First of all I have to say that I don't know about audio stuff. I always used the headphones that ipods come with until about 2 years ago when I randomly decided to get a pair of the Image One Stereo Klipsch. I really enjoyed being able to hear details that I wasn't able to hear before. They broke and now I'm looking to get a new pair of headphones but I want some of advice this time.
I'm looking to spend around 200-300. I don't know if it matters but a lot of my music is at 256 kbps. I'm mostly going to listen to the headphones with my laptop and sometimes with my iPhone so am I going to need an amp? I listen to a lot of live jam band type music but also listen to a wide range of music except for pop, hip hop, and rap. I'm not looking for ridiculous bass like the dre beats but want headphones with decent bass. I guess I'm looking more for decent bass and mid range. I'm leaning more towards the open back but I might go for closed back. Also, I don't care how the headphones look.
Thanks for any suggestions or advice! Also, I want to learn more about this stuff, so if anyone knows where I could learn more I would appreciate it. Thanks again!