Hey everyone, I am strictly looking for good quality, closed circumaural full sized, and versatile headphones that are pretty much multi-genre as I like to constantly shuffle my music and listen to multiple genres on a whim. If I had to be more specific as to what I listen to, I constantly shuttle around hip hop (underground), chillout, downtempo, electronica, R&B, DnB, dubstep, trance, lounge, two steps from hell (Not sure what genre they fall under), and the only rock I occasionally listen to is more of the laid back relaxing kind. I don't listen to mainstream hip hop, rock (in general), metal, country, asian pop, or folk. I
Portablility and comfort is a must as I am planning to use this at home, at college, and of course when I am on the move like when I'm just walking to places. Speaking of college, sound isolation is a must as I love having a private experience on public places and I always spend time in the college library, so I do not want to disturb anyone. I only plan to use the headphones for casual general listening In addition, I will use the headphones though my iPod and laptop. I'm also planning to buy the e11 amp if the headphones I buy along with the amp will fall in line with my headphone budget. Oh yeah, my budget is $200.
I have also been looking up various headphones and I look favorably upon the Ultrasone DJ1 Pro and the Brainwav HM5. In terms of sound, the Brainwav HM5 are essentially the all-arounders that I am looking for. However, they seem very bulky. I don't mind if the headphones are bulky, but the HM5 seem way too bulky for someone like me as I have a fairly small head and ears which also makes me doubt its portability. I've looked at the HM5 thread, and an HM5 owner posted a picture of him wearing the HM5, and boy those things will seem monstrous on someone with a small head like me. My other gripe with the HM5, is that while the cables are detachable, you need to plug in two cables rather than one. The Ultrasone DJ1 Pro seems to offer great sound and it has the sexy feature that most headphones (such as the m50) within the same price range (and of course within my budget) don't offer, which is the detachable cable. I would pull the trigger on the Ultrasone DJ1 Pro, but I am not sure if they can compliment most of the genres I mentioned and on the otherhand, I am certain I will be satisfied with the sound that the HM5 promises, but they seem too bulky for me to walk around the campus with.
The Ultrasone DJ1 Pro and Brainwav HM5 are my top candidates, but I am willing to go for something else. I would appreciate any input/advice/suggestions as to what I should get.