Over the past week I've seriously put in about 40 hours worth of research. I'm overwhelmed and reaching out to this wonderful community for help. I started off looking into the 300 dollar market but I've decided that's a little out of my price range when I look at additional cost for a sound card as well. I've looked at countless reviews and other threads on this topic but I am at a complete loss in what would be best for me.
Currently I am looking at a pair of cans around the $100 usd mark. My main form of operation is going to be listening to music on my computer being powered by an ASUS xonar Essence STX. Additionally I will be using them for gaming sessions, but performance there isn't really all that important to me. I have a small head so I wouldn't expect any problems with comfort.
I listen to a wide array of musical genres: Indie, Alt Rock, Rap, Chill wave, 80s synth, classical. I very much love synth sounds in music. I like a strong bass but I'm not a bass head and great sounding highs that penetrate my skull. The first two seconds Lose My Mind by Young Jeezy defines what I love in music. I love Drumma Boy's audio-con(like an icon but audio) then immediately the hit of the bass dropping.
Anyway, enough about me. The can's I've been looking at are as follows:
I'm open to any other suggestions and input. Even if you could rule one of these out for me it would be of great help. Thank's in advance.