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What source are you using? When I owned the 598s, I couldn't tell the difference between onboard out of a macbook pro and a fiio q1 dac/amp. If your source is sub par, you have to decide if you want to use the amp out and about (in which case you will need a battery powered unit most likely if you want to use it with your phone). I would suggest against the O2 ODAC unless you are planning on getting better cans down the road, it is serious overkill for the 598s (imo).
If you want something cheap/simple out of your laptop, take a look at the dragonfly https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DP5JHHI?psc=1&smid=AKR88PAWTQVN2. You can find them used for less too to keep it within budget.
edit: Actually now that I think about it, I also owned a magni 2/modi 2 at the time and I didn't really notice benefit with that either vs onboard.