Firstly, I have lurked here for a while and absolutely adore this place, it's really opened my eyes up to audio, much love and respect to all of you who put the time and effort into sharing your advice and knowledge!
I apologise in advance for the vall the detail I'm about to give, I have tried to rummage around for a suitable starting point but am very much a novice to quality audio equipment and am intimidated by the choice.
Currently I listen to DnB, dubstep (proper dubstep with the kind of bass you can feel rather than the screaming midrange of Skrillex/borgore etc) and house - all of which I mix with.
I also listen to Jazz and a lot of coustic music with everything in between.
I own Senn's IE8s and love the sound but can't listen to them for very long as my ears get warm and waxy and hate the way I keep having to readjust them every time I move my jaw. I've also had tinitus for many years and though I listen at the minimum volume possible, I feel that having the sound so directly into my ears makes it worse then when I listen to cans at a relative volume.
So really I want something that:
Has warm treble, powerful midrange and bass, not booming but range and depth important.
Portability isn't really an issue but I don't want anything massive with lots of movement.
Suitable for mixing would be a bonus.
I've got up to £150 or $250 to spend (don't mind second hand) but I'd like to spend as little as possible. I'd like something that could get as close to reproducing the sound of my IE8s as possible, maybe I'm being naive, please school me!
I've been looking at:
Senn HD 25 ii
AIAIAI TMA - 1
But that's as far as I've got. I totally lust after Grados's SR80i but realise they're very impractical for my needs...
I'm probably going to get ticked off for this but I've posted this twice in both the full sized/potable forums in the hope someone can point me in the right direction.
Thanks for any and all help in advance,