First, thanks for putting together this guide! I'm hoping you can give me some guidance.
I'm a recreational gamer, so my needs are somewhat different. My current setup is a PC with an X-Fi sound card (CMMS-3D, equivalent to Dolby Headphone) and replacing a Plantronics Audio90, which had super comfortable foam pads but terrible sound. I play all types of games (RPG, FPS, RTS, Action), and am looking for something fun, comfortable, with some sound isolation (I'm in the family office, so fully-open is out, as are my Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 speakers). I'd like something with good spacial positioning, so I can localize sounds, but I don't play competitively, so I prioritize clear dialog and a more fun (bassy?) sound over being able to pinpoint footsteps through explosions. I'm looking for either a headset or headphones and a mic, and would prefer non-pleather pads.
What would be some of the best options for me in the $30-$200 range for fun, comfortable, semi-open/closed headphones/headsets? Thanks.
Dt770 32ohm to 250ohm, Ultrasone HFI-750. Might be worth researching or getting opinions on.