Closed is much more preferable as I am getting to many complaints whilst late night gaming or listening to music from the missus. She has very selective hearing but one has to live with these things to keep the peace. I also want a single solution but it must be at least equal to or an improvement on my current setup for both music and gaming. For gaming I use some Sennheiser 363D with the dongle. For music I use Sennheiser HD650 into a Marantz HD-DAC1 via USB. DAC stays, no question. I am bored of supposed 'gaming audio post processing' and I only really play PUBG and nothing really works with it so going back to stereo. Thinking of using a Modmic on some good closed headphones and running the audio through my DAC and the mic through a USB converter (can I even do this?) I'm going to struggle to do this am I not? Cannot see anything out there to justify a decent outlay. Been looking at: Meze 99 classics - no improvement Shure SRH 1540 - probably better for gaming but not for music Audioquest Nightowl Carbon - mixed reviews but an interesting option for £350 Denon AH-D7200 - looking like the best option (can get for a good price arounf £350) but slapping a modmic on wood?!?!? Have I missed anything? Shall I just buy her earplugs?