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Nope.
Amp won't help you. Get better headphones.

Sometimes I wonder if people just go over the top of things for the sake of it. The HD598s are in my very honest opinion the borderline above which the changes on sound quality are slight and only noticeable under the trained ear.

I own the HD555s mostly because my wallet doesn't justify dropping $300 on some headphones, and have tested the HD595s (which were the ones upon the HD598s are based). I noticed a bit more of bass resolution (it distorts less the rest of the stage) and more mid range punch compared to the 555s, but if I had to use them daily to listen to music while doing my daily stuff I would probably not notice anything.

That being said, unless you do work professionally with music equipment to do, say music recording at a studio, I seriously doubt you'll notice any difference between the HD598 and some higher range headphones.


That being said, no amp will give you more 'low end' punch on your headphones. My reccomendation is to fiddle with the built-in equalizer (as dirty as it might seem, it actually works surprisingly well).

But if you like 'punchy bass' setups, you probably shouldn't have gotten Senheiser HD5xx series headphones. They are known for their neutrality and balanced sound stage, and their relative lack of bass boominess. That, or you might want to enable bass boost on the X-Fi Control Panel. I tried it out on my old X-Fi Titanium, and did its job pretty properly. Not something too amazing though.


Edit: By the way, how long have you had your headphones? Remember that after they'll sound better after you've passed around 100h of burn in process.
Burn in is so very slight to almost unnoticeable on the 598s. They're not really a headphone that benefits from burn in. The differences burn in has on most headphones is often very exaggerated too.

The 555/595 and 558/598s sound different. The 555/595 was so..bad imo. The HD558 was a much needed upgrade and worthy of its 120 dollar price. The 598 is also not at all neutral sounding. Most Sennheisers are neutral, but the 598 is not one of them. It's a bright headphone. It sounds "fun." It's great for listening to rock. It's an enjoyable headphone and can handle a few genres that Sennheisers usually don't do well in.

Also, a headphone amp BRINGS IN distortion. Not decreases it. If you want a clearer sound other than headphones, a proper DAC will be what you're looking for.
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I'm pretty interested in the O2 headphone amp. The FiiO e9 is pretty attractive considering its price. Here is a review that of the e9 that kind of has me concerned with how it would pair with the HD598 due to its somewhat high output impedance.
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Nope.
Amp won't help you. Get better headphones.

Have you heard the HD598 on a titanium HD? It doesn't get all that loud. Also you might want to check a frequency response graph on headroom with the HD598 vs the Q701 which is known to require an amp. What do you suggest for "better headphones"? I'm not sure that there is a better set of open cans in the price range.

Does the HD598 require an amp? No, but to say that it doesn't help I don't believe that.

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If you're really having volume problems, you can benefit from an amp, but from my experience, I've never needed an amplifier for the 598s to get decent volume. Being that the TiHD should be good for headphones up to 300ohms, I find that weird that you're having volume problems unless you just want to listen to the 598s at blisteringly loud volumes. Does it HELP with bass, clearing up the muddiness of mids and the like? No. You'll get a louder sound or warmer sound from a tube amp.

Also the HD598s are 50 ohms with a sensitivity of 108db. They will run on an ipod. I don't know what kind of volume problems you could be having? They're pretty efficient headphones.

Don't confuse ohms with how hard a headphone is to drive. The K701s are harder to drive because they have low sensitivity despite being 62 ohms.
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Edit: By the way, how long have you had your headphones? Remember that after they'll sound better after you've passed around 100h of burn in process.

I've had them a month and a half maybe. I fiddle with the eq almost every time i put them on to listen to music because i like a few different genres.

I'd say im just about at that 100hr mark so maybe i'll notice the difference soon
Don't expect them to "come alive."
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Nope.
Amp won't help you. Get better headphones.

That's ridiculous, an amp most certainly will help.


I have the fiio e9 and love it. Very nice headphone amp for the price.

Is that so? What headphone are you using and what benefit do you see from them?
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post #12 of 58
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Also, a headphone amp BRINGS IN distortion. Not decreases it. If you want a clearer sound other than headphones, a proper DAC will be what you're looking for.
I think this statement is misleading at best. From one perspective, if you look at the input to an amplifier and the output is not exactly the same (maybe scaled differently), then yeah there was some distortion introduced.

