so i'm looking to purchase a set of circumaural studio headphones for about $600 - $700 (approx). Preferrably closed cans; are open ones better? Maybe I haven't looked hard enough, but i can't find any local stores here that actually carry decent studio qualility cans. old roommate had a pair of ATH-W1000's which sounded and looked amazing. however, that's the only point of reference i have.
can you guys suggest a few pair in that price range that you'd recommend, and maybe why?
i listen to mostly electronica - downtempo, trip-hop, house, etc. i'll be using these to write music with mostly, either on my G5 and/or my mbpro. I have am-audio firewire 410 to power it. it seemed sufficient for the AT; should i be purchasing a separate amp as well?
thanks for the help!