I'm looking into getting my first non-generic headphone and need some advice. I'm looking for a circumaural headphone. I currently live in a dorm; therefore, it has to have a decent isolation; so, I guess a closed headphone is preferred.
I would mostly use it for gaming and movies; the games are mostly strategy ones so audio positioning is not as important. Foldability is nice but not required. The budget is ~150, although I can go to 200 if the extra cash is worth.
The headphone must not require amplification.
From what I've been reading, the Audio Technica M50 sounds a good match, although I've also heard good things from the KRK KNS8400 and the Ultrasone HFI 580. Where does the audio Technica A700x stand in all this? The Shure SRH840 also looks promising. Any comments on this? Any good candidate on this price range that I missed?
My priorities are comfort, as long as sound quality is good.