Holy crap HD 598. This is the perfect-est post I've ever seen to recommend them on.
I'm new to the whole hi-fi game, so I'm looking for some advice. I want a pair of full-sized headphones for home stereo and mobile use. I'm looking to spend around $200.
Aesthetics are important. I love the Grado look but from what I've read, they aren't the headphones for me. Good sound separation is an absolute must. I would say clarity and detail of the mids and highs is second most important. I don't need an excessive amount of bass, but it is important for the lows to be tight and controlled.
I'll be listening to a lot of ambient and experimental music, along with some synth pop and indie rock. Pretty much all of the music I listen to on a regular basis employs a hefty amount of reverb, so I'm really looking for some cans that can delve inside that and pick out the distinction that I'm probably missing.
I'm interested in getting a portable headphone amp too, so if you have any suggestions there, they'd be appreciated as well.