I'm Ryan. Found this awesome place while reading reviews of headphones. After doing some research, I think I've narrowed down what I want/need.
Well, I destroyed my last pair of IEMs. So, I decided it was a good occasion to upgrade to full size headphones. I spend a lot of time listening to music so comfort is important, but not the top priority. The main genres I listen to are rock, metal, and EDM. But I listen to a little bit of everything else as well. I wear them mostly at school and when traveling, so they have to be closed to prevent as much leakage as possible. I like bass but the mids and treble are important as well. I generally listen to an iPod, a laptop or a Galaxy SIII. This would be unamplified but I would be willing to get an amp if it would really help the quality of my music.
I think I've narrowed it down to:
M-Audio Studiophile Q40
Audio-Technica ATH-M50 (I really like the white version)
I can get both for right around $130 and that's about the most I want to pay. Of those two which would you recommend? And is there anything in my budget that you think would function better for what I want?
I've found some others that seem like they'd work, but from what I've read these are the best in that price range.