Hi guys, I recently bought an Astro A40 system which consists of a stereo headset (w/ mic) & a Mixamp which outputs Dolby Headphone for pseudo surround sound. Whilst the supplied headset is fine (excellent mic / voice comms & good reproduction of in game dialogue) there are a few 'niggles' that make me think a decent pair of stereo headphones would outweigh the advantages of having an integrated headset. The main issues I have are: - the sound isn't as 'engaging' as I'd like (edit: after a few hours use this has improved greatly) - the bass is maybe a tad muddy at times - when things get busy in-game individual sounds can on occassion merge together rather than remain distinct - although offering a decent surround effect the soundstage seems slightly 'narrower' than I would personally like. I'm guessing this is a characteristic of closed back phones though... - & most importantly their performance is only average when listening to audio cd's (but to be fair they are squarely intended for gaming use) I know there are a lot of good headphones out there and they all have pro's & con's but I'm finding it hard to decide on a set. Wondering if anyone could recommended an open backed pair that would tick the following boxes? - a crisp, clear & natural sound (slightly bright is ok though) - tight, punchy & non 'muddy' bass...I'm not a bass freak by any means though - good seperation of sound - a good soundstage so that open environments really feel spacious - suitable for general music listening too I appreciate that I may be asking for the moon on a stick with this list but any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance Edit: should add that I do my gaming on a 360 / PS3 (using an optical connection) rather than PC w/ dedicated sound card.