Having a bit of trouble deciding what I should go with..
Melodic Death Metal (Dark Tranquility, In Flames, Opeth)
EBM (Assemblage 23, VNV Nation, Neuroticfish) (Not Dubstep)
Goth? (The Birthday Massacre, Moonspell, Paradise Lost)
Open or Semi-Open (I need to be able to hear people talking to me from adjacent cubes, approx 6ft)
Will be plugged into a GrubDAC coming from a computer tower. Will not be powered by an amp initially but will be later on down the road (~8-12 months or so)
Looking to spend $100-$200. I could go a bit higher ~$50 but would like to keep it within the prior range.. I'd be willing to spend the extra money if it really gets me a noticeably better product.
I've been looking around and the AKG 240 MK II, M50, and SR225i come up quite a bit for headphones that work well with metal. But I'm looking for something that'll do well with EBM too.
I'd prefer the bass to be punchy and not drone. I'm pleased with the bass level on my HD202's, I just don't want it to overpower anything.
I'd like to stay away from anything too "Bright." I like the balance of my HD202's but wish the midrange wasn't so muddy.
Comfort is a big issue as well. The drivers from my HD202's rest directly on my ears and gives me a burning sensation after an hour or so.
I think that's everything, Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help out!