First of all, thank you all for the lengthy replies!
Now here’s the deal - I am well aware that proper headphone companies produce a much better product than “gaming” ones do. as i mentioned in my original post, they also tend to be quite more expensive. Thing is, it’ll be my b-day soonish and my wife was wondering what to get me, as i said our current budget is about 100 euros.
Some more info on the situation/needs - My PC is in the living room, right next to the wife’s PC. We usually play together, except that she doesn’t play any shooters so i play that on my own. There’s also the TV in the room, with the kid watching TV/Movies on it in the evening. All’s fine when playing some strategy, quest or even RPG, even if the wife’s playing/watching something else next to me and the kid’s watching tv, but once you get into something like BF3 or similar the sound levels mixing gets seriously annoying for everyone so in the end everyone ends up lowering the sound to a minimum. Not that’s it’s CRITICAL, i don’t play on a professional level, but it does cut back quite a bit on the experience. I currently have the Fatal1ty headset which i bought without much thought, and i am kinda sorry about it - as others have said, it is uncomfortable, the sound is not that amazing.
With all that said, i thought about using the opportunity (my b-day) to “upgrade” my headphones. I also thought it would be nice to be able to play with some sort of real surround, so that’s how i ended up looking at “gaming” headphones that do 5.1. I ain’t got a real soundcard, i am using my onboard sound with a 2.1 BOSE system.
As for communications - i don’t really use TS anymore, i did use it back in my WoW days, but lately i’ve been off MMOs. I do use Skype sometimes with my friends when playing Diablo, but that won’t last much longer. Anyways, the microphone part is not a priority for me. If i was to get some music headphones, i could always buy some cheap desk mic et voila.
About the gaming headphones - I am cautious about these, that’s why i started this thread (and others on other forums). The thing that kind of encouraged me was a review on tom’sguide that says that the Logitech G35 are actually quite good on terms of quality, comfort and sound. And that the 5.1 does make a difference.
Thing is, if i don’t get some 5.1 headphones, i might just as well not bother with spending money on new headphones since i don’t use them all that much.
And lastly, about music headphones - some months ago, when i got my wife an Yamaha DGX 640, we decided she would need some proper headphones if she was to play it a lot. We ended up choosing the Sennheiser HD 518 as the best money/quality solution. They are in the budget too, so i guess if we don’t get me some “gaming headset” and still decide to stick with a headphones gift we might go for them, since we’ve already done a bit of research about them. Opinions?