I wonder if anyone could give some input into my situation. I am an only-PC gamer but this seems to be the more active place for headphone advice.
Currently I'm using Goldring NS1000s and a Xonar DG, and I'm looking to upgrade since these are beginning to have issues and my birthday is approaching. Isolation isn't an issue, and most of my time is spent playing competitive FPS. When I do listen to music, it's generally classical or stuff like Elbow/Adele/Coldplay/occasionally-guilty-musicals.
I don't have a huge budget, and I would like to avoid having to get external DACs/Amps. Q701s look ideal (if on the very high end of the budget - £150 imported from US) for me, but from what I've read the Xonar DG would struggle to drive them properly. I could alternatively get DT770/990 Pro 80Ohms for £118, which I hear also benefit greatly from amping but holy **** they look comfortable. The headphones I'm leaning towards right now are the AD700s, which I can get for £92.
Would appreciate any thoughts on the best solution.
On another note, to get Dolby Headphone I should just have 5.1 selected in game and DH enabled in Xonar menu right?
Edited by Simarilli - 1/5/14 at 2:04pm