Originally I've come to seek guidance on my first pair of entry level audiophile headphones. I've yet to make a purchase, but with the budget I've set for myself I've decided I was going to buy the Shure Srh 840's with a portable amplifier, and then later on purchase something with a bit more bass to it such as the XB700's or Q40s just for funsies.
However, my budget has now opened up a little bit to allow for a little bit of more leniency in my choices. Problem being my listening is split probably 50% between a variety of Rock music (anywhere from acoustic indie, classic rock, hard rock) and genres such as Dubstep and DnB. I prefer a slightly bass favoring sound signature, but I really don't want muddy mids either. I also tend to highly prefer detatchable cords, I've been known to ruin them with chair wheels in the past. I'm also not looking to buy used cans.
I suppose my question is: Should I stick with the original plan of buying the SRH840s, and later purchasing a Basshead headphone, or should I dump more money into one single higher end pair? I've considered the Ultrasone Pro 900s as my first option, followed by the Beyerdynamic dt880s
Not being able to test any of these out is really my problem. Any light shed would be helpful, budget sits around 250 - 300. The lower the better obviously.
Also, apologies ahead of time for the poor format in this post, not used to typing on a tiny phone screen.
Edited by Jayvee - 11/8/12 at 9:36pm