I'm looking for new headphones focusing on comfort preferably closer to $100($200 absolute max). I'm currently using the BeyerDynamic DT990. I wear them most days for at least 10 hours. The DT990s are very comfortable, but towards the end of the day their weight(close to 300g) is noticeable and takes its toll on my ears.
I've tried the Creative Aurvanas recently. They sounded pretty good, they were much lighter(close to 200g) but they were on ear and their clamping force was just too much. I used them for a good week or so and my ears just weren't happy with pressure being put on them. My head is a bigger than medium, but not huge and I do wear glasses too. I'm not opposed to trying another on ear set, but the clamping force cannot be very high. Chances are I'll have better luck with over the ear headphones.
I do have music going for at least 7 of those 10 hours everyday and I listen mostly to metal...but I realize sq may have to be sacrificed in order to get the comfort I need. My favorite things in sound quality are clarity and then good bass.
So my priorities:
1. Comfort, Weight
2. Sound Quality for Rock/Metal
3. Closer to $100 unless it's justified
4. Preferably no amp needed
Any suggestions? Presently I'm considering the Audio Technica ATH-AD700, Sony XB500 and XB700 and Sennheiser HD25-1 SPII