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I have the Sennheiser 558 (foam modded to 598) and my sound card is a Auzentech Bravura will i gain audio quality if i plug a Fiio E5 on this or it will do nothing? I am looking for audio quality not more sound. Thanks
post #2 of 6
its best to have the least amount of equipment between the source and output.
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Originally Posted by redhat_ownage View Post
its best to have the least amount of equipment between the source and output.
depends on what you trying to achieve. Anyway, would spend more money on a better source / soundcard than amping the HD558.
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The 555/558s can be powered sufficiently/fully by your sound card. There is no need for an amp.
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The FiiO E5 is only $20 depending on where you get it. I'll sometimes even plug in my E5 with my NuForce uDAC-2 just for kicks. Even if it ends up not making a difference, it's still a handy device to have lying around.
    
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The E5 is more of a pre amp/volume control than an amp. You'd be better off with an E7 or E9 if your sound card isnt good enough for you.
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