What do you guys think are the best headphones for Metal (Iron Maiden, In Flames, Insomnium, etc), Jazz, Classical and some EDM?
This is mainly for use out of a laptop, so no high-end dacs/amps. I've auditioned the Beyerdynamic dt880 250 ohm and it seems to be the one for me but I am wondering if you guys know of other cans that are better (I tried the dt990 250 ohm and I didn't like it at all)
I haven't heard the DT880's, but I suspect your laptop probably won't do a great job of driving 250 ohm cans.
My experience with a wide range of headphones is pretty limited, but you might want to consider Denon AH-D2000's. I bought mine about a week ago and so far, they've sounded great with everything I've thrown at them, particularly electronic music and metal. A touch recessed in the mids, which you'll probably see plenty of people talking about on here, but this seems to give things kind of a "middle of the theater" presentation, and surprisingly, I'm finding this sounds more natural and realistic to my ears.
I didn't audition them before ordering, since I'd found a good deal for them and got a little impulsive, so it's probably sheer luck that they turned out to suit me so well, but if you can, it might be worth checking them out.
Edited by filterpunk - 9/2/11 at 8:33am