I currently have a Titanium HD and AD700s that I use for gaming, and I love them. However as everyone knows they are pretty bass light, and I'm looking for a pair of headphones that I'll use for music. As far as genres go, I listen to all types of rock, and a ton of instrumental stuff from big band to guitar-focused to electronica type music. I listen to video game and anime soundtracks quite a bit.
Examples would be Led Zeppelin, Eric Johnson and Pink Floyd for the "normal" music, and then some stuff like this:
Now, one thing that's important is that I have a relatively large head, which is one of the reasons I love the AD700s since they are kinda loose and have big soft ear cups. I have a pair of HD681s but they're not really as comfortable and aren't something I want to wear for hours at a time. I ultimately don't care if they're open or closed as quality comes first, but it'd be nice if they were closed so I could take them to work instead of IEMs. I am a fan of bass, and I don't really get the level I want in stuff like what I linked.
As far as budget goes, I'd like to stay around $150 but I could around $200 if I feel it's worth it. I'm also not really sure if the Titanium HD is worth using for music, since I bought it for gaming purposes, or if I should pick up a Xonar DX or something. I've looked at the Ultrasone HFI 580s and the ATH M50s but I'm not really well versed in audiophilia and I don't really know what I should be looking for, at least with enough confidence to make a decision.
Thanks for any help.
Edited by aak57 - 9/28/12 at 8:18am