Awesome thanks KG Jag!
Comfort really a secondary priority to sound. I work on music for about 4-5 hours at a time and my very old Sennheisers HD 202 were sort of uncomfortable after about 3 hours of use. Too much pressure. Then again, perhaps I just need to take a break now and then.
So to recap, I'm putting sound as my #1 priority. I can sacrifice comfort and I sure don't care about looks. Which model (out of the ones you've tried) would you say is the flattest and the most detailed? (Sorry for defining ideal headphones haha)
Of the cans I mentioned, the AKG Q 701 best meets your needs. Of course the Senn HD 598 is also excellent.
The Denons are supposed to be great, but I haven't listened to them yet.
Edited by KG Jag - 2/16/12 at 11:15pm