The title says it all. I am an utter and complete novice when it comes to audiophilia (is that right?). My current set (http://goo.gl/Mk0AS Turtle Beach X12) is working fine, but I want something a little higher end, so I thought, If you want something done right, go to the pros. My budget is $80-$85 max, no higher than $90 once the mic is factored in. And yes, I do require a mic and good gaming quality. My options are: $50-$60 headphones + Antlion Modmic, $70-$80 Headphones + Zalman (or other clip-on), or $80-$85 Headset. Also, I want it to be semi-open or closed, as bleeding or leaking could be an issue, but some is alright. Suggestions? Which should I go for (I listen to the games, as well watch YouTube & listen to music a lot, too, but a decent mic is still wanted), or should I stick with the X12's?
I've compiled a list of some I think might work for me, but please excuse any pitiful choices:
CAL: Seen a lot of praise, but they look a little uncomfortable and flimsy. not sure, though. (http://goo.gl/p2iuL)
Skullcandy SLYR: Also a lot of praise, and seems to be a good choice, too. (http://goo.gl/D2OcC)
JVC HARX900....: This, with the Antlion Modmic, is another up-there one. (http://goo.gl/z5goc)
Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1: Can't say yet of what difference the surround sound adds, so this one is up there. (http://goo.gl/xAiVu)
Panasonic RP-HTF600-S... (So many long names!): Another low price one, but I'm not sure about the whole "colored" thing. In this one, how exactly is the sound altered/distorted? (http://goo.gl/zlJRm)
Sony MDR-V6...: Yet another highly praised one at a good price. But what is a Voice Coil, exactly? (http://goo.gl/ymSPh)
Sony MDR-7506..: Found this one while looking for the link for the MDR-V6. I know nothing about them, but... I don't know. (http://goo.gl/WdAvi)
So that's about it. Any suggestions, comments, frustartion at my noob-ness, go ahead and post it all below (well, aside form the frustration.
Thanks in advance, guys and girls.