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I'd say switching to open headphones is worth a try, but to be more fair price-wise, why not try the Grado 225s?
Here's the chart, for what that's worth-[]=3101&graphID[]=353   Going from closed to open, you are pretty much going from one world to another. 
Just got the latest Audi Advisor in the mail and it was nice to see some Schiit in there.  :)
Congrats on the new Denons.  I have the same pair and they are amazing.   If you can swing $70 (US), the FiiO E7 is really nice.  And it's two upgrades in one- USB DAC and a quality headphone amp.
  Nice.  That is a beast of a transport!
I have the Shure SRH440s.  I use them on my PC for music and games.  For one thing, they seal really well.  My computer is loud so I really appreciate how they cut down on that noise so I can hear all the details against a quiet background.  The bass really impressed me.  I often hear deep bass notes that my 2.1 system hint at.  Or the 2.1s play the note more as a boom, compared to the low, deep tones I get from the headphones.   So if I like the bass on the 440s, I...
  If by bass head you mean that they over-emphasize bass, or artificially boost the bass, then no, I wouldn't call them bass head cans.  From the reviews I've read, and my experience with the Denons, I would call them more neutral / flat.   That said, play a song with heavy bass and I think you'll be impressed.  Deep, tight, controlled, awesome bass.
As much as I like the sound from my 440s, I don't think they are all that comfortable out of the box.  On my head the clamping is a bit strong and I can feel some pressure from the bottom of the headband.  Some type of padding would help there.
I've only had my AH-D200s for a month, but here goes-   "Average at best" is a great way to describe the isolation.   The comfort level is amazing.  The earpads are super soft, the clamping is not intense, and the headband doesn't bother me at all.  Given the size, these headphones kind of disappear on your head.  :)   The cable.  Hmm.  It is somewhat thick, but it isn't plastic or rubber like you get on a lot of cables.  Feels like the outer covering is made...
So are you saying Cambridge is being dishonest, and their player actually has the same $5 transport mechanism you find in a $18 PC CD drive?   I don't know much about CD player internals but here's a shot of the inside of the 350C-
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