So I am having a lot of trouble deciding on which pair of over-ear headphones I should buy. I recently purchased a pair of ATHAD700s, but after using them a little while, I couldn't take the excessive leaking and lack of isolation, since I'm using them in college (I know, open-air, bad choice). So now that I've sent them back for a refund, I've been checking out these two pairs.
I listen to a lot of metal, post-hardcore, and various rock-related genres, with some hip-hop, dubstep, and other bass-heavy music. So obviously, bass is very important, I want something to really rattle my brain. However, I don't want it to totally overwhelm the highs and mids, which is what I'm unsure about regarding these 2 models. Soundstage is also fairly important, however not a deal-breaker, since I'm mostly just using these for pleasure listening.
Another question I have is how well both of these work with and without an amp. The only amp I have is a FiiO E5, and I also have an LOD cable that I can pair it with. With this rig, can you guys help me find my best choice? :)