I have no idea how to compare the technical specifications between audio devices and what kinds of things to look for....dB, frequency range, bass reproduction, all that terminology is beyond me. That said, could I get some recommendation as to which of the following would be the best option for gaming/movies? There's a mix of headsets and headphones. I've literally made this selection based on the best sales I've been able to find in Canada. There might be cases where I'm comparing a $200 (marked down to $100) headset vs $80 headphones, in which case the audio might actually be better in the headset (which is generally not so). Obviously, if I opt for headphones, I'll get a detachable mic, so don't worry about that.
Also, please don't make value/price considerations because all these items are on sale at various retailers and range from $50 - $100 after the discount.
Here's the list---
Headset: Steel Series Siberia http://steelseries.com/products/audio/steelseries-siberia-neckband#specifications
Headset: Beyerdynamic MMX2 http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/shop/hah/headphones-and-headsets/gaming/mmx-2.html (The Supra-aural I can see being a problem - I can't imagine anything other than Circumaural being comfortable)
Earphones: Sony MDRNC - 200D http://store.sony.ca/digital-noise-canceling-headphones-zid31-MDRNC200D/cat-31-catid-All-Noise-Cancelling-Headphones?_t=pfm%3Dsearch (Again supra-aural, sigh)
Earphones: Sennheiser HD 518 http://www.sennheiser.ca/live/senn/produit/en/1375/ (Circumaural, finally... so more comfortable than the others, but what about the technical stuff?)
Headset: Sennheiser PC 320 http://en-de.sennheiser.com/gaming-headset-stereo-pc-320
Headset: Sennheiser PC 330 http://www.sennheiser.ca/live/senn/produit/en/2812/177 (People say these are too tight... wouldn't the 320 have the same problem?)
Earphones: AKG 142HD http://eu.akg.com/akg-product-detail-eu/k-142-hd.html (says on-ear on website, but looks like it would be over-ear)
Edited by mckenziepiping - 10/18/13 at 9:56am