I just bought a PS3 and I'm in the market for a pair of headphones that meets both gaming and general entertainment purposes.
After reading the original post and thinking about it for a while I've come to the conclusion that I want to try out the DT770 pros. I know that their base is overpowered for gaming but I'm thinking that if I par it up with the new mixAmp with equalizer functions that may balance things. Can anyone chime in and say whether that will be enough or not?
Also, I only want to buy one pair of headphones, so if they won't be the DT770s, I'll probably end up buying the Q701s. I don't really think I'll be doing a lot of competitive multiplayer in the PS3. Maybe on my PC but even then it probably won't be call of duty or any other similar game. I'm more into single-player games, and the multi-player titles I do play, tend to be more co-operative.
My budget is $300 if it helps (besides mixAmp, or other virtual surround device)
A used receiver with HDMI might serve you better, as it would have both Dolby and DTS features, connect the the PS3 to the receiver using HDMI.
HDMI can pass 8-channels (7.1) of PCM (uncompressed) digital audio 24-bit/192Khz.
So you will get full Blu-ray audio from movies and possible 7.1 gaming audio.
Plus you get something you can plug speakers into.
Check your local Craigslist and check on eBay, I'm sure any A/V receiver made in the last 3 or 4 years would have HDMI.
Optical is either 2-channel of PCM digital audio or 6-channel (5.1) of compressed digital audio (24-bit/48Khz).
I like Yamahas because they come standard with headphone surround sound (Yamaha's Silent Cinema).