First off, ever since I started researching and this forum has helped me in an imaginable ways! so for everyone here, Thank you so much.
so to start off with, the first headset I got was the A40s and my aim was gaming and music and that was it. But with time I wanted something with more bass and found the smaller version which is the A30s. They did have more bass, but it wasnt as comfortable.
So when I found out that I had the money and nothing to buy, I thought hey get a new headphone! I heard alot about people using the PC360 with the Astro mixamp pro so I thought that might be the great idea. the PC360s are $200 so its in my range of budget.
But after some more researching a found people here talking about the AD700 and how comfortable they are and how they sound wonderful for gaming but it lacked bass. Well as for bass it is actually better than the Astros A40 so it would be ok with me. And the price was very low that I loved it.
Then I said since its that low and I have the money, maybe theres something better? so another search was started and found the HD558. They look good and people say that it sounds good too. But the thing about the HD5xx series having that crack issue is making me stay away from it. I'm buying it off Amazon and it will be shipped to the middle east where I live. So for me to send it back it if it breaks down will be troublesome. So now I want to ask you guys, what do you think its best for me?
For me the headphones is a very big part of my life. As soon as I wake up I use them to listen to music and spend all day using them for skyping and gaming. So the headphones will be on my head the whole day. And I wear them everytime I drive to university. So comfortable is a big advantage for me even if the headphones lacked bass or something else (mind Im not an audiophile yet). I'll be using the Astro mixamp pro for gaming (Xbox360 FPS mostly) and for PC. And the kind of music that I listen to is dubstep (very bassy) but Im not a bass head. And about open or closed, Im good with sound leak because I live alone but my room's AC and PC fan are noisy! but if the volume will make those sounds disappear I'll be good with an opne one.
Further I'll be using the Zalman Zm-mic1 for chatting since everyone is saying they are the best. (If theres something better please tell me) and thats about it.
Again I can reach about $200 for the price and a little more would be no problem. Thanks.
Edited by Karido - 6/13/12 at 7:26pm