I am completely new to the world of audiophilia and I'm looking to spend around £100 on a pair of headphones. I've browsed loads of threads on these forums and frankly I am more confused than when I started! The good news is that I've realised the error of my ways and am no longer interested in the Bose Around-Ear headphones I was previously looking at.
I currently own a pair of Shure SE102 in ear headphones and am looking for something more comfortable to use at home. So ideally I want proper around ear cans. I will be connecting them to my laptop primarily for films, music and gaming. I will also be connecting them to a console and an iPod. My music taste is pretty generic. The only genres I don't really listen to are rap, heavy metal and classical music.
As I live in a place with thin walls and nosy neighbours, minimising sound leakage is very important to me. Sound isolation, passive or otherwise, would be a plus.
I don't own any proper audio equipment e.g. an amplifier, so that seems to have disqualified a number of items in the Buyer's Guide (unless there is some decent combination of headphone+amplifier to be had for ~£100). Portability/looks aren't issues as my Shure headphones are good enough on both fronts when on the move.
Thanks in advance.