Originally Posted by kartikk
If i get the Asus Xonar DG (PCI) do you think i can drive the HD 558,I have also been considering the HD 558 since the current price (130$)looks very attractive. Do you think these will be a better choice for the type of music i listen to?
The Xonar DG's headphone amplifier can easily drive the 50-Ohm Sennheiser HD558s.
The HD558s are the oldest headphones I have that I still like to use.
I think the HD558s are good to use for everything.
The audio from the HD558s is not very "warm", the term I like to use to describe it's sound is the word "functional", in a very German sort of way, there is nothing fancy about the sound, but it will be enough to get the job done.
Later on you might consider getting this cable (1.2m to 1.8m), it come standard with a 3.5mm jack.