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Just got some Sennheiser hd 598s. Advice?

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I picked up the hd598s on sale and was pretty skeptical that they would sound any better than my Audio-Technica ATH-CKM50A in ears, at least with out a sound card or DAC and amp. I am really impressed with how they sound with just on-board audio. I am wondering what would be better, getting a decent sound card or getting like a FiiO e7 DAC? These headphones will be primarily used at home on my PC not for mobile listening.
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http://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards_and_DigitaltoAnalog_Converters/Xonar_Essence_STX

..or an external DAC.


[Edit]
It looks like Creative came out with something:
http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-ZxR-PCIe-Sound/M/B00AQ5PK6I.htm

I've not heard anything about this yet though.
Edited by Electrocutor - 2/7/13 at 12:35pm
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the Sennheiser HD598 don't need that much power. get a Fiio E10 instead.
    
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the Sennheiser HD598 don't need that much power. get a Fiio E10 instead.
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Originally Posted by bumblebee1980 View Post

the Sennheiser HD598 don't need that much power. get a Fiio E10 instead.

That would have been my suggestion too. The 598 are pretty efficient headphones.
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