As you can tell I'm looking for a pair of headphones that will be primarily used for gaming. I've looked at the AD700 but from what I've heard they've got a great soundstage, but anemic bass? I'm not into the whole call-of-duty-listen-for-footsteps-twitch-shooter genre of FPSs, so what I'm looking for is a decent soundstage but with more oomph and lows in the bass department for explosions, gunfire, etcetera, etcetera (stuff you're more likely to hear in Battlefield games hint hint). Now I'm no audiophile by any means, I've only recently discovered this community so please bear with me. I just want to get a good setup going for gaming at home on the console.
People seem to recommend the Sennheiser 598s or 550s for gaming as opposed to the AD700s? (But what's the difference between those models!?) or the DT770s all though those are more pricey. Also I'm fairly sure I would prefer open-air for the comfort factor because I'm sure my ears would get pretty hot, but if that would mean suffering in the sound quality (not sure if it will, I know it depends on what kind of sound you're going for) then I'll go for closed-air. Either way, whatever works, works for me
So all in all I was wondering if there were any other headphones out there that are comparable in sound quality, but could possible be cheaper than the $150-175ish range of the senn HDs and beyer DTs. OR just any alternatives to them in general? Just trying to see my options.
Thanks a lot for any input! (hate to be leech with all the q's)