Born and bred in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and have an embarrassingly limited understanding of French. I had mandatory French classes from grade 6 to grade 9, but it was super basic stuff that has mostly been forgotten.
Grinding in Dark Souls was a lot of fun for me, because even though it was largely to gain souls / level up weapons, I was constantly improving my technique and learning more about enemies' weaknesses, etc. That was the only game I ever enjoyed grinding in that I can think of!
I'd recommend a pair of Sony MDR-XD200 headphones. I'm a pretty serious audio nerd, and I'm still amazed at how great they sound, especially considering their price ($35!). Here's a link to them on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRXD200-MDR-XD200-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B0007N55NW
They have a super nice long cord, are comfortable on your ears, and pretty durable, too. Don't just go out and buy the most expensive Sennheisers you can afford -- there is way more to it than that! If you're up for it, do what Woodwater did and try out a few pairs before you settle on one. Your ears are unique, along with your tastes, so it's best to decide for yourself. That said, I sure do love my XD200s ;)