This list is compiled from budget, various review from head-fi and http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-update-2-20-2014-boompro-list-chicoloms-faq-added#user_v-moda_boompro
I want a set of cans that work really well with gaming.
I have the v-moda m100 that are my multi purpose headphones.
I want something I can have a little more fun with. Pair with a tube amp. Right now I have a o2 and Odac, UCA222 and Astro Mix amp. I have my I eye on something like the http://www.amazon.co.jp/CarotOne-ヘッドフォン-プリアンプCarot-One-FABRIZIOLO/dp/B007QL3O2M/ref=sr_1_sc_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1393868068&sr=8-7-spell&keywords=Carrotone
Or even getting into some DIY with a bravo v2.
I live in japan, so budget gear is limited.
I am on vacation in the USA right now and going back to Japan in 8 days. All of the cans I have listed except the hd598's are 50 to 250$ more in japan. Some store are selling the X1 for nearly 500$. Ridiculous.
Also the x1's will work with my vmoda boom mic. But this isn't really a huge deal.
I listen to mostly IDM but have found myself branching out a lot more lately and listening to more acoustical stuff recently thanks to my new (budget) audiophile set up.
I'm sure you guys will say "why aren't you considering xxxxxxx?"
That's fine, just please add (for example) "because the xxxxxx are more fun and xx$ cheaper right now"
Edit: really leaning towards the dt 990. New for 150 right now.
Edited by gr34td3str0y3r - 3/3/14 at 10:10am