I'm not too worried about others hearing what I'm listening to. I'm not too worried about sound getting in. My computer runs at sub 30 DBs and there are no other noises in my room. I actually can't even hear any of the fans in my computer, even with no sound in the house and no audio from my pc.
As far as in public...
I imagine if I don't have them turned up very high the leaking wouldn't be bad. I don't need loud music at work. It has to be low enough that I can hear the boss/PA anyways.
I tried to stick to open designs in my desires for the simple fact that they seemed to be less bass driven. You can listen to the songs I listed in my last comment if you want to hear what 80% of my library sounds like.
Oh! I also forgot to mention I watch anime as well. I don't watch movies! (After typing this i've gotten an urge to start collecting blu-rays....don't ask >_>)
I just wish that headphones weren't...well...opinionated when it comes to reviews. I mean...it is audible perception after all; and everybody perceives sound differently. (As in what sounds good or bad)
Edit: I've had vibrations from headsets/headphones too..that's why i specifically mentioned detailed lows. I know there's a difference between overwhelming quantity and good quality when it comes to bass! (There are several examples out there but mainly I'm just referring to the ones that throw so much bass at you to cover up other things that are, imo, more important)
Is there an easy way to find reviews (on this website or others) or specific product information (let's be honest, most merchants don't actually have important information) and what not?
I usually just do a thing like..."site: head-fi.org product name review" to get some results...but I don't always find a full length review.
Makes it harder to look for details when I have to scour the internet :(.
After looking up the Titanium HD on these forums it looked like most people thought the card wasn't satisfactory...I assume you're just referencing the virtual surround options when you say it's the gaming route?
Unlike image, audio is harder to qualify since different people do hear differently, not to mention how they have different preferences (warm, bright, bass/mid/treble centric, etc).
You can just use the search box on top of the page in order to search for reviews and more.
About the Titanium HD, there are naysayers that simply hopped on the Creative bashing wagon when having little to no experience with the card itself and just repeating outdated info like Creative driver issues, something that no longer happens with current drivers, and especially with all Creative X-Fi Titanium HD drivers. Its sound quality is one of the best regarding internal soundcards, with the Titanium HD and the Essence ST/STX being the best soundcards in terms of sound quality. The Titanium HD just happens to fully support gaming audio in addition to the high quality DAC and components used.