I'm finally interested upgrading my sound, from some small tabletop stereo speakers to nice hi-fi headphones. Below is a brief list of what I'm looking for:
Budget: $100-$150 (possibly up to $200)
Source: Home desktop (no amp- UD3H motherboard, Realtex ALC898 and onboard DRV632 600ohm amp)
Isolation: Worried mostly about sound leaking out, not in. I listen at pretty medium to mild volume, but it will be used in a quiet room (don't want to disturb others).
Preferred Music: I listed to mostly electronic music and some classic rock, however these will be used 90% for gaming. I don't play many FPS titles, or anything that I need extremely 'competitive' sound for. But I would like something immersive with good soundstage and decent bass.
Additional Information: I've never owened a good pair of headphones, and I've been doing some research. I'd like something extremely comfortable (hours of use at a time). One concern I have is how loud an open pair will be. If I have it set low, with someone sleeping across the room, I don't want it to be too bothersome. But it seems that most people recommend open over closed sets.
With that said, one pair that I'm a little set on is the Sennheiser 558 (only $125 and feels / sounds amazing from all I've heard). It seems that all the best pairs are open, and perhaps the sound leak wouln't be too loud at low volume. Other than the 558, some of the audio-technicas have been recommended, and perhaps the beyerdynamics (e.g. DT990 for an open pair that is comparable to the 558, or the DT770 for a closed pair, which may be my second choice). Some additional help would be great! Thanks.