Hi, I'm a newcomer to stereophile and hi-fi audio in general. I've recently bought an ASUS Xonar DX soundcard for my computer and dayton speakers and mini amp. However, I want to do most of my music listening and gaming with a pair of headphones; i currently own Astro A30s but they are uncomfortable and the sound quality, as far as I can tell, could be better.
I was looking for advice on which set of headphones to buy I have three sets listed below. I'm looking for comfort as I will be wearing these normally for 2+ hours for longer gaming sessions; at the same time, I want at least decent quality. Here is what I'm looking at:
Audio-Technica ATH-M50 $135
Audio Technica ATH-AD700 $97
Superlux HD668B $50
The superlux is best for my budget, however i worry about the comfortability as the ear cups are made of vinyl and I tend to sweat a decent amount during the summer. I've heard fantastic things about the ATH-M50 all around, however I'm not sure if stretching my budget that much is worth it. THe ATH-AD700 seems to be a split in opinion from what I see; I hear it doesn't have good bass response.
Basically, in your opinion, is the Superlux going to have at least decent sound for someone who isn't used to hi-fi sound? Or is the ATH-M50 completely worth the extra $85 dollars or so?
Also, do you have any other suggestions in the 50-100 $$ price range?
Thanks for your help.