Thanks guys. Yeah, I was talking about headsets that are comparable to the 555 phones. I’ve bookmarked the X3 for a future purchase - thanks!
I was also wondering if you can purchase additional wireless dongle thingies. Would be kind of cool to switch between a 360 and a PC without having to change headsets/headphones.
Regarding the duct tape thing, There’s got to be some blogger out there who has already documented their experiences. I suppose the sensible and conservative approach would involve starting with small strips of duct tape and gradually apply them to the various cracks and weak areas, paying attention to adjustability and overall shape. How do I best avoid forcing the phones into a lame, fixed form factor? Should I consider using wire to help them hold a certain shape? I know I’m being kind of anal but I really want to avoid screwing it up and ripping off the tape for a second try.
Edit: Just stumbled across a pretty compelling anecdote:
Ever since getting my new HD580 Senns, it’s clamping force has been a source of discomfort. While attempting to loosen its clamping force by bending the headband back (careful not that far), the plastic part of the headband broke in two. With the cans then being held together only by the metal band, all of its clamping force was lost. I still could use them but they would move around too easily so I needed to repair them somehow. My solution: I cut a strip from a mousepad the size of the headband and with two strips of duct tape and two lightweight cable ties, I satisfactorily connected the two cans. The clamping force is not too loose and my HD580s are much more comfortable. (link, via)
The 580s are pretty different from the 555s and the problem here is also different, but the foam strip and cable ties idea definitely sound worth looking into.