Firstly, I'm not looking for donations, just advice.
- Budget of $200.
- Closed back are preferable for what I'd be using them for.
- This is my first venture into a decent pair of cans.
I've obviously heard about the ATH-M50s due to the rave and have considered those as a possibility, but I'm not positive if they're what I'm looking for yet. I have a relatively broad range of music styles I listen to, and that's what's really getting me with making a decision. I enjoy bass driven music when I'm at the gym, and that's a big part of what I'd be using them for. Probably 1/3 of my music is DnB, Dubstep, and the likes. However I'm also constantly listening to music at home as well. I do a lot of work online while listening to music and I'm sick of the low quality headphones I have now. When I'm not lifting I tend to lean towards the rock genres; anywhere from Metallica, to Coheed and Cambria, to Mumford and Sons.
Basically being unable to test most of these out before purchasing them is giving me a really hard time making a decision. I'm looking for something that will wow me, and that probably won't take much as I'm upgrading from $20 Sennheisers. I want something that can give me that crisp bass at the gym but at the same time perform well with the highs and mids when I switch into a different mood. I can't sacrifice quality highs and mids for great bass, nor visa versa.
Edited by Jayvee - 10/19/12 at 6:14pm