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It's not about the ohms, there are cans with less than 32 ohms that draw more power than you can imagine. The 595's are low power, any decent sound card is great for them. I wouldn't recommend purchasing an amp until you are ready to move onto better headphones. When I amped my AD700s I saw a bit of a difference but not substantial, like 5-10%.

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I second the Fiio e5 purchase.
Its not "just" about ohms or impedance, but that is typically a good indicator of power requirements for the headphones in general.
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Its not "just" about ohms or impedance, but that is typically a good indicator of power requirements for the headphones in general.
not really. the best indication is db/mW i.e. the sensitivity.
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This gentleman makes really well reviewed amps http://www.raysamuelsaudio.com/#
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