I'm looking to replace my Pioneer HDJ 1000 that got broken in a move. My listening is for music and for gaming. The music I enjoy covers a wide range including rock (Bush, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, etc), rap (Outkast, Snoop, Dre), trance, and classic rock. I like smooth, solid bass (not hard and sharp) and I like my highs the same way (not sharp and jaged). I'm mainly interested in a cushion, closed air system. I might be willing to go for a foam, open air system - but i doubt it without some convincing. A boom mike (like on the Sennheiser HMD 280 Pro would be cool, because i've seen my fiance get into teamspeak and it seems neat). I'm running it all from my PC with a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS (at least that's what he tells me he put in it). My budget is 200 dollars MAX (although I might be able to beg my hubby for more). Here is what i've found so far that I really like (including my own Pioneer that I may just get again). The following are linked to the tech specs of each headphone. If anyone knows what that gobeldygook means, I'd like to hear. Sennheiser 580 Sennheiser HD280 Pro Sony MDR 900 Pioneer HDJ-1000 I have no idea what all those tech specs mean Any advice or translations would be appreciated.