Thanks Pro1137 and KG Jag for your recommendations. I have been looking at the KRK KNS 8400 and they do seem like really good headphones for their price. However, after reading a lot of the reviews about them I have two main issues with them: 1) They do seem a little bulky they way they go out on the sides, instead of conforming a little more to the shape of the head. (This isn't a really big issue, but I would like some that are a tad slimmer so they don't look too foolish in public haha). 2) My main worry is that some people have complained about the highs being overbearing. This concerns me because as much as I enjoy rap/hip-hop/r&b, I do listen to quite a bit of screamo/rock, which has a lot of highs in it already. Thus, if the headphones are already a little overbearing, then it might tire out my ears after a while and make these genres not as enjoyable to listen to on these headphones.
I guess I'm just looking for a nice balanced, warm & rounded toned headphones. Good highs and lows, but also quality mids. As these are just for listening, and not for mixing or anything, I just want it to sound like quality but also pleasant, without being uncomfortable.
What are your guys' thoughts on these issues with these headphones? And are there other headphones that you think would solve these issues, while still retaining the main components I'm looking for?
The way you say you want them to be less bulky tells me that you might be looking for an on-ear pair of headphones..
I understand that this is the over-ear thread, but, some good on-ear headphones you may want to take a look at are:
If being too bright sounding is your main concern about the KRK KNS8400, then, you can easily use some sort of equalizer to tone it down. If you use an iPod Touch/iPhone for music listening, then get the app EQu. It is far superior to anything that the Apple preset EQs can do.
If you have some other music player, it most likely has a built-in equalizer, so you can use that.