I currently own an old, falling apart, pair of Sennheiser HD 280 Pro's.
I'm looking for a pair of supra-aural headphones which have better positional sound / tracking and are much more comfortable then these current sweaty eared head clampers.
In order of priority I play games, watch movies and television and listen to industrial/rock/electronica.
I've narrowed down my selection to: Audio Technica ATH-AD700 or the Sennheiser HD 558.
The AD700s would be $100 new and the 558s would be $100 refurbished.
Here is a frequency response comparison between the two choices and my old headphones:
I don't like an extreme amount of bass but the bass of my 280s was acceptable... from the graphs it seems the 558s are a good balance between my current headphones and the AD700s. However, it seems that the AD700s have a better high end.
I keep hearing about how comfortable the AD700s are and after the headaches induced by the 280s they keep popping up as an option for me. I wear a size large motorcycle helmet so I don't think the complaints about the AD700s being too large will be a problem.
Does anyone have experience using these two headphones and can help sway me one direction?