Try that Team Fortress 2 video on the first page. Just remember, don't turn on any virtual surround when watching those videos, as they are meant to be watched from a standard stereo output.
I had the 1st gen A40s, which sounded very hollow, and everything sounded like there was no weight. The treble was very harsh, bass was light (which doesn't bother me for a headset), and everything sounded a bit too echoey.
Whats coincidental is that you loved the Ax720... which pretty much falls with the same opinions I had on both. I preferred the Ax720 over the A40s, and thought they did a better job simulating surround vs the A40s which didn't do absolutely anything for me. So perhaps you are hearing what i did, though I didn't try those virtual surround tests back then, though I did play CoD4 multiplayer a lot, which is a great for demoing.
I wasn't kidding when I said I was very underwhelmed by the A40s. It wasn't until I got the Ad700 that my whole thought of the Mixamp and gaming with headphones truly clicked for me.
Okay, So i turned off my virtual surround sound on my computer..
Do i need to leave it off for games? or turn it on? cause i would think i would need to turn it on (on my pc) in order to get surround sound.
As for my xbox i still feel like they lack the whole virtual surround sound.
Im going to try the team fortress thing with my x11s and ill let you know what happens.
Edit: for the team fortress thing they both sound the same.
I dont think the a40s would require a burn in or anything?
Edited by illbleed - 6/10/12 at 4:31am