But you absolutely require an amplifier (integrated or not) to be able to drive headphones. One amplifier may well have lower distortion than another, particularly when actually driving headphones. Hence by using a dedicated headphone amplifier of higher quality than the internal amplifier of the Titanium HD, you can reduce the overall distortion of the system. The system has to run through an amplifier if you want sounds out of your headphones, so it's not optional and you can't just say that replacing one with another (and often, even feeding the output of one amplifier to a second one) will increase distortion.

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If you're really having volume problems, you can benefit from an amp, but from my experience, I've never needed an amplifier for the 598s to get decent volume. Being that the TiHD should be good for headphones up to 300ohms, I find that weird that you're having volume problems unless you just want to listen to the 598s at blisteringly loud volumes. Does it HELP with bass, clearing up the muddiness of mids and the like? No. You'll get a louder sound or warmer sound from a tube amp.

It's also absolutely possible for a better amplifier to help with the bass and make some changes that some may perceive as clearing up the mids as well. Earlier somebody posted the impedance vs. frequency graph, which shows a HUGE range for the HD 598. If the Titanium HD has a non-trivial output impedance (does it? I have no idea. Some devices definitely do.), then you would get a significant frequency response shift compared to if you use an amp with lower output impedance--notably, increasing the volume of the headphones at around the 100 Hz, corresponding to the impedance hump. Excess upper bass makes things sound boomy and muddy. Also, with lower output impedance, you can get a better damping factor, which can also tighten the bass (past a certain amount it's unlikely to have a discernible effect though).

For a short article on output impedance, see here. The source is obviously biased and trying to sell you a product, but the information itself is pretty good:
http://www.benchmarkmedia.com/discuss/feedback/newsletter/2011/12/2/0-ohm-headphone-amplifier-sonic-advantages-low-impedance-headphone-amp


That said, I still think it's somewhat unlikely to make a very significant difference. Save up for the headphones. You can actually get a pretty good measurement on the output impedance of a device with just a lowish-value resistor (say like 10-100 ohms would be good, but it need not be exactly like that) and a multimeter, if you suspect that. In the least, if you try a FiiO E5 or something cheap known to have a low output impedance and it sounds cleaner, then that's most likely the explanation. I wouldn't just go out and buy an amp and expect there to magically be huge differences.
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Is that so? What headphone are you using and what benefit do you see from them?

See the wiki for headphone amplifier if you are unfamiliar.

A few of the general benefits of using an amp are more accurate, cleaned up bass with more impact, and stronger more detailed mids and highs. You can also turn the volume up a lot louder with less distortion. But of course each headphone varies.
post #14 of 58
We're not talking about what a headphone amplifier CAN do. I know what a headphone amplifier CAN and CANNOT do. That's not what we're discussing here. We're discussing what an amplifier will do to HD598s. If you don't know what an amplifier will do to HD598s then you shouldn't be recommending the use of an amp for his needs because honestly an amp does VERY little for HD598s. If we're talking Denon D2000s, there is much improvement to be had with an amplifier.

That said, I asked you what headphones YOU were using and what benefits you have heard? It was a very straight forward question. Are you going to answer that or give me a wiki link?

As for the distortion of an amplifier, it cannot be argued that an amplifier brings in distortion. The best you can do and what you pay money for other than the sheer power of the headphone amplifier to amplify the sound of the headphones among other things is for reduced noise. The O2 amp is an excellent example of a very low noise amp.

That said, does this mean that the use of an amp will make you hear buzzing noises? No, not necessarily unless it's a very poor amp. Telling the OP that an amplifier will make his HD598s have a lot better bass, clear up the mids and ease the harshness of the highs is an outright lie. So if we're talking deceptive, that's the deception here.
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i had the titanium hd + AD700 combo. it sounded great and never needed amp cause everyone say that the ad700 would not benefit from an amp. Well i got the E9 because i had the q701 coming and those require a good amp. Since i got my amp first i tried it with the ad700, to might suprise it did make a big difference in terms of volume, mids, warmer etc. Amp those help, and people saying that titanium hd is good up to 300ohm, well the titanium hd does not have a build in amp so you WILL have a problem with high end headphones. look at the q701, is very low ohm (62ohms) but because of its very low sensitivity are more harder to run than beiyerdynamic 880- 600ohm.
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We're not talking about what a headphone amplifier CAN do. I know what a headphone amplifier CAN and CANNOT do. That's not what we're discussing here. We're discussing what an amplifier will do to HD598s. If you don't know what an amplifier will do to HD598s then you shouldn't be recommending the use of an amp for his needs because honestly an amp does VERY little for HD598s. If we're talking Denon D2000s, there is much improvement to be had with an amplifier.
That said, I asked you what headphones YOU were using and what benefits you have heard? It was a very straight forward question. Are you going to answer that or give me a wiki link?
As for the distortion of an amplifier, it cannot be argued that an amplifier brings in distortion. The best you can do and what you pay money for other than the sheer power of the headphone amplifier to amplify the sound of the headphones among other things is for reduced noise. The O2 amp is an excellent example of a very low noise amp.
That said, does this mean that the use of an amp will make you hear buzzing noises? No, not necessarily unless it's a very poor amp. Telling the OP that an amplifier will make his HD598s have a lot better bass, clear up the mids and ease the harshness of the highs is an outright lie. So if we're talking deceptive, that's the deception here.

