My old headphones broke (Roccat Kave 5.1) and I'm looking to purchase a new setup that works well with both PC and PS3. I mostly play FPS games, Battlefield 3 and Planetside 2. So my goal is to find a set that promotes good directional awareness.
On my PC, I have a Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer soundcard. I need a set up that allows me to switch easily between PS3 and PC. My budget is capped at $200.
After reading the guides/reviews here I'm leaning towards the AD700 with a AntLion Modmic 2.0 (when released). I'm also looking to purchase a good mixamp, as it seems the only way to go. I've looked at the Astro Mixamp Pro but it's $130, which puts me over budget. So the AD700 run around $100, which leaves me around $100 for mic and mixamp. Also are there any cheaper alternatives to the Astro mixamp? I'm curious to know if a mixamp would allow me to easily switch between platforms? Would it be redundant use a mixamp with a soundcard?
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Also, don't know if it's important but I use a monitor for both platforms. The PC is connected to the DVI input and PS3 via the HDMI input. I don't have an audio receiver or anything else.