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Only just found out about this site from seeing it mentioned on some amazon reviews.  Hadn't had much luck getting solid reviews at cnet or searching by model name and "review" on google.

 

Basically I've got a small apartment right now, decent 5.1 surround sound setup with TV/blu-ray/xbox 360 - but I need to keep adjusting the volume during certain movies/games to keep from bugging the neighbors.  My normal gaming seat is also - unavoidably - only a few feet away from a noisy a/c unit - which is unfortunately needed quite often due to the temp here.

 

Looking for a good set of headphones that can provide full surround sound (or simulated - I don't need it for online gaming) in addition to solid noise-cancellation to block out the A/C.  A cordless option would be excellent - otherwise I may need an extension cord - not sure the standard 10 foot cable length will be enough.  I run all my consoles/blu-ray/dvd through an Onkyo TX-SR606 receiver (HDMI out to TV) - receiver is 7.1 capable.  I have a headphone jack on the front of the receiver, but I don't believe it has an optical audio out jack.

 

I've been investigating the Turtle Beach XP400 series (not sure about noise-canceling capabilities).  Also looked at Ultrasone HFI-780 - which sound reasonable.  One last recommendation to me was the Sennheiser HD 598 - although these being open-backed doesn't seem to fit my needs.

 

Any recommendations for headphones that meet at least the surround + noise cancelling requirements within the $200-$250 price-range would be greatly appreciated.  Seems to be difficult at least on many review sites finding exactly what "features" are included with each set in order to allow a good comparison side by side.

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The Denon D1100 might fit the bill very well. They come with an extension cable I think so it's useful for you even more. They'll block out the AC and have a large enough soudstage and big enough bass response so that they'll lend themselves well to the way you will use them - TV, Movies and Games. 

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Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250-Ohm headphones.

Chances are the receiver's headphone output has a high impedance, so you might consider getting headphones in the 120-Ohm to 300-Ohm range.

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