For gaming, I can definitely recommend it for its imaging but in all honesty, there are more open sounding headphones at cheaper prices if you want to use them solely for gaming. I actually quite enjoy Hip-Hop on these but this is purely dependent on how much bass you want. The L2s are more on fast, tight, and punchy bass as opposed to heavy and deep bass. Also, they're quite revealing of recording quality… they aren't particularly forgiving for some tracks as the soundstage would be all over the place (and not in a good way). I'm currently listening to Illmatic XX and the delivery and quality is just stellar.
Overall, if you're mainly into Hip-hop and gaming… I'd advise the Fidelio X1 over the L2s. Wider soundstage but less deep, huge but still quality bass for an open back
Yeah, I bought the Fidelio X1 and returned them, because the fit was really weird on my head, which made the imaging on the left driver very annoying. And whatever I did, I couldn't get them to sit right, so that's why I had to return them.
I'm looking for a realistic sounding headphone with a lot of clarity, non-recessed mids, enough bass for rap/hiphop music and good soundstage/imaging for gaming.