Like the title said, I am looking for a pair of closed headphones that have excellent sound but above all, comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time. I plan on using them for console gaming as well as music and movies on my computer. Just to give you an idea of my setup, I have an Astro mixamp connected optically to my game consoles to get that simulated dolby sound. On the back of the mixamp, there is a line in jack that is connected to my sound card in the pc. The sound card is an Asus XONAR Essence STX and it has a built in headphone amp. I combined the two to minimize clutter on my workstation and only end up using one pair of headphones. The headphones I have been looking at are:
beyer DT 770
Audio Technica ath-m50
Ultrasone HFI-580 (will consider the 780)
I've heard the m50's and like them but couldn't go past an hour or 2 with them on. The ear pads became too uncomfortable. I was leaning towards the dt 770 because of their large velour ear pads. I have never tried the 580's but heard good things about them. If you audiophiles have any other headphone suggestions please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help.