Hello, this is my first post here but I have read quite a few articles. The site has been very informative so far. But I have some questions.
I've been passionate about audio since my teens (I am now 34). I went through the big car stereo phase when I was younger and have slowly migrated toward quality over quantity of sound. However, I do still enjoy playing video games on the rare occasion that I have time. That being said I am currently looking for a headset that I can use for crystal clear audio on my computer and also an addon mic for gaming. The set will be used on my PC mainly but also on PS3 and possibly 360.
1. What is a good set of cans in the $200 and under range? I can currently get a set of Sennheiser HD 598 for $200 shipped from an authorized dealer. Should I jump on those or is there something better?
2. Would I need an amp or sound card for my computer? I have a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard with VIA VT2021 (7.1+2 Channel, Output: 24-Bit, 192KHz, 110dB) Most sound cards I've seen seem to have the same or lower specs.
3. What would be a good amp for PS3/360? I was thinking FIOO E17? I want something with TOSLINK input
Thanks for what I'm sure will be some well informed answers