Priority is to improve my gameplay in multiplayer FPS, meaning I want to hear very clear footsteps, how close or far are from me, etc. However I have been told that AD700 is king for that BUT it's bas anemic, which I'm not sure if I should get this for FPS only and whenever I watch a movie or hear music switch to Creative HS-1000 USB Fatal1ty headset, or get an all around headphone...anyway, here are my options:
Money limit: $200
1) Refurb Audio Technica AD700 ($69) + Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium HD ($125): $194
2) Ultrasone PRO 550 ($140) + Refurb X-FI Titanium sound card ($49): $189
3) Superlux HD668B ($49) + Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium HD ($125): $174
4) Superlux HD681 ($35) + Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium HD ($125): $160
5) Your advice.
Right now I'm using the Creative HS-1000 USB Fatal1ty headset and well... for being USB it sounds great...movies, music, games everything feels great BUT I really want something to improve multiplayer in FPS games.
The Refurb items are being sold by creative itself and an EBAY seller(with own site) has 99.7% positive feedback and over 60k items sold.
note about Titanium HD taken from other site: "The Titanium HD has begun to have a reputation of being unrecognized by computers. This renders the card useless and effectively dead. Time is usually a year after initial usage."