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Should I get a 558 with a DAC/amp, or a 598 with a lower quality amp.

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by kaushad, Oct 9, 2012.
  1. Kaushad
    558 amp
    598 amp
    I am 100% open to suggestions.  I mostly game and listen for music for hours on end.  Thanks in advance.
  2. Kaushad
    bump?  I am rather new to the audiophile world.
  3. streetdragon
    they don't benefit much from an amp though, they do improve, but not by much, i suggest get the HD598
  4. extrabigmehdi
    I'd put priority on the headphone, especially if you consider that the hd5xx are not particularly revealing.
  5. Kaushad
    Does it make a difference that I am using a laptop's sound card, I don't have a desktop yet.
    and I am not willing to spend 500 dollars on headphones... yet...
  6. extrabigmehdi
    Yes it does,  laptop are known for being worst source .
    I suggest something like a fiio e10.
  7. Wingstrike
  8. HideousPride
    I have no relationship with said seller, but an established Head-Fier currently has a sale on a Like-New pair of HD 598s for 558-like prices.
    If you can cope with the "used" status, it's a great deal and will save you a pretty penny.

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