First time poster here, I had no clue how involved picking hi-fi headphones was. I've been primarily listening to vocal trance / house for the past couple years and am looking to pick out a nice set of headphones that can reveal / accentuate all the different layers of sound and not get muddled in deep bass. To be clear, I want bass, but I don't want it to overpower the other sounds.
This song really illustrates what I'm listening to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7mg8xQ2Prg
As I was searching it seems the HD650's are a very popular choice, but might not be the best suited for Trance. I saw some other threads recommending Stax, Ultrasone and the Sony SA5000's, but the thread is about 2 years old.
I'm relatively new to the audiophile scene and am not sure if I'm going to need an amp to drive these, but any input there would also be appreciated. Budget for the headphones is currently ~$300, willing to go up if there is a particular can that warrants it.
Edited by slcook54 - 5/27/11 at 11:50am