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Hello, I'm looking for a good set of audiophile headphones with a budget of about $150 ($200 would be okay, if need be). I'm still not sure if I going for open or closed, but I'm leaning a bit more towards open. I listen to a wide range of music, including ambient, folk, a bit of hip-hop, and rock, but a huge portion of my library is extreme metal, or more specifically, black metal. I really don't want bass-heavy headphones. Also, I probably will be using them for some video games, but I don't count this as an important factor because I rarely play games on my computer anymore. Some of the headphones I'm interested in are the AKG Acoustics K-240's, Audio Technica ATH-700's, ATH-900's, ATH-M50's, Sennheiser HD 518's, and Shure SRH840's I'm really interested in the ATH-900's, but it seems like they do not fit well with black metal.


So, people who listen or have listened to a decent amount of extreme metal, what are your opinions on the headphones I have listed? Which would you recommend? Are there any other headphones that fit what I'm looking for better than the ones that I've listed? Thanks for sharing your opinions!

Edited by cgvektor - 12/19/12 at 6:53pm