You guys seem to know your stuff, so I'm asking for some advice about getting a new headset/headphones particularly for gaming.
First off I want to say that I'm by no means an audiophile and would most likely not recognise the difference between good quality/mediocre quality. That being said, the main thing I'm looking for in a headset would be the ability to hear particular sounds clearly. Take a game like DayZ as an example. I want to hear the footsteps and gunshots clearly and be able to pinpoint them quite easily. I'm currently using the Logitech G35, and as the FAQ stated, it's more of a rip-off than anything useful. The virtual surround sound works in only a few games and manages to mess up the sound in most of the games I play.
I do not use a soundcard, because as I said I guess it's a waste of money since it just gets better quality which is quite indifferent for me. My price range is max 100$, I wouldn't mind switching to headphones and a mic, as long as it gives me the 'quality' (read: being able to hear where sounds are coming from in games) I'm looking for.
I hope I can get some decent advice. Thanks.
EDIT: They should also be around ear headphones.