Hi, I'm new here on Head-fi and am interested in buying some good headphones for while I'm working. I work in a factory generally dont have to walk far from my station for 2-3 hours at a time. I want something that doesn't require an amp but I may be interested in using one in the future. I listen to a lot of metal, and occasionally dubstep. I love bass, but I dont want it to drown out the rest of the sounds.
I looked through a lot of the threads and cant seem to find the right headphone for me based on the comparisons I've read. Right now I'm considering the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm. Some people have said that these are great headphones with great bass that doesn't blend into the mids and have good treble, but I've also read the complete opposite about the bass.
Some of the bands I listen to are Emmure, For The Fallen Dreams, All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember...and then Dubstep.
Right now I own a pair of Kicker HP541's that I really like. I dont like the build quiality of them though, they feel quite cheap. (All plastic) They have good bass and I think the mids are decent and the treble is also decent. I also have a pair of Astro A40's for gaming along with the Mixamp that comes with them. They sound better than the Kickers do, but they arent what I would call portable. They seem to have a larger sound stage. All the sounds are more separated and I can hear strums from guitars and symbols rather than a hazy, mixed sound from the two. I want even more than that from the next pair of headphones I buy.
I've also owned a pair of Bose AE2i, Bose IE, Bose IE2, Astro A30.
I'm ready to spend about $200 on headphones. Can you guys give me some suggestions based on what I listen to?