Originally Posted by BoneCollector
heh just before i ring the bank manager
How much of an improvement would suggested ones be over the samson sr850? or ad700 from gaming viewpoint, not only nice sound effects but enemy detection, sound stage etc
I cant assume heavy price tags means better quality or i'd end up buying dr dre beats.
For competitive gaming purposes, certain headphones may be more revealing of subtle audio details that others may totally smooth over...though I'd still say it's hard to get much of an upgrade over the AD700 for competitive FPS gaming specifically. While my vintage Stax Lambda beats the AD700 at everything, it's also a much more expensive headphone (especially with the prices they fetch on eBay these days), and one I mainly kept because it excels at music reproduction while also being a very competent gaming headphone.
But if you want some actual bass presence for a more cinematic experience, or something that actually sounds even more clear and vast than the AD700 does, you have many options for a headphone upgrade. Whether it's worth paying twice as much or even more for the headphone itself (not including any needed amplifiers) is another question entirely.