Hello all, I'm looking for a pair of headphones to be used at home mostly out of a MacBook Pro (2010), occasionally with an iPod Classic (80GB). I don't have much experience with headphones, but I'm using a pair of Westone UM3x. I'd like these headphones to be a complement to my UM3x if possible.
Budget: Under $150 USD, but if an amp is needed, the budget can be adjusted accordingly, and I'm open to going up to $250USD if there's something that fits my wants a lot better
Closed/Open: They will be used mostly at home, so it doesn't matter.
Over/On ear: I have pretty small ears (7cm), so some on-ear headphones end up being half over my ear, so I'll audition them before buying to see how they fit. Not so much of a concern at this point in time.
Music genres: I listen to a good deal of different music, mostly alternative, folk and rock, but the occasional classical and orchestral pieces as well.
Sound preferences: A decent soundstage, smooth mids, no sibilance, less fatiguing highs, tight bass.
I'm open to learning how to mod my headphones, and a detachable cable would be nice.
I've been looking at the Fostex T50rp, would they suit my preferences? Help is very much appreciated, thank you!
(Actually posted this on the Recommendations thread but it got ignored so I'm hoping this will help. Thanks all, don't mean to clog up the forum!)