I'm new to this forum and also new to the audiophile world. I mostly listen to electronic/dubstep/edm stuff (85% of my playlist), and some piano and classical tracks (15%). I'm willing to put down less than $400 for new headphones, because I believe the best way to listen to music is to have a good set of headphones to transfer that beautiful sound to your head. This being said, financial limitations stop me from getting the best gear ($500+ equipment). So I'll just have to compromise.
Phones I've thought about...
Ultrasone 780's: I've owned these for less than a month and still burning them in. and I've got to say, they're really good. I love them to death, but they lack the necessary bass for the genres I listen to. Clear as hell though. True, I'm looking for more bass, but that doesn't mean I'm willing to sacrifice clarity.
Ultrasone Pro 900: Heard a lot of mixed reviews about these, and so I take reviews and criticism as complete subjectivity. Long burn in, too much emphasis on highs, recessed mids, all that stuff. They also say the bass is extremely well defined (one of the things I'm looking for in a pair of cans) and that they are made for the genres I've mentioned.
Denon AH-D2000: I've heard a lot of good things about these guys, but I can't find a pair that are less than $400. They say these are one of the most well-balanced cans out there. I've also heard people mention their slow response to fast beats, which are heard in most dubstep tracks. Owners of Denons, you mind sharing your opinion about these? I've thought long and hard about these cans.
Things I look for:
Good Detail and Clarity
Tight and well-defined bass
no more than $400
good for EDM/house/electro/dubstep/classical
Well, I hope I'm not asking for too much in a sub-$400 pair of cans haha. Open to better suggestions too.