TL;DR I need headphones that block outside noise, look good in public, doesn't have a mic attached, costs less than $100, doesn't leak sound, good for bass-heavy music, movies, tv-shows and most importantly pinpointing enemy footsteps/gunshots in FPS gaming. Also will I need a mix-amp, sound card or any additional audio equipment that enhances sound quality?
Sorry I'm a noob. I've read some of the guides and still haven't found what i'm looking for, any help is appreciated!
I've built a new gaming PC and the only thing missing now is the audio system.
The headphones will be primarily for FPS gaming (also for other games occasionally). One thing that would be great is directional awareness (hearing from which direction sounds come from, to pinpoint enemies). I would prefer the headphone to not have a mic, since most recommendations I've seen for gaming headphones just say to get a clip-on mic (which is better since I need it for music while on the bus anyways).
I need the headphones to play bass-heavy music (techno), while on the bus/public transportation (with the ability to block out the loud bus engine sound and have low sound leakage as well).
Also, it would be nice if it didn't look too stupid so that I could actually wear it in public without getting weird looks.
I will also be using the headset for watching movies and tv-shows.
I was also wondering whether I would need some kind of mix-amp, portable mix-amp, sound card or any other type of audio equipment for my PC/headphones in order to create the best quality sound possible.
My budget is less than $100. I've looked at the headphone reccomendations guide and the only thing I could find that fits my preferences was the Sony MDR-V6.
Any reccomendation/tips on buying headphones will be appreciated!
Edited by negrosis - 7/28/12 at 10:42pm