Sorry, but I don't think you read or understood everything I wrote. (part of that could be poor writing on my part, but I thought it was clear enough.)

First of all, I didn't suggest that the OP go get an amplifier. I just said that there's a possibility for things to be improved. I said that "If the Titanium HD has a non-trivial output impedance..." then something else with lower output impedance may alter the sound, and potentially in a way that could very well be perceived as improving bass or at least making it less muddy. If there's a difference in output impedance, then with the HD 598 there may be a non-trivial difference in frequency response. That's extremely basic electrical theory. The headphones load and output impedance form a voltage divider. V_L = V_S * Z_L / (Z_s + Z_L). If Z_L changes over frequency and Z_s is non-trivial, then the fraction of V_s that the load sees will depend on the frequency.


Secondly...yes, as I said before, any amplifier is going to have some amount of distortion, which is going to depend on the load, the output level, and the input signal. It's definitely possible for an amp to have lower distortion than the X-Fi Titanium HD's internal amplifier driving headphones X at output level Y with input signal Z. Some amps distort more than others, so if you want lower distortion, you want a better amp connected to the headphones. What don't you understand about this? Again, I'm not advocating the OP try another amp as that's somewhat unlikely to audibly help or be worth the money. If the Titanium HD's headphone amplifier has been measured to be pretty good and with very low output impedance, then I'd be really skeptical of potential improvements upon that.

I really hate using RMAA since it's buggy and sucks, but here's some loopback results I did a while back, testing with a real headphones load, with and without a dedicated headphone amp. The white curve is a sound card out (through the headphone amplifier) -> dedicated headphone amplifier -> headphones -> line in. The green curve is a sound card out (through the headphone amplifier) -> headphones -> line in. Headphones were Beyerdynamic DT 235 (around 32 ohms), at a output level of 1V.

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SMPTE IMD test (60 Hz + 7000 Hz test tones; the rest are distortion products, like at 120 Hz and the mountain around 7000 Hz)

Clearly the distortion is reduced by using the headphone amplifier, even though I was so-called "double amping," because it copes much better with this load than the integrated amp on the sound card did. Note: many sound cards will have better performance than many dedicated headphone amplifiers, so this won't always be true.


Finally, suppose we have some 25 microvolts of noise in the audio frequency range, as a baseline level from the DAC. If you were to send this to an amp and the amp gain + volume control more or less is set to a total of 6 dB (2x), then you'll have 50 microvolts of noise. i.e. more noise than before. Amplifiers amplify input signals as well as noise. Obviously they can't tell the difference between what's noise and what's not, on the input--potential lowpass filtering out RF noise above the audible range, aside. They can also introduce additional noise of their own, and for many setups, the amp will introduce more noise than the DAC feeding it. A quiet amp is just one that doesn't introduce much additional noise.
Edited by mikeaj - 1/22/12 at 1:54am
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Wow. This thread is gettin a bit to serious IMO. But anyways, you don't really need an amp for those HD 598s as they don't have enough impedance to need to have an amp paired with it. You will definitely benefit more from the DAC portion of the Titanium than buying an amp.

I have a FiiO E7 paired with my ATH-M50S, and I can say from experience that getting off the stock realtek audio codecs definitely improved the audio quality (the main reason why I bought it). Putting the bass boost on 3 only improved that fact. I have also hooked up one of my friends 2.1 computer speakers to one of the two 3.5mm headphone jacks on the FiiO E7, and to my surprise, it drives them pretty well for a headphone amp. It was able to play the speakers and my phones simultaneously with no loss in 'amp power', meaning that the amp didn't distribute the power to both of the jacks. I unplugged my phones from the amp so that the speakers were the only ones plugged in, and the speakers sounded the same.

