Hey everyone! I've been stalking this thread for the last week and decided to jump on in the fun.
I currently have the Astro a40 headset (3-4 years old) + mixamp (1 year old) and I've been looking for a pair of cans to replace them. I've had my eye on a pair of Sennheiser HD 598 but I always come back to this thread and its like I'm starting over the thought process.
I am looking for a pair of cans that would be a solid upgrade to the a40s. Mainly used for gaming and music. When it comes to music I mainly listen to metal, grind, death metal etc. Also a big fan of electronic music and some hip hop. I plan to use the mixamp in conjuction and sooner or later will end up getting a xonar essence card for my pc. I also have the mic under control.
I need help picking out a good fit for me. I have a slightly large head if that helps with any recommendations too.
I have pretty much the exact same taste in music as you. I am also looking for the same all around great type of headphones. The X1 was recommended to me a couple of pages back so I'd say most would recommend the same.
Edit: Oh and if you're into electronic and hip hop, definitely something somewhat more fun and bassy. I stand by the X1 as my recommendation. No personal experience with them but it seems to be what would fit best based on the review and other recommendations.
Edited by grumpy1471 - 4/8/14 at 2:20pm