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Well thankfully it isn't so loud that I can really feel it deep in my bones, it is mostly just loud enough that I can hear it unless I turn up my speakers really loud, but I don't really want to do that as I feel bad doing it
I really wish I could remember what sound card I was using, but I wont be home to look probably until Friday
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I actually enjoyed my Audio-Technica ANC7B noise cancelling headphones. They do not sound very good without the noise cancelling feature activated.

When it is active, these are actually decent headphones. The noise cancelling feature would be quite good in your dorm room. I wore a set in a similar environment.
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If your computer doesn't have such a 'hefty' sound card, I imagine investing in a decent sound card, and then a pair of headphones combined, it would be a better option. A decent sound card is anywhere from $80-$200, so you're looking on spending probably $150 on headphones.
 
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Well as soon as I get home I'll post what exactly my audio card is
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I would say go with isolation headphones before noise-canceling phones. For isolation, look around at pro audio shops (musiciansfriend.com, pssl.com, sweetwater.com, zzounds.com) and see if there are any monitor headphones made for drummers that are in your budget.

Since comfort is a concern, and some circumaural isolation phones can feel too tight and cause ear fatigue after prolonged use, you should definitely try to order the phones you have found online through a local guitar center or sam ash. That way you can try them out, and return them if they are not comfortable
    
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I would look into these 3 choices: Sennheiser HD25-1 (non-SP version), Audio Technica A900s and Beyerdynamic DT250s (80 ohm most likely).

Spend the rest on a sound card.
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Well my computer says the sound card is an ATI High Definition Audio Device. I don't know if that helps at all...
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I love my dt 770 250 ohms just get the 80ohms.
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Well my computer says the sound card is an ATI High Definition Audio Device. I don't know if that helps at all...
That shows up for anyone who has an ATI card, so you're most likely dealing with onboard sound. Since you have a pretty hefty budget, what's your primary use going to be for? I know you said just about everything, but will you watch more TV/Videos/etc or listen to more music and radio/talk?
 
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I will be using it way more for videos/ tv/ movies than anything else
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