Hey, I'm recently in the market to buy some headphones (not headset) in the 250$ pricepoint. They will be used for listening to music, gaming and just general use and they'll be combined with an Antlion mod mix 5 which I have from a previous set of headphones.
I'd prefer something with a black aesthetic, how are the fidelio X2s?
Fidelio X2 has a very wide soundstage, but it lacks depth. It has great imaging across the X-axis (the distance to objects on your left and right), but across the Y-axis (the distance to what's in front and behind you), objects after a certain distance sound closer to you than they are. It will probably only be noticeable when you play competitively or compare it to headphones that have very deep soundstage. It has great separation, clarity and tonality, and very good detail retrieval. It has a warm sound signature with very deep bass. I've switched to velour HM5 earpads from Brainwavz and strongly recommend them if you want softer pads, memory foam, more bass and less sparkly and sibilant highs.