1b) AD700s are around $86 on amazon, Senns are $130. Get the clip-on mic with AD700s and an A40 mixamp and you have a way better setup than A40 headset + mixamp.
2) AD700s > Sennheiser HD 555s > Sennheiser PC 350s > Turtle Beach HPX > A40s > cheap Senns > regular headphones.
Don't get me wrong, A40s are great, but they're not the best. If you must get a headset, get the PC 350s if you want to spend a lot. If on a budget, get the HPXs.The clip-on mic is not the best for tourneys, but it's fine for XBL.
2) I dont really think I need a new TV but then again I hear that the TV you use makes a big difference. If I was going to get one I would prolly get the one you just told me about or a Viewsonic.
Pretty happy with my setup:
Samsung LN55A950 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV LED
Marantz SR-18 Receiver Champagne Gold
Achor Bay DVDO Edge
B&W Nautilus 804 Front speakers
B&W Nautilus 805 Rear Speakers
JL Audio Fathom F113 Subwoofer (my baby)
2.9Ghz Mac Pro 4gig Ram ATI HD4870 using Windows 7 RC until Windows 7 comes out.
2x 19in Sony Monitors (old school, need to upgrade to a 24in widescreen or something)
Dual Video Card is usless for me being that I play mostly strat games. First person shooters bore me easily unless it is a AAA game like Bioshock or something.
Not sure if my Mac Pro would support Crossfire anyway.
Just got the mixamp and the HD650 based off of what I have been reading on the forums. Do not know what kind of mic to get as of yet. Some people say get the Zalman clip on and others say it sucks. Gotta figure that one out.
I call bs?
Viewsonic 2260/ Desktop monitor
Astro A40 Headset
Astro A40 Mixamp
32 Inch Panasonic LCD TV on Wall
4 controllers, Wired or Wireless