So I got myself some Sennheiser HD 598's last week, I absolutely love them!
However one thing they have made me realise is that my onboard audio on my PC is terrible! It causes them to distort at anything even close to the top end of safe listening levels and the sound is wildly flat. I have a DAC built into my keyboard (Logitech G510) which is slightly better when the bass boost option is turned on, but I can tell there is still lots of room for improvement.
My question is what would be the best upgrade? I've been looking at the following:
- Creative sound blaster Z ultra.
- Asus xonar D2X.
- Fiio E07 portable DAC and headphone amp.
I really like the idea of having the portable aspect of the E07 (though exactly how much use I will get out of the 598 away from my PC is debatable.) but would this be a step down from an internal soundcard?
Does anyone have experience with either or both of those sound cards with the 598's or similar Senn's? Any opinions on which is the better card?