I've been doing what is probably an unhealthy amount of research over the last few weeks, but am at an impasse.
I have a budget of $250 (plus a small headphone amp if needed, if not, I might be able to stretch on the phones). I'm looking for a set of closed over the ear headphones. I am definitely looking for good all around phones. I tend to wear my headsets for a minimum of several hours a day (and usually in a single stretch), I also wear glasses, so comfort is important. I game, voice chat a lot, and tend to also listen to music frequently. My musical tastes include basically everything; that said, I like bass, but I don't want a headache from it either. I do tend to like somewhat bright highs; my EQ is generally of the V shaped variety, just not nearly as high on the low end. I'll likely grab an antlion modmic to go with these.
All that said, here's the sets I've been mulling over:
Beyerdynamic DT770/880/990 (pro? premium? difference?)
AKG Q 701's (These look to have one of those super comfy type headbands)
Audio Technica A900 (or maybe even the 700 with a small amp if that's worth it)
Denon AHD2000 (Budget busting, but I plan to keep what I get long term, so if they're worth it...)
In order of importance, I'd probably say Comfort > Sound Quality (Music) > Sound Quality (Games, though reasonable software 5.1/7.1 reproduction would be nice). I have a bad neck, so headphones that sit heavy on a top of head band will produce a fine headache after a while. I've heard the Beyer's are still quite comfortable even having a standard band, so that's why they're included (great SQ doesn't hurt either!)
I'm not adverse to cheaper or slightly more expensive sets if there are some obvious better choices that I've overlooked.
Edited by Naqahdah - 7/13/12 at 1:11am