Hey guys! This is my first plunge into high grade audio equipment, as I'm looking to replace my corsair vengeance 1500s. I'm mainly looking to use these and a modmic (the COP passthrough mic has been known to fail within a year of use) to create a high end gaming headset and I have a couple of questions. I'm looking to spend no more than $250
1. Soundstage; I know these are closed headphones, so the soundstage and positional audio isn't going to be as good as something open air, but will the soundstage still be servicable for semi-pro counterstrike play? I couldn't really find any good open headphones aside from the audiotechnica 700 and 900x but I have read that the quality and durability of those cans is laughable.
2. Impedence; Being they are only 16 ohm headphones, I don't think I would need an amp right?
3. Running them off of motherboard audio; For now I would like to run them off of my MSI GD80V2 audio chipset. This would be a realtek 7.1 surround ALC 892 powered chipset.
I would appreciate any input, recommendations, or questions you have! Thanks all