I'm far from an audiophile, but I do appreciate good sound and I want to get a new pair of headphones for use with my computer. These will be used primarily for music and some gaming as well. I was looking at the Sennheiser HD 595... SENNHEISER HD 595 6.3 mm stereo (3.5 mm Adapter) C... I know a couple of gaming buddies who have them and claim they're amazing, and from a lot of what I'm reading it seems to be true. Anywho, having never really had a nice pair of headphones, I've never needed an amplifier. To be completely honest, I'm not even really sure what one is or what it does. I imagine by its name, it just boosts the power/quality of the signal to the headphones? I have an HT Omega Strike sound card, which I believe is a decent card, but I wouldn't mind hearing from more experienced people as to what sounds cards are "the best". So yeah, I'd like to buy these headphones..or if someone can suggest better ones for a somewhat similar price I'd look into those as well. If possible, could you link me to a good amplified on NewEgg? I like making use of my Preferred Account there so I'd like to order it all from them. And if you think my sound card needs an upgrade, I'd be open to suggestions. Thank you!