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First set of headphones under $160, which ones should I get?

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Hello everyone, long time lurker first time poster. Digging my new found affair with headphones.

 

I mainly sit at a desk for 8-10 hours a day and listen to either music or television shows I've seen a dozen times. I'm past the cheap $20-$30 headphones the either don't sound good or break. I recently got a set of JVC HA-S6000 as a gift and I loved those until I accidentally ripped the cord (fixed it with liquid plastic and they work sort of the same) and then I got a set of Audio Technica ATH-T200 and I really like those better.

 

After a few months with the T200's I was curious to see what else Audio Technica had in the $160 range. So now I'm looking at either getting the Audio Technica ATH-700 or the M50s I've been hearing a lot about. Is there a big difference between these two? Or are there others in the same price range that are better than these?

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M50 are bass heavy with quite sharp hghs, Shure SRH840 is a better bet
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Never did thank you for the advice :)

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Which did you end up getting?

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Ended up with both actually. Wife got me the m50s, I bought the Shure SRH840 (that I keep at work) with left over money from Christmas :D. 

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*bump* curious if you'd know of a good bag to carry either set of these cans around in for traveling? My bro is getting back from Afghanistan in a few weeks and said he's giving me his pack (said it's real durable http://www.specopsbrand.com/tactical-gear/backpacks-rucksacks-tactical-bags/t-h-e-pack-3-day-assault-pack-936.html). Is a backpack like that something ideal to use? I'm not real keen on lugging my headphones around, but I have several trips coming up and I really don't want to use some cheapo's.

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