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About to buy Sennheiser HD 598's, don't have a sound card installed. Would an amp serve as a proper replacement?

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I'm not really an audiophile, but I do know that I'm lacking when it comes it comes to sound. All I have are two speakers that I hastily ordered when I bought my gaming setup around two years ago.

 

After reviews, I've narrowed it down to the 598's, but like I said, I'm missing an audio card. I mean, I have one, but it's the generic type that comes with all desktops. I REALLY don't want to buy a sound card. Like it's absolutely the last thing I want to do. 

 

Back to the amp, would these suffice? Do I even need them, I guess I should be asking?

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005VO7LG6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1W7OWUBHRV118&coliid=I3VMSZAXE95OLH

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As long as your computer was listed as a gaming setup, the onboard sound chip will work fine, unless you really want the most current special sound effects. As for headphones, I think you will like the beyerdynamic dt880s better than the hd598 with more bass and better response to game sound effects. However, get the 32ohms rated one, since the 250ohms rated dt880 will require decent amping.
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As long as your computer was listed as a gaming setup, the onboard sound chip will work fine, unless you really want the most current special sound effects. As for headphones, I think you will like the beyerdynamic dt880s better than the hd598 with more bass and better response to game sound effects. However, get the 32ohms rated one, since the 250ohms rated dt880 will require decent amping.

 

I agree, I have a gaming rig as well and on-board audio works perfectly fine on games, I actually use Razer's Kraken Pro for games and they are fine for me, positional cues still work and they're really, really comfy; also, way cheaper than the Sennheiser's. I must say though, they SUCK for music.

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