Hey all, so I've taken your advice on buying an add-on mic.. but i do still have a few questions:
Why is it that they manufacture gaming headphones - and not just manufacture, but dedicate entire companies to, like turtle beach - when you can always just buy a mic? I mean is there really any difference between a gaming headset and a headset with a mic added on? Are you really just paying a premium for the convenience of a mic..or?
Also, I've noticed that, unfortunately gaming headphones are among the best-looking headphones for most 17 year-olds. Yes a pair of Senn's will have vastly superior sound quality, but are there any good audiophile headphones that are sleek and hip?
Either way, i've been looking at reviews for audiophile headphones, and I found some on Sennheiser, so i looked on their site. A question of mine is: Is Sennheiser the type of company that labels the quality of its products with a number? (IE, the X 550 is better than the X 450) Because I've noticed a price jump that goes along with a higher number - is this because of the level of quality, or simply because of how newly released it is?
So here are my finds, in order of what I personally think looks the most promising:
And one that I'm also curious about how it compares is the HD 380 pro http://www.sennheiser.ca/live/senn/produit/en/1241/13
If anyone has had any experience with any of those, I would love to hear their thoughts
Now, one last thing that I am considering is the infamous V Moda Crossfade LP http://v-moda.com/crossfade-lp/
A lot of people apparently have been hating on these, as though they are the new Beats, however, this article gives me hope: http://www.head-fi.org/t/613371/vmoda-crossfade-lp-why-all-the-bad-reviews
I'm so swamped with all the choices out there, i would love some help narrowing them down. Thank you in advance to anyone who tries to help :)
Sennheiser HD558 gets my vote.