I am looking for a new pair of headphones. My budget is about 100£ - 130€ - 180$. These are the features they ought to have/ what they will be used for:
- Gaming immersion
- Music: mainly hard rock, metal and classical
- Watching films
- Open design: I found out they generally have a better soundstage, which is important for gaming immersion. Also I do not care whether somebody could be able to hear me.
- Comfort: I usually keep them up for a long time, therefore they need to be comfortable.
So far I don't have a dedicated sound card; I have got a Z87-Plus, which should be enough untill I get a dedicated sound card.
The most suggested ones I've come across while searching are these:
- ATH-AD700X: In America they are less expensive, I'm from Italy though.
- Sennheiser HD 558:
However, seems like that M50s are better if you mainly focus on music. I'll likely go for the 558s.
I will appreciate any suggestion regarding both the headphones I've mentioned and those I haven't.
Finally, I'd like to know how stereo headphones can be better than sourround headsets even if they are not driven by an AMP or external sound card.