Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?
What equipment will be powering these cans? Will you be using an amp?
Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?
Do you plan to use them outside your home? If so, in what way & with what equipment?
Also suggest that check out the buying guides linked in the opening post of this thread.
I'm not bothered by leaking sound.. others around me might be, haha. I'd mainly use them at home on my computer, without an amp. I'm planning to take them outside, chill by the river, sitting in a bus, etc. I'd use my phone.
I hope I'm not totally throwing things off the hat here.. but I like ambience. Also analytical. Bright, fast, bass.
I'll check it out. :)
In addition to what KG Jag said, are you willing to give up sub bass and are you comfortable with a more even, or slightly de-emphasized midbass response? If not, then the Grados are not a good choice for you. I like them for a lot of electronic music myself because I like the Grado house sound and their imaging. But you would NOT be getting heavy bass output if you are into that.
I really need to compare before I can answer this.. for now I can only say that I like bass, but not when it's too boomy.
Thanks both. :)