I only recently started looking into what I've come to think of as "real" headphones, after seeing so many people suggest brands I'd never even heard of. Right now I own a Razer Carcharias, with which I've not really noticed too many problems; however, with all the people praising "real" headphones like nothing else, I decided to look into some (as opposed to my usual habit of going to the nearest best buy and finding the most shiny product there).
I'll just throw this in here for people who don't want to keep reading:
Budget: Approx. $130 USD (poor college student here, sorry!)
Gaming: SCII, League of Legends, World of Warcraft, TF2, Diablo III (all the typical stuff, I suppose)
Music: Nearly everything except for metal and certain rap (I like to listen to things like this while gaming; ignore the MLP thing - I don't control the picture haha)
Looking for comfort, since I spend a lot of time at the computer (8+ hours a day currently)
I've seen a couple suggested many times, the most common probably being the AD700. I was dead set on it, then I did some more research and learned that supposedly the bass is like little "butterfly farts", according to one user, but everything else is amazing. I also read that this can be remedied by buying an amp or sound card, or even by using the equalizer (correct me if I'm wrong, this is just from a few hours of research). As a note, I'm currently using the on-board audio (or some realtek thing, I'm not really certain).
I was actually led to the AD700 from looking at suggestions for the Steelseries Siberia v2, which is also how I discovered the unfathomable hatred that head-fi users seem to have for "gaming headsets". However, I really like the design and customization options for the Siberia, and the built in mic isn't a negative either. I've also heard it's extremely comfortable.
A few others I've come across:
AKG K701 (out of budget, unless there's some amazing deal out there)
A bunch of Sennheisers
Each of these I've seen highly praised and criticized, so I am really getting some mixed opinions here. I'm just looking for the some more! (or, just confirmation that the AD700 is a good choice, and that the bass isn't really THAT big of a deal)
Looking forward to any guidance,