Hello. I am very new to Head-Fi, and the audiophile world in general. I have always loved music and been kind of a snob when it comes to my music collection (All my songs are encoded in FLAC). Currently I have a Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB headset. I also have a Samson C01U Condenser Microphone, but it doesn't seem to want to pick up much sound (That is another problem, for another time.)
I have grown tired of USB headsets in general. Every pair I have ever owned has had some problem with it that eventually drove me to seek an upgrade, and the Vengeance 1500 is no exception. I have no real experience in the audio field, and only know very little. I have attempted to read online guides, but there doesn't seem to be any (at least that I could find with a few hours of Google searching) that list terms in a way that a beginner can understand. Every time I would either get swarmed by terminology too quickly or find myself reading something that turned out to be no help at all.
What I have come to understand though, is that each pair of headphones/set will sound different, even on the high end and that each of them are made with a specific purpose in mind. Beyond that though, its all just gibberish to me currently.
Right now, I am looking at a Sennheiser G4ME Zero (I prefer closed over open for headsets) for my gaming/minor music needs, and a Omega HT Claro Halo for my sound card. I had looked at the Sennheiser PC 350 SE, and it appears to have the same stats as the G4ME Zero, so I am assuming the G4ME Zero is just the newest revision of the same headset.
For just music I was interested in the Sennheiser HD 598 for now, and possibly the HD 600 later on.
Beyond this though, like I said before, I am sorta clueless. I have read things about a desktop amp, and I can only assume one would be required for this setup. If anyone can either offer a suggestion or point me in the direction of an instructional guide that doesn't just swamp the reader with terms, it would be much appreciated.