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Recommendations: full size with best comfort, isolation, spoken word/gaming performance under $125

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I am looking for full size, circumaural headphones that have excellent comfort, isolation, and sound quality for podcasts and some gaming, all under $125.

 

I currently have a pair of  ATH AD-700, which obviously has great sound quality and comfort, but doesn't block out any sound and makes podcasts sound a little flat when played through my iPhone. I do consider myself something of an audiophile, but but I don't listen to a lot of music, and I'm trying to make the best of the relatively low quality podcast files I usually listen to. 

 

I also have a semi-large head, which is going to play into the comfort issue. A well padded band is key. I previously tried out the ATH-M50, which hurt the top of my head and sounded a little hollow.

 

Here are some of the headphones I've found that might fit the bill:

 

Monoprice-

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=8323&seq=1&format=2

 

Sennheiser HD-280-

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000065BPB/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

Logitech UE 6000-

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094S36RI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1PF0ODLGIGTU2

 

Shure SRH440-

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DP1FTU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

Sennheiser HD380-

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001UE6I0G/ref=ox_sc_act_title_10?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

Sony MDR 7506-

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AJIF4E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A17MC6HOH9AVE6

 

AKG K 240-

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001ARCFA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A5ZRC4DPYV13E

 

Koss ProDJ100-

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003X1BEKI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

Sennheiser HD 429-

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009HQTORS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

VMODA Crossfade-

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Crossfade-Over-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone/dp/B003BYRGKY

 

I've probably spent about 10 hours looking for these, so any help is really appreciated. Thanks!


Edited by gmreplay - 12/6/13 at 10:51am
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No ideas guys? Someone must know a good comfortable, inexpensive, isolating headphone for me. 

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