Hi guys, I've been doing research non stop for about 3 weeks now trying to determine which headphones would be the best bet for me. I was trying to avoid making another recommendation thread, but I cannot make up my mind.
Situation: I listen to mostly 3 genres of music: Hip Hop, Electronic (include Post Rock), and Rock (including a lot of acoustic folk). I have had problems finding headphones that are mentioned as being good in all three areas. I was honestly considering buying the studio beats by dres (regardless of all the hatred), but I realize there are some amazing options out there. I am not looking for HUGE overwhelming bass either, I want the music to sound how it's supposed to- but if a song has a lot of bass, I want to be able to feel/hear it.
Part 2: I am looking for the best pair under $300. Also, I DO NOT want to purchase an amp. I want phones I can plug straight into my iMac and iPhone and they are ready to go. I realize that the amps will produce better sound, but I do not have the money to purchase good cans and a good amp. I'm going into my 5th year of college, and money isn't handed to me dammit :(.
Conclusion: Great sound for Hip Hop, Electronic, Rock. Under or equivalent to $300. No amp needed.
Aesthetics would be nice as well, some of these headphones are straight repulsive looking. (This is one of the main reasons I was attracted to the Beats by Dre.)
Thanks guys and gals!