I am currently looking at the Audio Technica WS55's, the WS70's, and the V-Moda M/V80s, as I need something which I can use unamped with a galaxy nexus.
I listen to rap, rock(metal such as trivium), electronic, a bit of dubstep, and a very small (but often enough as to need to list it) amount of pop.
I want to try not to spend more than 160, though I will if I have to (I know the V-Modas are more)
Can anyone offer some advice as to what to purchase? Are the 70's worth $50 more than the 55's. Are the V-Modas worth ditching the Audio Technica's and breaking out of my price range (Currently the V80's are 180 on amazon which is actually cheaper than the m80's which are the same right?) Is there another, even better pair of headphones in my price range that I should know about?
Thanks for the help!
For the music you've listed, no other headphones are recommended more than the Sennheiser HD 25-1-ii. They're listed at $175 on Amazon right now, and are only slightly past your budget.
If the ones you listed are the only options, then I'd say the V-moda's are worth breaking your price range. I haven't heard much about the WS55's or WS70's and what I have read on these forums aren't very positive.
Hope this helped a bit.