First off long time lurker first time post :D
Been doing a lot of reading and I can't seem to find what I'm looking for so I thought maybe I could bounce some ideas off you guys so I could wrap my head around it a little bit.
First things first. I'm in the market for a new pair of cans. My budget is around $400 respectively. The type of music I listen to the most has to be EDM but I'm not a HUGE bass head. I do like it to be sharp punchy and definitely noticeable in the beats as well as the grooving bass-lines. The genre of EDM I listen to the most is the stuff that utilizes more synths, mid range bass, pads etc... This is where I've hit my crossroads. It seems like a lot of people when referencing EDM or Trance or whatever just want to throw it to the really bass heavy headphones (PRO900's XB-1000's) and I'm not sure that's what I'm looking for. I'm looking for something a little more. I listen to the genre for those sick synth riffs and I want the cans that give you that super-sonic almost floating in the air feeling where every little part of the synth is detailed and described with an awesome sound-stage (but not to high mind you) but also those and lower synth or rezzy basslines are warm buzzy and groove. All of this packaged with some tight responsive punchy bass.
What I'm certainly not looking for is that boom boom boom muddy bass that takes over everything as I think that wears my ears out after a while but I definitely need it to be there.
I've thought maybe the HD650, D5000, SA5000, or 1000x - but I'm not really to experienced first hand with enough to know what it is.
Well...now that that's out of the way - any suggestions for a noob :)?