I'm not buying studio headphones under any circumstances. You are never going to convince to buy studio headphones. I don't care for your "soundstage" or whatever you say. I'm not an audiophile and no human being is an audiophile. Audiophiles are subhuman. I recently bought a Sound blaster Z for increased loudness and bass and I need the headphones or either headsets to go with it. The reason I say headphones also is because the sound blaster z I bought comes with a microphone.