I'm looking into buying either the HD558 or HD598 (I am up to date and understand all differences between the two and it only comes down to price at time of purchase).
PurpleAngel assisted me in my decision on another thread, but I wanted to open this one because while then I was decided on an Asus Xonar sound-card, I now may be selling my desktop computer and will only have my laptop. Because of this, it seems I may want to look into DAC/amps, as I can't replace the sound-card on the laptop.
What I'm wondering:
1) what DAC/AMP (or other option) would fit well with an HD598 and a simply a laptop? Note: Portability is okay, but not a priority.
2) does replacing the 'cord' with a better one improve the quality of the HD5*8 series enough to be worth a purchase?
This forum has been an immense help, and I love the community - thanks for that!