I have done a lot of searching here on HF, and the internet in general, but most of the results seem to tailor to a more basshead listener. The tracks I enjoy most are the ones that give you great detail, instrument separation, and depth through soundstaging. My listening is split pretty evenly between EDM style music and acoustic / indie. However, as my IEM's are rather detailed and analytical, I'm leaning towards cans which are a bit more EDM oriented, but which won't sound horrible with other genres. Most folks seem to want an earth pounding thump for EDC, but I'm looking for something with clean, tight bass, and just as important to me is the detail and soundstaging I mentioned previously. I want a set of phones which will bring out all the sublties and nuances to the music while providing overall solid levels across all frequencies. Since these will be geared more towards EDM, I don't mind a low-end bump, but again I don't want something which will bloat or take away from the mids or highs at all.
My budget is $500 for the headphones. I am planning on buying an E17 in the near future, but if anyone has a better combo suggestion for under $700 total, I would be all ears.
Thank you all for the input!
Edited by swoody - 6/12/12 at 8:46pm