Let me explain my situation. I first bought ad700's based on recommendations for a good entry level set. The bass was poor, but they were still great for any kind of entertainment. I enjoyed those for a year, and wanted to upgrade to something better. I saw many recommendations for the Denon d2000's, so I bought them at a great price for $200. When I first got them, I wasn't as overwhelmingly impressed as I had been when I first heard the ad700's. I felt they were better, but I didn't feel satisfied. The bass was obviously better, but they were missing something.
The two biggest problems (not even related to their sound) I have with these headphones is that they are heavy and I hate the dual entry cord. Nowhere did I find people talking about the weight. Well, these things have been hurting my neck for too long. As for the cord, I honestly didn't even think about it before the purchase. I didn't know it would be a hindrance, but after months of having a cord on my lap, I just want to get rid of them.
At this point, I want to sell my d2000's and get something else. Both the ad700's and d2000's were great in their own ways, but not perfect for me. Note that I use these for every form of entertainment (games, movies, and music). As for the physical attributes of the headphones, I need it to be at least as lightweight and have a single entry cord just like the ad700. Also, I think I prefer the velour to pleather, but that isn't a deal breaker. Budget: $150-$300 (preferably around $200 or even lower if it can satisfy what I want). What can you recommend me?