I'm having a hard time thinking of what headphones to buy... I currently own V6's and I would like to either sidegrade/upgrade to a different headphone. Although I like the V6's, I think its time for something new. I don't like the sibilance and grainy sound. I may end up selling them.
I will be using the headphone out of my desktop and mainly looking for headphones that can be used without an amp. I currently have a cheap soundcard which does improve sound a little (Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards).
I mainly listen to Electronic (Synthpop & Dance, stuff like La Roux, Oh Land, Robyn), and rock music (bands like Evanescence, Flyleaf), but still listen to other genres as well.
I don't really want something V shaped, I like mids. I would like a more natural sounding headphone with very good vocals, punchy bass that extends low, nice mids, nice highs, good soundstage. I don't want a completely open headphone, something that doesn't leak too much. Also something that's a little less bright than the V6 but not too warm. I really didn't like the HD439's, I absolutely hated the warm sound, so headphones that sound like that, I'd rather not have. If you can recommend me
The only headphones I'm considering at the moment are:
What's your budget?