I'm an avid gamer who has an appreciation for game audio and what it adds to games and have been slowly working my way around a few different headsets i started on the Tritton ax pro and ax 720 at the same time and preferred the ax pro then I heard good things bout the turtle beach hpa2 and got that and used it with the pro decoder box, then I got a creative extigy decoder to use with it, then the hd audio rush decoder and preferred the sound in that to the extigy.
Well at that point I was very happy with the hpa2/hd audio rush combo, the sound was amazing but one thing that I wanted was mic monitoring for playing Xbox live with my mates and stop me shouting without realising so I purchased the turtle beach dx11 or x11 and dss decoder in a box together basically.
Although it was a bit excessive having the 2 set ups it worked well having the dx11 for multiplayer and hpa2/hd audio rush for single player campaign and movies etc.
Not long after getting the dx11 though and the hd audio rush decoder's audio took a nosedive and was distorted and and muffled(cheap china made product I figured) so that was now useless
I recently got a astro mixamp off of eBay and tried to get hold of a hpx 1 cable to convert the hpa2 into a hpx to use with the mixamp but no one has one and turtle beach don't ship overseas so I have been using the green front audio cable to go through the y adaptor on the mixamp for sound but it not ideal really so I been reading about on places like Mlg gaming forums and there some good advice about using headphones for gaming but they not knowledgeable on in depth questions
Regarding sounds and they have good things to say bout head fi so here I am.
Well I've now got a audio technica ad 900 on order from audiocubes.com which I ordered last week so am just waiting for that to be delivered and am excited at getting my first proper audiophile headphones, I noticed the ad 1000 model as well and was wondering if anyone has any experience with ad 900 or 1000 with the mixamp and what one is better suited for games