Originally Posted by Rocketlucco
Everything you said in regards to both topics is theoretical and subjective. Yes I understand the concept of how motion clarity can help you track a kill, but does it impart a significant statistical objectively measurable advantage? Well there's no formal studies done, but my guess would be no, since the vast majority of the best players in the world are not playing using these monitors. I'm sure it gives a minor advantage, but nothing that would make or break a match or compensate for lack of innate skill and practicing.
In terms of audio you are just regurgitating the same tired argument that values anecdotal experience over objective tests. Time and time again respected members of the audiophile community with the so called ability to tell the difference are put to blind listening tests, and in fact cannot tell the difference between high cost and low cost speakers or headphones. Can they tell the difference between well made and poorly made audio equipment? Yes of course, but the quality does not always correlate with price, and there are many relatively low cost speakers/headphones that score the same marks as thousand dollar ones on blind tests. Claiming that "some people just aren't able to tell the difference, but I can" is nonsense that people tell themselves to justify high cost purchases. If you think you can hear a difference, and it makes you enjoy your media more, all the more power to you, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a placebo effect.
Of course it's subjective, that was the entire point of my post. I'm not saying you should expect a massive increase in K:D ratios because you upped the refresh rate. The main point of spending money on a more expensive, higher hz display is for the eye candy, and whatever margin it helps (better motion clarity, decreased input lag) for competitive FPS is just a welcomed bonus. BTW looking at 60hz after fully adjusting to 144hz is very difficult, in fact it's a blurry mess. No one should be pumping 60hz in 2015 lol..
I have 0 experience with a outrageously priced cans, so rushing to judgement on them would be a bit arrogant. The only thing I can comment on is the $300 and less range, which I laugh at the idea what improvements I hear are placebo. But this is me after trying several headphones, made by different companies in different price ranges. Not going off what I read on the world wide interwebs and jotting that down as my real world experience. So here's a test, below linked are the headphones I have (that blows everything I previously owned out of the water) and I want you to find me something that will provide the same accurate powerful bass, sound stage, detail, and clarity for a much lower price.