I've probably owned 10 or 11 different headphones in my life, and none of them have been that great. I don't think I ever spent more than maybe $ 50 though. I'd like to 'up the ante' and try to get something of much greater quality.
I am not planning on using them with an amp, on an ipod, or even a dedicated sound card. I will just be using them on my pc. I listen to a wide range of music, but certainly including dnb and psybient. Bass is important to me.
I have a love for music, but I end up having to use speakers to really enjoy the music that I have, as I have never owned headphones that can compare to the sound they deliver.
I am looking for closed headphones because I would like some degree of passive noise cancellation.
The highest end headphones I have heard were two different versions of the 'monster beats by dr. dre'. They sounded pretty good, certainly plenty of bass. It seemed like the bass was turned up though, I cannot be sure because I don't know exactly what they were plugged in to. I almost got the cheap(er) version of them, but decided to do more research into the matter.
I have heard good things about the HD448, but I am concerned over the supposed lack of bass.
Thanks in advance for any help.