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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
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004275EO4/?tag=hyprod-20&hvadid=15473202699&hvpos=1o2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6100951691568196400&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&ref=asc_df_B004275EO4
     
    598 amp
    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=SC-SB1095&c=fr&pid=711111619abe1b0c43bf56c203d798dd126e2fbe25bcfe1bedcf836402cd4b7a&gclid=CN_hl5HR9LICFXCmPAodJUwATw
     
    I am 100% open to suggestions.  I mostly game and listen for music for hours on end.  Thanks in advance.
     
    -Kaushad
     
  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
    Quote:
    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.
     
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/627120/fs-ft-bunch-o-stuff-new-items
     
    If you can cope with the "used" status, it's a great deal and will save you a pretty penny.
     

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