I just read Mad Lust Envy's huge post about all of the headphone reviews (which was an excellent read btw) and, although helpful, I feel exremely overwhelmed. I know nearly NOTHING about headphones. Long story short--I desperately need everyones suggestion for some gaming headphones.
I was really set on those Astro A40's or the Turtle Beach XP500's, ultimately deciding on getting the A40's. At the last minute, I backed out and decided to do a bit more research. Through countless hours of reading reviews and googling, I came across Mad Lust Envy's review and was slightly disappointed regarding what was said about them. I decided to hold off and do some more research.
At the moment, I think I'm going to grab the Mixamp Pro along with a set of seperate headphones. My first question is...does the amp that comes included with the Tritton AX720 prove to be substantially better than the Astro Mixamp? Anyone had any experiences with both? If the AX720 is significantly better, is it going to be complicated to set up and configure? I read a couple reviews that claimed it was complicated to work with, but I'd be willing to try and learn it if it is worth it.
Now my second question? What headphones do I want? I play more for fun than competitive play, but hearing all different sound directions is very important to me. I really like to sit down on the couch and feel myself immersed in the game, almost as if it were real life. I love playing BF3, among many other games such as Forza...that game has amazing engine sounds (I'm an auto enthusiast). I'd like headphones that are really going to give me the best 5.1 sound possible. I would like to be able to distinguish which direction the bullets or tanks or whatever will be coming from. I also want a bit of bass so I can really feel the explosions. I guess to sum it up, I really want to be able to distinguish all 5 (virtual) speakers and the different directions, as well as feel the punch of bass (correct me if I'm wrong, but I want a big soundstage, right?). These will solely be used for gaming and gaming only.
I read and researched all the headsets under Mad Lust Envy's "fun" list, but they all seem great, so I am not sure what to buy lol. I am leaning towards the DT990's simply beacause I found them for a pretty good price and he seemed to praise them highly.
Any sort of education you guys would like to provide as well will be much appreciated. Thanks everyone; I look forward to hearing your responses!