Forgive me if this has been asked many times before, but i'm new here and still haven't gotten used to the whole system yet. (prepare for a wall of text - there is a TL;DR below if you must)
Anyways, i have IEM's, but i find the silicon inserts going deep into my ear canal both uncomfortable and scary, because i fear that the good grip it has on the inside of my ear canals will cause it to pull off inside my ear ~shudder~ So, i'm looking for an over-ear headphone model, since they're so darn comfortable. The problem is, i'm having trouble deciding. Right now, i'm stuck between the Sennheiser HD-280 PRO and the Audio-Technica ATH-M50. The price on the M50 dropped to $106 on Amazon, so that takes the price factor out. My main gripes are that M50 doesn't have a detachable cable, and the 280 does, and the M50 doesn't have as much isolation as the 280, but at the same time, the M50 has a better balance in sound quality, which i read on this website http://www.headphoneinfo.com/content/Sennheiser-HD-280-Professional-Over-ear-Headphones-Review/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Comparison.html
And i also hear that the 280 has an uncomfortable clamping force, and some Amazon reviewers say that it's uncomfortable for folks with semi-large heads. And the M50 has better build quality, so it is told.
So, which is better, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50, or the Sennheiser HD-280 PRO? And, do you have any other suggestions?
-Less than $150
-Detachable cable (if possible)
I listen to pretty much everything (minus Country and modern Rap/Hip-Hop and Pop, which tends to have a bit more bass than that of previous decades), if that matters.