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I just got some HD595 headphones and they sound great but as I expected, they lack bass big time. Would an external amp help with this? If not, is there still a big benefit to amping these?

If so, what should I be looking for? I have no idea where to begin.

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An external amp/dac works great, start with E7/E9/E11 for portable-desktop solutions. While this will improve bass, it will not totally alter audio signature of the cans.
 
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I do not know this from experience, but from what I have read:

The 595 will not benefit from an inexpensive amp. Darkvoice has nice amps, a little dot could also be a start. But to make it worth while, you are likely looking at $200. More specifically, I would suggest a tube amp for these.

I'm not certain the bass would be improved much though...
Edited by hoth17 - 11/5/11 at 9:18pm
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I use for portable purposes a C&C BK amp, you can have one for 100ish plus shipping. I use it with my HD650 and just love it.
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Am on a poor man's setup and my RX700 gives me more than enuff bass even for the most action packed movies @ bass level 1 on the E7 (levels 2-3 untouched as yet) If i want to invest in an external more powerful cans amp i would hit the E9
Edited by trog - 11/6/11 at 3:28am
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