Simply put, my audio set up is the oldest part of my desk at this point and is sorely due for an upgrade. My audio game… well isn’t. It consisted of random cheap earbuds, then Astro A40’s (I kinda miss the xbox 360 days), then when I switched over to PC entirely I got some M50x as a gift (I know, I know) and that’s where I’ve been for the past 3 years. I did replace the god awful pads about a year and half ago for some brainwavz.
I’ve ran the M50x off onboard, got a random external sound card to fix some buzzing issue I had, then when I switched my mic to XLR I’ve been running both my mic and headphones off a UMC202HD.
As far as what I uses are… primarily music. I do game and watch movies a lot, but music is the one true constant and I don’t need some god cans to soundwhore a guy crouch walking 2 rooms over in RB6 or CoD anymore. Mainly cause when I’m playing games, I’m listening to music and have a discord call going so that’s all rather pointless.
My main genres are:
Metal of all kinds (metalcore, melodic, Electro/Industrial like The Browning, Doujin circles like Undead Corp., Demetori, BLANKFIELD)
Whatever the hell Anime OP/ED’s are… I guess J/K Pop?
Dance/Electronic (lapix, psyqui, redalice, camellia, t+pazolite ,etc…)
Vocaloid (The vast majority of it. From Livetune to Mitchie M to UTSU-P)
Now on to what I’m looking at. The stack is simple and comes down to the modius/magnius or the d50s/a50s. I’m not opposed to the Asgard 3 with a dac module either. Budget $400-ish
Headphones… well I’ve looked at a lot, seen a lot of reviews, read a lot etc and kinda narrowed it down to:
Airmotiv GR1 (Favorite looking)
HarmonicDyne Zeus (Second Favorite looking)
beyerdynamic DT 880/990
That’s not a end all list, if anyone has a glowing recommendation for something else please voice it. Budget $400-ish