If you are getting distortion with your current setup, you can try using foobar2k paired with WASAPI. It allows bit-perfect streaming and "Windows Audio Session API exclusive mode output support", which in less words means a much more clean audio signal. It should help with distortion a little bit better too as it has for me.

If you insist on getting an amp, then I suggest you purchase the FiiO E9. You don't need the E7 because your Titanium will act as the DAC, and the E9 will be your amp.

I'm not trying to say that you won't have better audio quality if you purchase an amp, but the increase won't be as much as you think it is. If your phones had an impedance of around 250Ohms (Beyerdynamic comes to mind), then you will will definitely benefit by having an amp.
Edited by airisom2 - 1/22/12 at 2:57am
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Mike's right, if a headphone amplifier is made properly (emphasised for a reason), it shouldn't introduce much if any additional distortion at all.
A headphone amp can be benefitual as it can eliminate such things such as output impedance matching issues (which mike as alluded to correctly affects such things such as damping or subjectively, the 'tightness' of music, most noticeably in the bass regions) however there is also the issue of is a headphone amp worth the price in relation to the headphone you intend to plug into it. In a lot of cases, other paths such as upgrading the source or the headphone would reap more benefit in overall sound quality than buying a headphone amp for it for the same amount of money.
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If you're really having volume problems, you can benefit from an amp, but from my experience, I've never needed an amplifier for the 598s to get decent volume. Being that the TiHD should be good for headphones up to 300ohms, I find that weird that you're having volume problems unless you just want to listen to the 598s at blisteringly loud volumes. Does it HELP with bass, clearing up the muddiness of mids and the like? No. You'll get a louder sound or warmer sound from a tube amp.
Also the HD598s are 50 ohms with a sensitivity of 108db. They will run on an ipod. I don't know what kind of volume problems you could be having? They're pretty efficient headphones.
Don't confuse ohms with how hard a headphone is to drive. The K701s are harder to drive because they have low sensitivity despite being 62 ohms.
Don't expect them to "come alive."
Is that so? What headphone are you using and what benefit do you see from them?

So, the HD598 gets blisteringly loud on an ipod? wink.gif
What setup have you used the HD598 on exactly?
Going by specs alone the q701 has a sensitivity of 105db according to AKG's website so they shouldn't need an amp either. Specs don't always tell the whole story. Like I said I doubt that a halfway decent amp would have no benefit at all especially at higher volumes. I can comfortably listen to these cans with the volume slider at 100%, I can't do that with any other pair of headphones that I own.
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If you're really having volume problems, you can benefit from an amp, but from my experience, I've never needed an amplifier for the 598s to get decent volume. Being that the TiHD should be good for headphones up to 300ohms, I find that weird that you're having volume problems unless you just want to listen to the 598s at blisteringly loud volumes. Does it HELP with bass, clearing up the muddiness of mids and the like? No. You'll get a louder sound or warmer sound from a tube amp.
Also the HD598s are 50 ohms with a sensitivity of 108db. They will run on an ipod. I don't know what kind of volume problems you could be having? They're pretty efficient headphones.
Don't confuse ohms with how hard a headphone is to drive. The K701s are harder to drive because they have low sensitivity despite being 62 ohms.
Don't expect them to "come alive."
Is that so? What headphone are you using and what benefit do you see from them?

So, the HD598 gets blisteringly loud on an ipod? wink.gif
What setup have you used the HD598 on exactly?
Going by specs alone the q701 has a sensitivity of 105db according to AKG's website so they shouldn't need an amp either. Specs don't always tell the whole story. Like I said I doubt that a halfway decent amp would have no benefit at all especially at higher volumes. I can comfortably listen to these cans with the volume slider at 100%, I can't do that with any other pair of headphones that I own.

As long as we're on the same page that the HD598s do not need an amplifier and spending the money on one would be a very poor investment, then we're good, Mike. I wasn't arguing any of the other statements you made. I just wanted it to be clear for the OP (because actually it didn't come across clear you meant that to me.)

I didn't say the ipod would drive the 598s to a blisteringly loud level, but why would it? Why would you listen to music like that? To listen to music at a comfortable level is what you should aim for. I've listened to the 598s on my HTC Sensation and it was more than loud enough to enjoy music. I also listened to the 598s on a Benchmark DAC1, my friend's go to external DAC (amongst others).
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