Okay i used to be quite in the loop with headphones but a bad experience with some AKG K518's put me off buying new headphones and just sticking with my PX100's for awhile.
I must of had my PX100's for over 5 years now and they've been a great set of phones for me, but i think its time for me to upgrade to a pair of full size phones.
First of all i must state for 50% of the time they'll be driven by a classic ipod, and the other 50% of the time through my PC (via an old school 70's Sharp SG 315E music centre/amp) - I dont really want to get a portable amp, just something that the ipod alone can power, so if it was the DT770s id be going for the 80ohms version.
Other important points im looking for are: comfort. The AKGs were so tight i could barely wear them for more than 15mins without wanting to rip them off, so something without a a tight clamp is definitiley needed, and just all round general comfort.
Re: Bass, i wouldnt really call myself a basshead, but i do find my self upping the bass on my amp, on the ipod EQ, on my car stereo etc, so it is safe to say i do like a punch.
Open vs. Closed. This isnt too much of a factor for me, at home they'll be used late on when everyone is in bed to listen to music and to watch movies, so im not bothered by leakage or sound getting in. When im mobile with my ipod its usually walking to and from work, but again if its closed i guess i'll have better isolation but if its open i wont get run over ;) - I prefer the sound of my open PX100s over the closed K518s, but im not sure if thats because of how tight the AKGs were
What type of music do i listen to? - It is pretty varied, i listen to alot of Electronic, Rock, Hip-Hop, RnB, Psychedelic, Dream Pop, Indie, Chillwave, Folk, Lo-Fi - http://www.last.fm/user/Danny23
If all that was too long to read the main points are:
- Easily powered by iPod
- Bass friendly
Since i've been out of the game for awhile im more than happy to listen to any alternatives, just these are the main two i thought of/read about.