Looking for my first set of real quality headphones. Tried a few last week, for lack of a better store close, at Best Buy. They did not have a very impressive display line-up, but of the sets they had out, I really enjoyed the bass while listening to the Monster Beats by Dre. Then I start doing a little research and find that most people trash these, so now I am very excited about what may be out there. Unfortunately, there are very limited opportunities where I live to listen and compare. So, I'm asking for your help.
Like I said, I really enjoyed the bass from the Monster Beats, so I would like something with equal if not more. I listen to lots of different music...The Arcade Fire, Blood on The Wall, Buckethead, Cake, Coco Rosie, Dixie Dirt, DJ Shadow, Flaming Lips, Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Hieroglyphics, Jimi Hendrix, The Mars Volta, MC Chris, OutKast, Phish, Pink Floyd, Praxis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, STS9, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sigur Ros, Snoop, Ween...and would like a set that could handle all of this, but will primarily be using the headphones for when I am drawing, and thus mostly electronic music.
Major requirements for me:
1) Gotta be very comfortable (I've got an average to smaller head)
2) Gotta deliver plenty of bass I can FEEL...but don't want it to screw with mids and highs too much
3) Gotta be < $300 and preferably < $250
Overall, I just want some headphones that are fun to listen to!
From my research on here I've thought about Beyer DT-770/80 or 990, Shure SRH 840, Ultrasone HFI 580 or 780, and Dennon D2000 but am sure I am overlooking some great cans. People seem to be pretty positive about the Ultrasone Pro900's too and I found them for 340$ new, but that is really more than I can spend...unless they are really worth it.
Any help is appreciated!