Thanks for taking the time for reading this, I’m sure you get asked this a million times so I appreciate you helping me out.
I’ve pretty much had Astro a50s for the last 7 years and a40s before that. I wanted to upgrade because they are slowly falling apart as my current pair is from 2015. I tried the Arctis pro wireless and absolutely hated them. Didn’t sound great at all, had a buzzing noise that was driving me insane, and overall was just a bad experience so I RMA them and thought I could either get a new paid of a50s or be a man and finally jump into the world of HiFi.
So that’s where I’m at, I’m looking for a recommendation for new headphones and I’m ready to switch to a DAC and mod mic for a better sound experience and ditch the whole “gaming headset” culture. I play a variety of games but definitely a lot of FPS like Counterstrike, but I am big into music as well (listening and creation/mixing).
As for a budget I would like to keep the set up (headphones and DAC) under $600 but I can stretch a little bit if its worth it. I have a decent mic already so that helps the budget.
These are just what I was looking at and am not sold on anything, really just getting into the audiophile world and these are what caught me eye so far:
As for a DAC, I was looking at Sennheiser GSX 1000 or the 1200 PROs, I think those would probably do justice for me and not really sure not what other options I have lol.
For headphones, I was looking at the ATH-AD1000X, Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium 600Ohm or DT990, or the Sennheiser HD 660S or 600s
There’s probably a bit of room in my budget to get a better DAC or headphone then the ones I said, but probably not both. On a side note, I do have a pair of KRK RP5 Rokit 5’s that are currently hooked up to a tv, idk if possible but if I could somehow hook up those to the DAC as well that would be awesome but not a requirement at all.
Thank you so much for reading this and helping me out, it is truly and greatly appreciated, this is going to be a big investment for me so I just wanna do it right and get some advice from people more knowledgable than myself. Please let me know what you think, thank you again!