I was originally going to post in Mad Lust Envy's Gaming Headphone thread...but since I'm new and the welcome PM asked for posting here first...well, here I am!
I am in need of some headphones that allow me to listen in my "game room/office" without disturbing anyone in the living room or vice versa. The center of my current setup is a Yamaha RX-V1800 to which is connected the following: PS3 (hdmi), Wii (component), HD-DVD (hdmi; used mostly for straight DVD playback these days!), and a Panasonic plasma. My speaker setup is somewhat poor...I only have fronts and a center, no rears at the moment. I will have a PS4 at some point next year as well.
I don't know whether to go with a straight headphone solution just plugged into the Yamaha (which does have the Silent Cinema feature). I guess Silent Cinema is supposed to process and simulate surround sound on its own? Or should I buy a processor/headphone combo and attach it directly to the PS3? I guess some use USB and others the digital optical out? Alternately, is it possible for any of these processors to attach to a digital out on the AVR instead?
Budget needs to stay under $200 unfortunately and under $150 even better.
I'm open to wired or wireless. There's only about 9 feet from PS3/AVR to chair. I'm open to closed or open. I do not like in-ear/ear buds. I'm open to refurbs or Used-Like New items off Amazon, etc.