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So. I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I currently use a pair of Senns 280s plugged into the back of my Xonar DX and they sound even better than they did prior to my purchasing and installing a sound card instead of using onboard audio. What a difference! I've messed with every setting that the Xonar software comes with and the bass response is simply staggering. Amazing what a good sound card can do.

However, while these sound fantastic right now, I am wondering if there would be much of a difference in sound quality if I upgraded to 598s. I know that there has to be some individuals here who owned or own both of these headphones so I'd be very much interested in your input specifically. Is there much of a difference between 280s and 598s? Should I just save up for HD 650s and an E9 desktop headphone amplifier?

I'm in the position to buy a used set of 598s for $100 so any and all input is very welcome. Thanks!
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I listen to a lot of electronic oriented music. Here is my last.fm if that helps you. IDM, EBM, trance, trip-hop, shoegaze, etc.
I think I've narrowed it down to two sets: either the M50s or the 595s. Now to decide .

Edit: also, should I be investing in a headphone amp for either one of these cans? I was thinking the E9 desktop amplifier.
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what's your budget?
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Once I sell off my cans im picking up new DT 770 premium 600 ohms new for 200.
     
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hd 555's.

Nice Modding !! Very nice, how about a little detail on what all went into them.
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What's a good price-per-performance soundcard for gaming and music? I'm on a college student budget so I can't spend a lot, but I'd like to get a decent one.
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Asus Xonar DG, real nice considering how cheap it is.
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Almost any discrete soundcard will sound nicer than the Crosshair IV Formulas "X-FI" chip I thought I'd suffered brain damage when I tried it out the first week I got that board

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Hmm.. I like the price of the Xonar... Any other input before I decide to buy it?
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I think I've narrowed it down to two sets: either the M50s or the 595s. Now to decide .

Edit: also, should I be investing in a headphone amp for either one of these cans? I was thinking the E9 desktop amplifier.
For your tastes, I'd go with M50s. No amp needed.
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So, would the Xonar DS be worth the extra $20 more than the DG?
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