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Thank you both for your input. Just want to throw one more in the mix. How about the AKG Q701 compared to the DT990?

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Q701 is going to be one of the best for audio placement, and thus great for FPS games. Downside is the bumpy headband that some people find uncomfortable, although you could mod it pretty easily. IMO DT990 is more immersive, while Q701 would be better for competitive play.

edit: look at these for a comparison
DT990 http://en.goldenears.net/10634
HD598 (close to your HD555) http://en.goldenears.net/8494
K701 (Q701/K701/702 are all pretty much the same) http://en.goldenears.net/4138

You can see the DT990 would be more bass impact, better for things like explosions. However, that tends to be a detriment to competitive gameplay.
Edited by DrGroove - 1/11/14 at 6:13pm
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The newer HD558 and 598 are supposed to be better, but I don't know by how much. My HD555s broke. There was the famous crack on the cans, and then someone stepped on them or something. In the end, I paid Sennheiser $60 bucks to have the HD555s repaired. One week later, they sent me a brand new HD558 set. Since the HD555s are gone, I can't do the A/B comparison, but the sound is good and the headband is comfier (doesn't press as hard as the HD555s). I use them as my Hi-Fi and TV headphones.
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