I've been looking into buying a new set of cans lately and have been impressed with the amount of activity and discussion on this site, so I thought I'd come here for some advice. I'm looking for a pair of headphones that is as honest and transparent as possible at around the $300 range. I've been trying to make an album for quite some time, and while I have a decent set of headphones (Sennheiser HD 280 Pro), after having a chance to listen to my mixes on good full-size studio monitors, I could tell that the best mixing environment I had available to me was not quite up to par. After browsing these forums, other sites, and getting a little advice from a couple of friends, I've come across a few choices that seem promising.
Any input you can give on these and others would be much appreciated. Keep in mind that I want to treat my mixes as critically as I can so that I can work in as good as an environment as possible and then adjust from there for weaker playback environments. I am more interested in closed headphones as I do live at home with other members of my family, but if open-air sets are going to provide an advantage I'd be open to those as well. Thanks a million.