What about getting the A2+ and adding a sub later if I decide it lacks bass? Like I said, I'm not a bass head, I just like a nice bass for certain things but not brain-melting-ly overpowering. My family is very musically oriented, so I like being able to hear individual instruments/vocalists and the full range. Games I usually play include a few fps, third person adventures, and the occasional indie. I prefer games with great sound design to keep me immersed. I like headphones, but I just prefer good speakers after having grown up using them my whole life vs headphones.
Building on that last note, how are the A2s (not necessarily the A2+ but either way) compared to the Sennheiser HD 558s (both before and after foam mod)?
not sure ive heard a 558 but guessing taht the a2 will have less of a marked V shape lss upper end treble less resolution and the bass will trail away earlier and nothave so much of a hump as athe 558. do bare in mind that the 558 will thoughily outclass them. £ for £ you get considerably more audio quality in a headphone than you do a speaker.