I'm having a tough time deciding between the Hyper X Cloud II or the ATH-M40X. I want a pair of headphones for music (I mainly listen to progressive house, trance, dnb, etc) but I also want a headset for gaming. I'm looking to spend no more than just over $100
I'd like to get the ATH-M40X for it's sound quality, but I would need a microphone solution. Main thing for me is noise canelation. The usual recommended Zalman ZM-Mic1 wouldn't work because its very sensitive, nor would the V-MODA Boom Pro because it also is quite sensitive, and out of my budget. An ant lion mod-mic is also out of the question, because that's waaaay too expensive.
I heard that the Hyper X Cloud II sounds quite good, and the microphone on it may not sound so great, but the noise cancellation is acceptable. I've heard that it's very comfortable, even for long sessions. While the original cloud headset needed an amp for the best audio, the Cloud II has a USB soundcard dongle that (I think) also acts as an amp. It also has volume control for the headset and the microphone independently, which I think is a great feature.
TL;DR: Choosing between the Hyper X Could II and the ATH-M40x. If I go for the M40X, I would need a noise cancelling microphone costing not much more than $10.