This is a timely thread as I am in the market for some new phones. I was an avid headphone user until my cat (when he was a kitten) chewed through the cable on my Sennheisers. It coincided with a decline in my PC gaming so I never replaced the cable and eventually got rid the headphones. These were then replaced with a Sennheiser wirleess set but they never fitted properly, would fall off my head and there was always a static hiss in the background so they have now been retired. I'm now playing a lot of BF3 so I want some new phones and a mic so I have been swithering between a headset or separate phones and mic. Use is predominately gaming with a bit of music while surfing. These look great and are currently a great price on Amazon at £85 which is much cheaper than I can find it else where. Consensus is great sound stage and very analytical phones but can be lacking in bass. I had been looking at the PC360's as I have most experience with Sennheiser headphones so they were the first company I looked at. They are expensive and trying to find decent reviews of them online is bloody difficult. Now that was a great link and the kind of information I have been trying to find. It looks like the PC360's are adapted HD595's or are certainly comparable sound quality wise. Although an Amazon reviews sternly refutes this. These are an all in one solution with good imaging and decent bass so would be more of an all rounder. Unfortunately they are £127 so a good bit more expensive. Ah!! Decisions! Currently I use on board audio so would I be better buying a sound card or an external DAC/Amplifier? The sound card would have to be PCI-E so any recommendations there would be appreciated. For an external DAC/Amplifier I have seen the FiiO e7 which gets good reviews or is there anything else you would recommend?