Originally Posted by ncc
Hmmm -> buying drums & cymbals costs a lot more than phones.
The order to buy is really up to you and your finances. ;-)
As far as phones, don't overlook beyerdynamic dt-770s, which are very refined and very comfortable. And you should be able to find them on sale for around $150.
Eh, a hi-end set of cans can go for upwards of several thousand dollars.
I personally like my Audio-Technica M-50s (at least I think that's the model), also around $150. Good sound on a budget.