I should start off by saying I currently have a pair of Bose noise canceling headphones (I know what you're going to say). They were a gift from last christmas, and at the time I thought they'd be nice for studying and the sound wasn't bad.
But now I've gotten more into audio equipment, and realize I want something a little more. I currently have a Denon AVR receiver and Rega RP3 turntable that I love listening to. I also listen to music on my computer a lot (custom pc and Macbook). I don't typically listen to bass heavy music, so i'm just wondering what "sound signature" I want. I mostly listen to acoustic, indie, classic rock, and folk music. Would I want something with a little more bass, or more of a neutral headphone?
I'm really looking for an all around headphone. The only thing I'm not looking to do with them is walking around listening to my iPod with them. I'm also hopefully looking to build a DIY tube headphone amp to listen to them through at home. So, I would like to run my turntable and PC through my receiver, and then listen to that in the headphones through the tube headphone amp. But, I would also like to be able to listen to them simply through my Macbook as well (I understand sound quality will suffer). My budget for the headphones is around $200 but hopefully as low as can be.
Headphones i've currently been looking at are Audio-Technica ATH-M50, D2000's, and beyerdynamic D770's.
With that said, i'd appreciate any advice on headphones and diy tube amp designs and any pairing of the two. Thanks in advance.