I had some Sennheiser HD555s, which I got for only $80 at DakMart, but they broke beyond repair. I made the mistake of getting their HD201s, which I was hoping would get me by until I found another good headphone deal, but they are smallish and sound terrible and I rarely use them despite risking disturbing my neighbors late at night. Priorities are late night sp gaming and movies, and occasional music. Basically the only time I use headphones is if it's very late, in which case I worry the neighbors in my apt building will hear the noise and complain, and there's hints lately some might have. I want circumaural ones that fit completely around the ear without touching the ears. I'd prefer something durable that doesn't have cheap construction and wrinkled vinyl pad covers, which peels off over time. I want clear mids and highs without overly bright treble and bass that is fairly deep but not overpowering. I am not a fan of hip hop or rap, and I don't want the game and movie explosions to boom so much that it sounds fake. I may actually buy Razer's Surround software for gaming too, and I like that the money goes to a charity that helps kids. I'm not sure that it matters what type of headphones you use with it, they say any will work. http://www.razerzone.com/surround I'd like to keep it under $100, and since it's hard to get the Senn 500 series in that price range anymore since DakMart sold it's domain, I've been looking at other brands. I considered Audio Technica, but everything they sell in that range seems to have cheap pad covers. They are replaceable though. I looked at the Beyerdynamic DTX 910, but I'm not sure their lower priced stuff is any better or even as good as the common brands like Sony, JVC, Koss, etc. I also looked at the JVC HARX 700 mentioned here, but was put off by some reviews saying the bass is a bit overpowering and overall sound quality not so good for those whom have had decent sounding cans. One review I read on the JVCs said the sound starts off poor, and ends up very good after a fairly long break-in period, so if someone that's put in 50+ hrs on the HARX 700s can detail their sound quality, I'd appreciate it. Usually I avoid the under $50 cans, but ya never know whether some of them can sound well beyond their price range. I realize my main use, gaming, involves compressed audio, so I'm trying to avoid something that's overkill. That said, I also know you can seriously cripple even compressed game audio with some of the cheap cans.