The application is for streaming gaming audio, so isolation is a requirement, even though it might hurt the soundstage. I am going to be using Polk 6750s for music, movies, and most gaming, and closed circumaurals (which I've found are generally, although not exclusively, superior in comfort to circumaurals) when I am streaming game play to avoid sound leakage and feedback spikes from open sets. Since the application will be limited to games and not music, I'm looking for a solution that has above average bass prominence, and overall neutrality otherwise.
These headphones are recommended as entry level headphones, but then there's the reviews...
(2) Koss PRODJ 100, $50-$80. Solid build quality, coiled cable, and folds for portability. Natural, clean, sound.
($105 from what I found) The reviews say the bass is weak, the mid’s are too pronounced, and they’re uncomfortable.
(2) Fostex t50rp, $75-$130. Great build quality and cheap orthos, huge modding community behind it and a removable cable. Neutral sound with excellent clarity.
Circumaural. Orthodynamic Planars.
Reviews say their treble is flat, the headband and ear cups are uncomfortable, and it requires modding to get bass that isn’t weak.
(2) KRK KNS 8400, $120-$150. Accurate and detailed. Good lows, good mids, good highs. Detachable cable and accurate.
Reviews keep saying the headband is uncomfortable, the low-mids and bass are bad, and the highs are too pronounced.
Edited by joel96 - 12/23/13 at 11:45pm