The X41, A50, are closed headsets. Closed headsets will NEVER be as good as open ones like the PC360 is terms of soundstage and openness (duh).
THAT BEING SAID, THE X41 IS CURRENTLY $70 ON AMAZON FOR A MANUFACTURER REFURB. IF THE DECODER BOX ALLOWS OTHER HEADPHONES, THIS IS A STEAL.
That = Dolby Headphone amp + free wireless headset, if you wanna look at it that way. I'm tempted myself. This essentially makes it a viable alternative to the DSS with a headset.
I'd jump on it IF voice chat isn't a necessity.
Best starter setup based on this:
X41 refurb (for the dolby headphone decoder, and headset use whenever I want to chat
Q701 (or even better, K702 Anniversary off Razordog Audio or ProAudioStar via the make a deal request link for $350).
I should probably get the X41 at some point, for the sake of the review, and perhaps as an additional entry to the amp section.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/15/13 at 6:35am