Hey I just signed up in order to get suggestions to buy a new headphone. I need a headphone for my cowon j3. I don't plan to use an amp. Music I listen to are mostly bands like Tool, Porcupine tree, Blackfield, Breaking benjamin, linkin park, Haken, Muse, Kassabian, Coldplay, Blind Pilot, Kings of Leon, Radiohead and some hip hop, house, trance and techno. I don't listen to classical, jazz or blues much. I own sennheiser hd 238 and bose ae2 previously. Recently I sold the bose ae2. Bose wasn't really bad if eq'd properly but price was bit too much in term of quality.
Now I want a headphone that won't be too big in size. Comfort is a big issue since I use it everyday 4-5 hours at a stretch. I don't want a headphone that leaks a lot of sounds because I use it a lot in library. I want clean and nice bass with lot of clarity in the sound. What would you guys recommend based on my music taste. Budget is under $200.
And I apologize if I posted the same topic hundreds of other people post. I did my research but just could not find a headphone that is comfy, not too big, and amazing sound quality.