I am having a bit of a difficult time finding just the right set of headphones for me. I am relatively new to high end phones, but have tried buying 4 diff pairs of sennheisers so far; they all sound amazing, but their bass is really really lacking. (I have tried the HD280, 448, 555, and PXC450).
With that said, I am looking for a pair of headphones that can deliver excellent audio quality but these will primarily be used in a home theatre/pc and a substantial amount of gaming. As such, I absolutely want CLOSED headphones with some decently strong bass but something that will run straight off my PC or my onkyo reciever.
EDIT: I am *NOT* going to be wearing these in the library or anywhere like that. I will travel, although rarely with them. They will be used predominantly within my own house so sound leakage is a minor concern; the reason I want them closed is that I don't want OUTSIDE sound coming in; I do not care about inside sound going out at all.
I have a budget of anywhere up to $250-300 (although I'd hope to avoid the upper end of that...I am "comfortable" spending 150-250).
Can anyone help me in the right direction? I tried the Beats Studio by Dre and they sounded decent but my ears BARELY fit in them; i'm worried over an extended session it will be an issue. I have been unable to actually test several of the other sets I'm looking at (didnt see them on display at best buy; not sure where "the" place to try them out would be).
In particular, I have been considering...
Denon AHD-2000 or AHD-5000
BeyerDynamic DT770 32ohm
they all ride ~$200 price point which is fair and good. I am WILLING to spend more but it seems that cans in the higher price points are too specified and require a good outside system to run so running them straight off my pc (currently with ONBOARD audio + realtek drivers....looking to change that if it makes that big of a difference as well).
I am having overall difficuty finding good information on what cans are good for PC use. Note: I have looked into "gaming" headsets (esp ones with mics attached) and while i would prefer a mic I find that the audio quality on them all is just...crap. At this point I am pretty set on getting a separate desktop mic.
Thanks for the help!
Edited by EvilLost - 12/12/10 at 8:27pm