Hello everyone! I just joined head-fi yesterday and have never owned a quality pair of headphones. I just bought a laptop, so I'm looking for a nice at-home/traveling pair of cans. I'm in college so I can't game very much, but I plan to game (rpg/mmo/not much competitive shooting except for mw3 maybe) and watch movies/television shows from time to time. I've never had an over-ear headphone. I'm looking at the Sony pulse because my budget is around $100-150 (if needing a USB soundcard or dac). Ive been told to look at stuff like the ath m50s, but i need some more feedback to other good beginner cans. i do fancy the idea of rotating cups haha I'm really a noob at this so thanks guys for all the knowledge!
I'm guessing from your post that your searching for for closed headphones with a good sound stage (not an easy task). However, we would need to know what sound signature you prefer. The M50's have "V" shaped sound signature that produces enhanced (above neutral) bass but recessed (below neutral) mids.