Ok, I started with many IEM's until I settled on the SE530 which I love. Then I started on cans where I got the SRH840, then the Senn HD 25-1 and now have the Beyer T50p's arriving on Tuesday(all within a span of 6 months). I'm looking for the best portable closed headphone out there. Should I stop buying ones that are <$350 and just pony up and buy one of the Super High end models? I have an amp coming also soon(Arrow 12HE) so include that in your opinions.
I don't mind spending the money and I usually like to do things right the first time. I only want closed back so I don't bother anyone that might be sharing a seat next to me or blocking sound when I'm on an airplane. This will only be played through my iPod classic w or w/out my amp and nothing else(not at home or on the computer).
I listen to mostly Electronica(Metric, Florence + The Machine), Folk(Lots of female vocals), Rock(Linkin Park, Evanescence). I don't care about having BASS in my face, I just want it tight and to the point. I do want my vocals to be crisp and clear and my highs to not be too sharp. I know I wont get the soundstage out of closed cans like you can on open cans but there's hope right? I just want amazing sound and be done with it.
Is it dumb(waste?) to put $700+($1000+?) cans with an ipod for portable use? If you were in my shoes, what would you suggest based on what you've sampled, read, heard or owned?