After perusing through head-fi and numerous other sites, I've came up with a few choices for my FIRST closed full-sized headphone.
Firstly, I thought I could get headphones in the price range of about 80-100, Shure SRH 440 $100 in Australia, Sennheisser HD 280 $104.
Then I thought I'd go for cheaper models because I don't really have a high standard. Audiotechnica ATH T200 or Senn HD201 about $30-40 JVC HA RX 700 for $30
FInally, my mood swing to more decent choices coz I thought I'm gonna use them for a while. In the long run, a decent pair may be more cost-effective. Price has now changed to about 50-80. So options are Creative Aurvana Live and and Koss DJ100 for $50. Philips Citiscape $75 with its memory foam pad seems to be a great option for isolation, but the price is a bit high though. If I could get pretty good isolation with the JVC Rx700 and Koss DJ100, I would go for those.
I'm absolutely a novice and it's my first pair. I don't have any specific choice in terms of music. My priority is comfort and isolation (coz my housemates are a bit noisy). I've got an IEM Etymotics MC5 with comply foam tips but sometimes the cable rubs my ears, which is a bit uncomfortable.
Any suggestions in terms of models or opinions for a novice or websites/places in Australia to buy are much appreciated.
Thanks everyone for reading the post and offering your advice.
Edited by mafiaboylay2 - 7/28/12 at 1:26pm