I'm looking for a pair of cans for about the price of 200-300dollares, and since I basically can not get grados in Sweden, they are pretty much not an option.
MUSIC: I would say alternative rock, grunge, metal and pop. Groups like: Pearl Jam, Alter Bridge, Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Coldplay, U2, Nickleback, Linkin Park, System of a Down, ETC.
SOURCE: They will be plugged to my computer and I will probably buy a seperate sound card like the Asus Essence STX.
PURPOSE: I would like them to the deliver the best kind of sound for the music I like, but if they also are good for casual gaming and movie watching, that certainly does not hurt but good for music is my absolute priority.
I currently own a pair of Sennheiser IE8 IEM, and I absolutely love the sound they deliver, so cans with a similar sound signatures would be excellent. I also previously owned the Klipsch Custom 3 but since the S-sounds it delivered was so piercing it felt like knifes stabbed into my brain and it's bass was too light, I had to give them away. So I would love the bass on the cans to not be weak and underpowered but rather adequate and punchy.
I'm not interested in portable cans, like the HD25, and I would like them to be OVER-ear and not ON-ear. Whether the cans is open or closed does not matter to me, since no one will be disturbed if they leak a lot of sound so recommend whatever should sound best for me.
Thank you very much in advance!