I am looking into a Hi-fi setup for my PC, driven by a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty sound card. I am new to Hi-fi so I'm pretty sure anything will sound amazing to me. I like to get the best possible though.
The main factor that the headphones need to have is excellent positional audio (for games like CS/Cod4 promod). I was looking into the Sennheiser HD600/HD650, but I doubt I will be able to afford an amp that will take advantage of them and stay under my $600 total budget. Also I am not sure which is better for positional audio, the open or closed ear?
Secondly I would like them to excel at music (I listen to many different genres, so I would like dubstep/electronic to sound just as good as songs with heavy vocals or classic rock etc).
Third priority is powerful bass.
My budget is $500-600 for both the headphones and amp.
I have been recommended the ATH-M50s and am seriously considering them, just not sure on their gaming performance.