I'm in the market for a new headphone and a sound card.
Got the recon3d omega...the sound is ok, but the mic is shiet, there's something wrong with how it processes the mic sounds because there's always an echo in recordings* and I've learnt to not like closed headphones. Also, I've a X-Fi fatal1ty (I'm sorry, I was young) that I'm looking to upgrade.
I'm a little confused by what I've been reading - so there's actually no need to buy a pair of headphones the comes with it's own surround sound tech? I can buy any headphone and plug it into a sound card and enjoy virtual surround sound?
I've narrowed down my headphone selection to the Sennheiser PC360/PC363D. If that's the case, then there's actually no reason to get the 363D isn't it, considering how they are essentially the same (ok, different covers) but with an additional usb surround sound card for the 363?
As for the sound cards, the STX is good but lacks gaming capabilities (surround sound and what not), while the new ZxR seems to be as capable, if not better, than the Titanium HD even if it's using an inferior Core3D sound chip? (as suggested in Nameless's guide) If that's the case, I'm actually leaning towards getting the ZxR because it also has built-in headphone amps.
So as of right now, leaning towards the PC360 & ZxR. Using for music, gaming, recording and movies, alternating between my existing 5.1 speakers and headphones.
* Recordings will have echo, even with the mic off, what u hear off, etc. Funny thing is I pretty much fixed it by plugging the mic into my computer's x-fi instead. So sounds through the recon3d omega and mic through x-fi. Stupid isn't it?
Edited by shadowoflight - 8/27/13 at 7:15am