Ok so I've been lurking on here for a little while and this is my first post. Had Astro A50's and was looking to "up my game." I don't game on PC anymore. I use my Xbox One on a desk with my keyboard and mouse setup just pretty much exactly like PC gaming...but on my Xbone. haha
Anyway I was crossed between getting the new SteelSeries H wireless, the PC360's with the built in mic or going with DT990's 250 ohm and finding myself an Antlion Mod Mic along with a Mixamp.
So I went with the DT990's with the Fiio E17 and the 2013 Mixamp. First impressions were I wasn't impressed at all. The amount of hiss the 2013 Mixamp produced was insane. Completely unacceptable IMO. Turned me off to the whole custom setup at first plus I wasn't a fan of having a cluttered desk with wires going everywhere. So I immediately order the new SteelSeries H wireless. I found them in stock somewhere on eBay. Purchased those 2 days ago and I'll have them on Tuesday. I know the whole consensus is that if they have "gaming" on the box they are usually crap. These look really amazing though to me so I had to at least try them.
Moving on I had also just purchased the older style Mixamp before it was redesigned and got it yesterday. OMG the difference between the 2013 mixamp and this 2010-11 model was amazing. I could turn up the volume all the way and get zero noticable hiss. On the 2013 Mixamp if I went past 50% on the volume knob the hiss got intolerable. Needless to say I will be returning the 2013 Mixamp!
I'm really happy with the DT990/Fiio/Mixamp setup now. I ordered the 2.3 Antlion Mod Mic a week ago. Should get it end of the month. I',m debating whether to open the SteelSeries H wireless headset though. They look awesome although I doubt they will sound as good as my DT990's BUT they are wireless...which is a weak spot for me. :( I doubt I'll be able to not open them when I get them on Tuesday just to see. haha