Originally Posted by MadMolly
If you want immersion and good soundstage, I would suggest the dt990. Great bass and bright treble will give you a very engaging sound while still being more than decent for competitive gaming. if you don't have an amp, the I recommend the 32 ohm.
This is another great suggestion too. I have not personally heard them, but have heard decent things.
Originally Posted by lilVaratep
i love my ad 700's for gaming. especially fps. a little bass boost if bass feels weak for your musical tastes.
The ad 700 is a great option too, but I feel the bass is worse in the 700s then the 598s. But I agree you can tweak the eq a bit to your liking.
I think a big thing we are leaving out is, are you going to be getting a soundcard with 3d sound effects? That's what can really give you good positional ques etc.
If you are not wanting competitive gaming positional audio sounds and are looking for more of a just all around headphone that are great for gaming enjoyment I would suggest the DT770 80ohm. I prefer them over the 880s, but have not heard the 990s like above to compare. AMAZING bass but also a great sounding headphone in the mids and highs for the price point.
TLDR: hd598 -> dt770 80 ohm. The former being harder to drive but a decend soundcard or amp will make them shine.