I am looking to buy the Sennheiser HD 461 (or the 471's) headphones soon, and I'm trying to see if the headphones will be able to work on my computer. I realize that it outputs using a 3.5mm jack, and I only plan on using these headphones for its sound capabilities, and not the microphone included. What I want to do is buy these headphones, and then add the ModMic 4.0 onto it to make a pretty decent headset in theory.
As long as your headset has a 3.5m jack, it will by default work. If it has a USB tip, I assume it will come with a CD loaded with drivers, then it will work. This sounds like it will work as long as the right software is included.