I've been looking for a good new Headphone or Headset because my old PC360 is kinda dead after about 3 years (sometimes it only got sound on one side and the cable is also kinda curling up).
So far I know that the HD598 caused my ears to become very itchy so that one is a no go.
Also have had a Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro, i liked this headphone it was good but the ear pads started to flatten pretty quickly (after about 3-4 months of use they became uncomfortable) also I didn't know there were coiled and non-coiled versions so I went blindly with the annoying coiled one... So that's a no go either (still have it have it though and still use it but use my PC360 for on my computer (where I'm the most at and where this headphone/headset is gonna be for).
Also tried the newer PC363 D version from Sennheiser it sounded slightly better then the PC360 but the cable was to short (i think it was maybe 2m if not only 1.5m).
Now yesterday I received the last one I tried: Philips X1/00. It sounds amazing, its a nice design, the cable is braided, the plug is robust, comes with a 3.5mm adapter, comes with a cable management tool, and was pretty comfy too... But just like with the HD598 it started to itch... But the weird part is that both the PC360, PC363 D and DT990 Pro should have the same material as the X1/00 and HD598? So I'm not sure what causes it to itch...
So now I'm looking for a new Headphone/Headset and I listen mostly to digital music (Trance, Dub step(I'm not a fan of dub step but do like some songs), Techno etc.) but I sometimes listen to things like Ozzy Osbourn and such but the focus is mostly on digital music. The Philips had a nice bass and clear sound (although the bass could be a tad less but I didn't mind it so much)
Whats also important is that I use it for gaming (and voice chat but I got a clip on mic if its gonna be a headphone) (but I think most headphones/headsets that have good sound quality are good for gaming especially if you got a good surround emulator).
The sound card I use is an ASUS Xonar Essence STX (I haven't done anything to the card though its still as it was when i bought it about 3 years ago (By the way off topic question, can a sound card coil whine? because some games leave a coil whine in the microphone (I myself won't hear it if I'm not close to the sound card itself or have microphone monitoring off) but others in voice chat do hear it).
My budget would be max 300 euros (that be arround 360 dollars) slightly over is not a problem if its worth it.
Hope someone can help me out with the choice :)
PS: Sorry if there are any grammar or spelling error's English is not my main language
Edited by DieRespwnGameOn - 3/27/13 at 7:22am