worried about the sound or ergonmics? If these didn't sound first rate with the stock cables compared to third party cables, I think you'd hear more about it. I don't dismiss cables being able to improve sound but come on, the stock cables are very good with almost all all top tier iem's , the ie 800 cables have been criticized much more than the others due to fit and microphonics
Thanks for the reply!! I ask because I read that a lot of people in this thread were seeing improvements from changing the stock cables that come with the 846, and I wasn't sure if the 846 would even sound good with out an external amp/dac.
Edited by CrazyHair - 7/1/14 at 8:52pm