Let me preface this post by saying that I am new to this community and am by no means an audiophile. I am just a college kid looking for a good pair of headphones.
Given this, allow me to shed some context to my situation. I've been interested in good headphones for some time now. Over the past few weeks, I've read good things about the Sennheiser HD 25-1 II, and it just so happened that one of my floormates had a pair for me to borrow.
After listening to these for some time now, I have to say that I am pretty underwhelmed. Not saying that these are necessarily bad, but it certainly didn't "revolutionize" my listening experience, something I was hoping for considering the HD-25s are a $200 dollar improvement over my usual earbuds.
I'm fairly certain now that the HD-25s sound rather dull to me because of the lack of soundstage. Some people have recommended open headphones, but this isn't an option since I'll be spending a lot of time studying in the library (and from what I've heard, open headphones leak a considerable amount). Since then I've looked into full sized headphones, because they typically have better sound quality/ soundstage for the same price point. I've looked into the ATH M-50s, but have been told that their soundstage is nonexistent as well.
I've also been directed to the Denon D-2000s, which seem to have what I'm looking for- strong bass and good soundstage, but they just seem so HUGE and lack the portability factor. I just can't seem to find a good balance.
As of right now, I'm interested in the V-moda M80s, but I hear these lack bass. I've also looked into the lower end Denon models such as the Denon D-1100 which seem more portable, but was hoping for more inputs and advice before making a move.
I am looking for a pair of closed headphones that have the portability of something like Denon D-1100, have good bass and soundstage. Price point is flexible, but hopefully not anything over $350. Since I am no audiophile and more of a casual listener, I am probably looking for something "fun" rather than accurate. Listen to a lot of rap, hip hop, but also have a decent amount of alternative rock (Switchfoot/Anberlin, anyone?)
Any inputs and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!