I currently own a pair of Grado 60's, which i love. (I also have a pair of Ultrasone 680s, which i also really like, but i prefer the Grados but can't use them all the time due to the open-backed qualities.)
So i'm looking for the following:
Open-backed with big soundstage
Step up in quality and staging from the Grado 60s.
Sounds good with rock, metal, progressive rock, occasional jazz. No classical or pure pop.
Works well with my E11 amp
Won't leave me with super ear fatigue from too-aggressive highs
Under 250ish US
Every time i think i'm decided i waffle. Right now Amazon has the Senn's for 239 (though price went up in the past day). They also have the Beyers for 174.
Anyone have any advice?