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Originally Posted by Vailen;15367984 
@Jo0...upgrading from a HD555 to a HD595 is a simple as removing the foam behind the drivers? In other words, we would have to pay a premium for a layer of foam? Wow. I am really suprised.

@Simca...I am hearing more and more people both here and on other forums that the Beyerdynamic MMX300 is the best overall performer. I am also hearing excellent reviews about the Astro Mixamp 5.8.


Everyone:
Based on what I have learned over the past couple of days, I am now leaning towards the MMX300 along with an Astro Mixamp 5.8. The headset ($350) + Mixamp ($140) + PC connector for the Mixamp ($10) = $500...exactly my budget limit.

I am still doing research. If anyone has additional comments/suggestions/etc., please let me know.

Thanks,

Vailen

A soundcard with CMSS-3D would be a lot more useful than an external amp for gaming. Also Try picking up a pair of headphones that are easier to drive, reducing the need for an amp.

Also bass isnt all that useful in games, muffles the sound of footsteps etc, gunshots too booming.
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Pwnography,

Although I like the idea of adding a sound card to my PC, I do not think I will have the room due to my quad sli setup. Thus, I have to rely on an external amp if I want better sound quality.

Could you recommend an amp that can be connected to either a PC or an XBox 360 to drive the headset? I will consider expanding my budget is an external amp will really make a difference. I just may have to wait a little longer before I purchase the amp.

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Everyone:

Many thanks for everyone's feedback. I am torn between the Sennheiser PC 360 and Beyerdynamic MMX 300. The PC 360 seems, at least from photographs, more comfortable due to the very large ear pads. I also like how the microphone is muted automatically when raised. But the primary criteria is the sound quality. Both headsets get extraordinary reviews. Currently, the PC 360 is $188 on Amazon, vs. $349 for the MMX 300.

In either case, I will get the Astro Mixamp 5.8 or some other headphone amp. That combination will provide excellent overall performance.

If anyone has any additional insights or suggestions, please let me know.

Thanks,

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