Hey guys, just joined the site (mainly for this thread) and wanted to thank everyone for all the helpful contributions. I'm an avid gamer on both current gen consoles and am getting my ps4 on Friday. I currently have a tritton AX Pro which I can't say I'm too happy with and also my out of the box amp/speaker system. I'm looking to upgrade for my multiplayer fps action(mainly bf4 but I also see myself getting an Xbox 1 for titanfall, the next gen Halo and destiny on either console). At the moment I'm in a bit of a quandary. I live in South Africa so getting the top end equipment that is mentioned here tends to be a bit of a mission though Amazon, Ebay and a few other places do ship stuff here. I'm trying to decide whether to get the Skullcandy Plyr 1(which Amazon will send) and will be really easy to sort out or go down the more complicated route of getting an astro mix amp pro off ebay and then getting a good set of headphones like the Philips X1 or the sony MA900 with a V-Moda BoomPro gaming mic. I like the idea of the mixamp as it gives me the freedom to upgrade by getting a nice amp for headphones or upgrading my headphones further down the line. Will the difference in sound quality be worth extra work and expense?
You'll have an issue trying to use the MA900 with the V-Moda cable. Unfortunately the cable is non-removable on the MA900; no matter how much I wish otherwise. It'll work well with the X1 as I've seen a few people post about the combo working for them. I've never heard the Plyr but as I understand it's closed, so you should find better detail and positional queues with an open headphone. That said, closed headphones offer isolation and the Plyr does seem like a decent all-in-one setup. Going the Mixamp route lets you upgrade your system easily as you've said. I've owned both a wired and wireless Mixamp and both were great, allowing me to change headphones/amps whenever I wanted. If you're looking for a "future proof" system, I feel the time and financial investment into the Mixamp is a better path. Ultimately that decision is up to you.
Also, welcome officially to Head-Fi. Sorry about your wallet and all that jazz.
Edited by AxelCloris - Yesterday at 10:37 am