Hi people of Head-Fi. I've been searching for a suitable pair of headphones and am struggling a bit due to the overwhelming choice on the market. I have done various searches here on the forums but there tends to be a wide variety of what people are trying to look for because of the varying preferences so I bit the bullet and decided to create a new thread.
So what I am looking for is a set of over ear, open headphones. These will be for home use exclusively and I will be using it on my computer. I will be getting a headphone amp for it, which will be the Fiio E10 when they eventually bring out the revised version in February 2012. Comfort probably goes without saying but I guess I will state that I probably won't be using the headphones for more than 3-4 hours at a time, mostly no more than 2 hours.
The tricky bit is the type of music that I will be listening to, because it does vary a fair bit. The main types of music that I listen to are alternative rock, lounge, trance, orchestral hip-hop and r&b. I like the tight punchy bass of trance, but also enjoy the boom of hip-hop/r&b. I also want to feel immersed in orchestrated music and I like to hear the string and percussion instruments with clarity when listening to alternative rock. I actually don't know what to say about lounge music, but I listen to that a lot.
I don't know if there is any headphones that is good for all or most of these types of music, but I would love to hear some thoughts because then it would give me some direction. If you could name some good headphones that you would recommend then I'll definitely look them up. Thanks.