Are good headphones worth it for filthy casual music listener/avid gamer? I was thinking about replacing my failing Fatality headset with one of Audiotechnica mXXx's but would it make sense when I'm going to plug it in into integrated audio card? I don't like to be a dumbass so please lecture me if it's good idea or not.
I think it's good to have decent stuff, so if you visit the headphone thread have a look at the stuff at the lower price end of their list
some people on here convince themselves it's necessary to spend loads of money on phones, dac and all
I have more expensive stuff but I make my own music for fun
if you want them for casual listening get a cheaper model from a recommended brand by /g/™ and maybe a cheap USB dac if your current source is rubbish
then make sure you listen to at the very least mp3 v0 or mp3 320, I'd recommend 320 unless you want to go lossless ;)
I bought a Senn HD555 years ago. With some care it's still in good shape and it's comfy when wearing it for longer periods of time. It only cost me like 120eurobucks but I'm glad I got one.