Prohgress ignore every suggestion they have just made. They made the mistake of going into this thinking you are looking for audiophile sound. in your tastes. the HFI 580's will not do AT ALL.
This is from experience from dealing with people that can't aford beats but still want good audio.. the LP are good suggestions though and you could check them out. but where to check them out would be a problem.
Sony XB500 or XB700. both are differnt. from what i remember. the XB500 has more bass and the XB700 has less bass but better vocals and highs. the XB500 are $50 and the XB700 are $75. They do not need to use an amp. The LP and 580 don't need an amp either but will benefit from one.
I listen to your kind of mainstream music. if you want to hear a milli destroy your ears with impact. or Kanye just dominate. you want the Sony's. The Sony's are mainstream bass head cans. they are also quite portable and made for ipod as that's what sony tailored them for.
The LP and HFI 580 are audiophile headphones with an emphasis on mids, highs and basically to shwo you what they sound like (less ont he LP) most consumers will not enjoy this. as in you. You will love the Sony's. they are also quite cheap.
Just take it from a ranked head fi'er plz
you are lucky i took a whim and looked at the forum section. you would have been all. This forum is stupid or something like that.
You may see reviews on the LP and HFI 580 talk about clean tight thumpnig bass. this is different. we are talking about audiophile bass. basically a low frequency that the artists intended. Clean and tight. You want consumer bass. IT's different. I feel you man. I also have a consumer heart at times. The Sony's are what you want.
EDIT:If you want to know just how much Bass these Sony's have. They have more bass/lowfrequency/impact than The Beats Solo's and the mids and highs are better! and they don't break as easy!
Edited by bowei006 - 1/1/12 at 2:00pm