I'm still trying to decide on my first set of proper cans (can't seem to settle on any one can long enough to pay for them, ha). I started by looking at the B&W P5s, and have since gone from the Beyer T50p (which are still an option given how portable/easy to drive they are), ATH M50s to the Shure SRH840s. I was about to order the 840s when I read a little about the Pioneer HDJ-2000s and was wondering whether I should spend the extra money? I'm willing to get an amp/DAC combo if necessary (and at one time considered the DT880 600ohm or Grado 225is with e7/e9).
Should I just plonk for the SRH840s (I have heard they are uncomfy, but am fairly impressed by reviews of their sound) if I'm into male singer songwriters (Josh Ritter, Tom Waits, Bon Iver) as well as Mumford and Sons/The National? Or should I spend the extra cash on one of the above?