Question Upgrading my gaming audio setup...need your kind help


Sep 27, 2014
Hi guys,

I'm a FPS gamer using a Cloud Stinger as my main headset and it served me well so far. I'm looking for an upgrade in the range of $50-110 for a complete solution. Would this be a worthy/considerable upgrade over the Stingers to begin with ?

Options that i can afford to buy:
  • Cloud 2
  • G533
  • G635
  • Discounted Arctis 7 2019
Or, buying a budget audiophile headphone and a separate mic for the same budget (which is said to be a better option than any sub $200 gaming headset).
  • Philips SHP9500 + Vmoda boom pro (best fit for my budget)
  • Audio-Technica ATHAD700X + Vmoda broom pro (will kind of break my wallet)
Now, i have not tried the open back solutions ever and from what i heard its better for gaming. Is it ?

Couple of things to consider
1- I dont care about 7.1 surround
2- I dont care about wireless.
3- I cant order from drop.

I prioritize gaming and my secondary focus is music.

All inputs are welcome.
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