Long story short I broke the headphone jack on my laptop(HP Pavilion dv6) and figured I should just get a DAC instead of replacing it. I'm planning on getting this DAC http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=83 but I remember reading somewhere that it has a fairly high impedance. The headphones I use are Creative Aurvana Lives! which have an impedence of around 32 ohms. Do you guys think I would I need an amp to drive this setup?
My headphones seem pretty easy to drive, I never really had to turn up my computer volume past 15/100 if that is helpful.