I've been using a pair of Logitech G35s for over a year now, and I think I need to upgrade. When I first got them, I loved the 7.1 surround sound for gaming and the incredible amount of depth it added to my music. Now I'm thinking of getting a new audio card that supports surround sound and a pair of audiophile grade studio monitors to go with it.
I'll be using them mostly for FPS gaming. I'll also be using them for music, and I listen to everything from dubstep to classical. I'm not sure if I should look at open or closed ear headphones, as I'm not entirely certain about the advantages and disadvantages of each. I'm not looking to spend more than about $200, and so far the best looking option has been the M50s. I've heard that they're a great all-around set of cans, and Audio-Technica headphones are great for gaming and comfort. I especially like that they're well made, durable, and portable (none of which describe my G35s). As far as open ear goes, I was thinking about the AD700s. The only problem with those is that I've heard they don't fit well on smaller heads (they're also beige and purple).
I don't really care about them being wireless, having a mic (I'll be buying a Blue Snowball), or leaking sound.
Edited by thePhysicist8 - 11/11/13 at 1:59pm