Hi everyone, I'm a new user to Head Fi, but I have been lurking for quite a while, so without further ado...
I need a pair of headphones between $100-250; I've considered the Shure SRH840s, AKG Q701s, Beyerdynamic Custom One Pros, DT770s and ATH M50s.
I mostly listen to metal, but I have a bit of everything; jazz, rock, EDM, hip hop, etc. and I need good soundstage, which is why I wanted the AKGs. I don't mind if they're closed or open - as long as they go around my ear and not on them. The M50s seem a bit overrated and I don't really expect them to live up to their hype. The DT770s look hideous, but I don't know - if they're so amazing that the quality of sound outweighs the look, then I may consider it. The amount of bass doesn't really matter to me, my EQ can take care of that. Also please tell me if said headphone needs to be driven from an amp - I don't mind if I have to buy one.
But yeah metal+soundstage (Soundstage is very important to me, I cannot stress this enough) and between $100-250. Also no Grados as the design of them is just....well, not for me.