I've been reading on the forums for awhile now on the best headphones to get for Metal/Rock music. I've done lots of searching and the majority of the threads are a few years old and newer headphones have arrived on the market since then. Also, it seemed like a lot of the recommendations were for the Grado SR225i.
Currently, I have the Grado SR80's and I do like them, but I find they get uncomfortable for my ears after extended use. As it looks like the SR225's are the same design, I would expect the same problems with them.
These headphones will be for home use, so portability isn't an issue. They can be open/closed as I'm not concerned with sound leakage either. Although, I would like them to be comfortable. As I mentioned above, they will be used for mainly Metal/Rock music. My sources will be my PC sound card and the Sansa Fuze+, both running through a PA2V2 amp. My budget is in the 150-200 range, but can be extended some if it warrants it.
There isn't a lot of selection in my area so unfortunately, going to a store and trying headphones out isn't an option for me.
Based on my searching, I've landed on the following so far (and here are the prices I can currently get them for locally)
Sennheiser HD558 (currently on sale until Thursday for $139.99)
Beyer Dynamic DT990PRO - Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms ($180)
Sennheiser HD25-1 II ($250)
If anyone has any other suggestions for headphones, please let me know. Thanks for the help!