Well, I recently picked up some PC360s, for about two years now I've simply had some A30s. They don't sound bad by any means but I know there is better, and I did my research to know the 360s are a great bang for buck in the headset department. Now my only other concern came to sound card, I've had reasonably good luck with Asus in the past on a lot of products, and I only hear death threats about Creative for all of my life. But when you start to really look into it I feel like Asus gets just as much horrible mentions when it comes to their cards in many similar areas.
But at the same time I've been comparing mostly the Xonar STX, Titanium HD and the new Creative Z. Now I would no brainer get the Titanium HD as I found it for a fantastic price, except I hear awful things about them dying within one to two years and I also don't wish to gamble support from Creative making those things actually work on Windows 8 and above. The STX I've so far heard fairly flawless things just looking to pay price premium over what I would for the Titanium HD. So far the Creative Z is very interesting, but also at the same time seldom on the reviews and still warry as it is still half of the abomination known as Recon3D. I do hear that they stack up fairly well against the Titanium HD, big point being apparently people don't hear bleeding they did on the Titaniums.
Would love some input, if people think the STX would be worth it over the Z and Titanium HD which I'm looking to get at relatively similar pricing. I'm fairly big on gaming, but at the same time I think music holds close to my heart as well. IF it makes any different, mostly looking at heavy metal/progressive.