Okay, just gonna list off stuff now.
Budget: $200 abs. max.
Currently looking at: Shure SRH840, Fostex T50RP w/ 840 pads, Utrasone HFI-780.
I like the look of all of these headphones, but the T50RP don't look too durable/portable which isn't a huge deal. If I got the T50RP I would for s(h)ure get the 840 pads for them and maybe do a bit of modding. I am concerned about the cable, I see it is detachable but has a 1/4" jack and no 3.5mm adapter. How hard would that be to mod? I don't like the look of any of the adapters I could find. I think I would keep the SRH 840 stock. The Ultrasone I am a bit confused with, do they have a detachable cable? what is the difference between the HFI-780 and 580? On amazon the 580 is more expensive and has the 50mm drivers and the 780 has 40mm. The 580 is also $40 more. What is up with that?
I'm not too charmed with the Shures, I think I would have more fun modding the T50RP for that money but i am worried about the cable. The Ultrasones are sorta in the middle.