I've been researching headphones for quite a while now.
So let me list what I'm looking for and what I've looked up. Price range is $50-100 although I don't mind paying a little more if its really a good deal.
Pretty much it'd primarily be used for gaming on xbox360, pc, and ps3, and sometimes music.
1. Over Ear Type headphones
2. Closed(little to no leaking) I'm constantly around others for school. Plus I don't want to annoy those around me.
3. Good sound isolation. (I know having closed headphones can help, but don't always have good sound isolation.)
I know sound can come at the expense of good sound isolation. I'm fine with that as long as it isn't too terrible.
4. Can provide some positional detection(for playing video games)
5. Are comfortable (can wear for hours) I have a crappy old headset and after 15 minutes, its unbearable to the ears.
While I know these features cannot be all excellent given the current price range, I know there are a large variety of headphones that can offer a good "bang for your buck". My main preferences are comfort and sound isolation.
Some of the headphones I've looked into are
-Creative Aurvana Live
-ath-m50 (These ones are a little bit expensive since I also plan on buying a turtle beach dss(cheaper than mixamp).
-HD380 pro (again a little expensive, but I heard they're very good noise isolation)
-Razer Orcas(I'm not sure about these in terms of sound isolation and sound leakage. I keep hearing a lot of good things and bad things, which both happen to be completely opposites in regards to its attributes.
I've looked over quite a few threads and am having a hard time sorting through them or finding comparisons. Used the search forums button for a bit too. I'll be using the turtle beach dss (since I can get one for 30 bucks). Which of these headphones would do best with the DSS?
Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you guys.
Just to throw something very different out there and give you something else to thing about, you could look at the Rockit Sound R-Shield. They look very unique, but they supposedly provide the best isolation as that was clearly there main goal. Check out this thread and search (ctrl + F) "B35." I haven't heard these personally, but if isolation is your main goal these could work (though you may look quite strange wearing them).