My teammate is seeking closed headphones strictly for gaming for less than $150 max.
Good isolation (We play in big lan centers/events with lots of excessive noise)
No modifications required (Plug and play preferred)
Soundstage comparable to open (I know this is abit unrealistic)
Stereo only (The game we play does not work well with DolbyHD or Xfi/Xonar settings)
No Amp Needed (Just not feasible at this time)
Comfort (Sometimes 4+ hour sessions)
From some snooping I found these:
Fostex TRP 50 $99 (Seem to require modifications for good sound)
Shure SRH440 $75 (Flat response, reviewer commented on their seal)
Ultrasone HFI-580 $120 (I don't know how the V-shaped eq will work with gaming)
Audio Technica M50 $130
Shure SRH840 $140 (Neutral, possible comfort issues)
AKG K271 $140 (Comfy and bass light which is good for gaming i guess)
DT 770 pro ~$80-100 (used from an old teammate, don't know the care he took of them)
I would appreciate your guy's input as I am not an audiophile and don't really know what I am looking at.
Also please make suggestions to other headphones if they aren't on my list that I found. I just snooped around the site abit.
Someone also suggested the following: KRK KNS-8400 $115