Im trying to buy my boyfriend a pair of headphones for his birthday and have tried doing my research to see what is best for what his use will be. He records music, both live drums and on a midi keyboard, but he will probably use the phones to just listen to music though his laptop also. And on a selfish note...I'd rather not hear the sounds coming out of the heaphones when Im trying to read or watch TV and hes recording music. The choices I came up with for these uses were the Sony MDR 7506, Sennheiser HD280Pro, Senn. HD497. I have fouind them for all relatively the same price online but I just cant decide on one. Can anyone help me make this decision?