I did some searching and did not come up with a clear answer with my issue. Basically, when I use my 770's (35 ohm) with a home theatre receiver, the bass response is powerful and very good with the headphones. But, when I go to use the onboard audio on my computer the bass response is quite weak in comparison. The best way to describe it is feeling like my 770's are performing like a pair of apple ear buds.
The onboard audio is not too bad (previous gen realtek chip), but what I am unsure of is the cause of this the audio quality or power? Most threads seem to say that onboard audio should have the power the drive the 35 ohm headphones, and yet other threads say that a good DAC can make sound a lot better.
I was thinking of getting a headphone amp and just using that, but now I am unsure. I don't want to spend more than $100, which is why I am not just buying a DAC and amp and being done with it.
Any suggestions? Sorry if the question sounds stupid!