Here is a can of worms...
HE-400 or Grado rs2i.
I know they are completely different phones.
However both are within my price range and I have never heard either in person.
Where I live you can probably look around and find demo's for Beats (or stab yourself in the ears if preferred) and MAYBE some other rappers brand.
I am looking to replace my Sennheiser Momentums as discussed in previous posts (I think).
In any case I listen to a broad range of music. Primarily Metal/Rock, but to throw a potential spanner in the grado works, electronic including 90's trance, Happy Hardcore etc etc.
I also listen to classical and acoustic from time to time, however I am not going to complain if my classical is ever so slightly off if the above is somewhat satisfied.
Generally speaking I like a bass capable headphone. By that I don't mean a muddy horrible sound (enter Beats), but I like it to be strong enough.
I believe both of the headphones above a capable in that regard.
Other than that, I basically want a phone that is fairly balanced sound.
I was going to get the HE-400's hands down days ago, however I want to make sure I cover all bases before I go outlay up to $500 on a set of headphones.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer :).