After lurking and researching through the amazingly helpful forums and reviews, I decided it was time to get some direct guidance before I commit to my first quality audio set-up.
I'm looking for some open headphones primarily for single-player gaming, movies, and music. (in order of importance.)
In regards to gaming, I play pretty much everything, but I'm not terribly concerned with competitive features or fancy mics. I mostly want something with detailed and immersive audio, so you feel like your there instead of your mom's basement.
I listen to all sorts of music, but primarily Pink Floyd, Queen, Led Zeppelin and the likes. The only vaguely decent quality headset I've owned is a Steelseries Siberia V2 (with the usb soundcard) that I had for a year before it died on me, so I don't have a lot of past experience to know what I want in a set. I like to be able to distinguish each individual instrument/track being played on its own, and I like my bass to have a little impact without overshadowing the rest of the sound.
I've been looking around for a while and there are a couple pieces of gear I keep coming back to. The Beyerdynamic DT-990-Pro-250 headphones seem appealing to me from what I've read, and they're half price on amazon right now! And since these will reportedly need an amp, I like the look of the Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1, which seems like a good solution for my PC and multiple consoles. Everyone seems to recommend it for beginners and I like that it has upgrade potential.
Those two will come out to around $350 if I get everything at current price, which is about the extent of my budget. However, if it is strongly recommended I go for something a little pricier, I don't mind saving up. Also, I certainly don't mind if it is suggested I pay less.
In regards to my location, I will be using them in a fairly isolated room. There is someone staying in the room next to me, but he will either be gone or using his own closed headphones whenever I am playing. But just to be sure, does anyone think the open headphones could possibly be a bother for someone in the next room if I'm listening at a comfortable level?
So, if anyone has and advice or suggestions for a complete beginner, I would love to hear what you have to say! Thanks in advance for all your help!