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Looking for $200-300 Indie Headphones

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Hello all, I am currently shopping around for some full size headphones and was hoping to get some pointers from the experts. I listen to a range of music from Indie Rock (Arcade Fire, Radio Dept, ect) to electronic stuff  and Rap (M83, James Blake, Daft Punk, The Roots, Das Racist), to the Final Fantasy X Piano Collections. I mostly stay on the Indie Rock side of things but I would like a balanced set headphones. I currently have the Ultimate Ears 600 earbuds and mostly listen straight from a laptop or mp3 player. After searching around I came across the AIAIAI TMA-1 headphones, but I wasn’t sure if those would have too much bass. I also came across Grado SR325is. Any thoughts on these headphones or any other suggestions for other headphones would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the help!
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Fischer Audio FA-002 (open)
Fischer Audio FA-003 (closed)
BeyerDynamic DT880 (semi-open)
AKG K702 (open)
Sennheiser HD600 (open)
Hifiman HE-300 (open)
Grado SR325i (open) (on-ear, not full size)
AudioTechnica AD900 (open)
Denon D2000 (closed)

Very best,
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I second the Denon D-2000's although they really shine with active listening when you lie down with your eyes closed
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That's really going to make it easier confused.gif .


I'll second the Denon as a decent though not perfect allrounder for the money.



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I have similar taste and also searching for headphones.

Alessandro MS1i
Fischer Audio FA-011
Sennheiser HD598 (used to be $181 on Amazon but now the price has soared)
Audio Technica ATH-AD900
BeyerDynamic DT880 (Needs a powerful amp for the 600ohm which many claims to be the best version)
BeyerDynamic DT990 (Needs a powerful amp for the 600ohm which many claims to be the best version)
Shure SRH940
Sennheiser HD650 (Needs a powerful amp)
As the list goes lower, price goes higher

These are what I came out with. Note that I have yet to buy and cannot confirm that these would suit us well, but after a month of browsing through head-fi, I came out with this list.
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