Been reading here for a while, and am interested in possibly buying a pair of headphones. My budget extends to about $200-$300, but if there is something cheaper that is just as good I am obviously interested in that too. My music choices are quite varied but mostly I listen to rock (classic rock, hard rock, alternative rock) the most by far. I also listen to some hip-hop and rap. Needing an amp is OK, but if I spent the upper limit of my budget I would not be able to purchase the amp right now. I am looking for a pair of headphones that have a clean mids and his, a good soundstage and also have tight, accurate bass. I don't need a ton of bass but I would like it to be there and for it to be clean and tight. If I cannot achieve those things without spending more than I guess I will have to save up a bit more.
So far some of the models/brands that I have caught my eye from my own reading:
Audio Technica ATH-M50
I would love to hear people's opinions on any of those headphones (or for the brands specific ones) or any other suggestions people may have.
Also, if you could let me know what headphones would require (or greatly benefit) from having an amp that would be great.