Originally Posted by Simca
I'd also argue that the Pro 550s were never meant for Metal. I would never recommend them to anyone for metal. I would never recommend most bassy headphones below 200 dollars for metal music (Above that, headphones begin to get better and you can have basscake and eat it too).
If you want headphones for metal, buy Grados. Even just an SR60i would be enough.
Well, I guess we both agreed that the PRO550 would suit his other genres fine but the metal genre is a weird one. For metal and rock, I'd definitely point a finger at Grado but Grados aren't gaming headphones. In fact, I would never use Grados for gaming.
Nebster, you also might want to consider a sound card. The Ultrasone opens up a LOT given a proper source. It's awful on onboard. Just...awful. Actually, I think that might be your biggest issue here honestly...Edited by RallyMaster - 5/29/12 at 7:09pm