Ok got my choices narowed down for what headphones to get. Looking to spend less than $200. My source will be a Sound Blaser Xfi Card.
These are listed in my rankings right now from first to last
At those prices, I would pick the 840.
It's all diminishing returns from here... no one can tell you if it's "worth it" or not. Both would be a slight bump up, the pro900 for a more similar sound, the D5000 for something a bit different. If the price difference is really giving you pause, then I recommend that you not spend the money now.
So I've made a few posts in this topic recently, each with different headphones on my radar...
This time, I'm looking at the Grado SR325is. I was originally hesitant to get open cans again because my PC fans make a lot of noise but I'm getting newer, quieter ones, so open cans will likely be in consideration again. 95% of my music is guitar-centric rock, so that's why I'm looking at the Grado sound again (I have MS1 right now). My concern is brightness, it seems like a majority of the posts about the SR325 is about its brightness, but I'm really intrigued by its forward, rock specialty instead of Alessandro's comparative laid-backness. I'm afraid to buy a pair and not like them ... and I have no idea about a place where I can demo headphones (Hampton Roads, Virginia area). Unfortunately, the RS2i new is out of my budget, but I could look around for a used pair... Any suggestions?
Go for it. Live dangerously.
... or buy used. Live slightly less dangerously.
I'm looking for some headphones.
I listen to a lot of rock, drum and bass, electric, that sorta thing, but the headphones will primarily be used for FPS games (and this is what I want them to be good at).
My budget is currently around $150 or €100 or £90, but I'm Danish, so prices are far from the same as in the US.
My source will most likely be a Creative X-Fi Titanium. I'd chosen the HD555 (which are €105), but decided to just ask in here before making a huge purchase.
The HD555 or AD700 would be my first recommendations.
Maybe a used D2000 if you can find it in that price.