Firstly, let me just say what a great community we've got here! I have been doing research for the past week about what kind of headphone is right for me, and Head-Fi has always provided me with the best insight! I've read so much stuff about each of the headphones I am about to list, but I'm at that point where it's just information overload for me, and I'd like to be able to tailor that information im gathering to my specific needs!
My budget is approx $400
being more specific, I will be using these headphones for producing, mixing, and mastering EDM such as drum and bass, chillstep, and trance. I will also be using it for general listening to jazz, ambient, funk, hip-hop, and all kinds of EDM. BUT at the same time, these headphones will occasionally need to be used for audio mixing corporate videos and short films. I
I'm after a headphone that has the accuracy and wide sound stage needed to mix and master soundtracks from EDM to short films, but also with the energy and excitement of general listening that, for example, the v-moda m100 would provide. For $400 I'm hoping that a headphone is out there that is both a "fun" listen, with crisp and punchy bass that doesnt bleed into the mids, but that can also be used as a reference headphone with accurate instrument separation.
My shortlist is:
german maestro gmp250
I am also happy to buy an amp to help the headphone reach its fullest potential, but I have reservations about spending any more than $450 for an amp/headphone combination.
Thank you so much in advance for your help!