Personally, the majority of the music I listen to is mainstream: I realised recently that I am addicted to music and ever since buying my turbine pro golds, I noticed a huge improvement, what mainly interested me was the clarity/definition of the instruments. Anyway, the major problem for me is: Is mainstream music terrible quality, as in would higher end headphones simply show up flaws in my music, in other words, should I just not get into audiophile tech?
For a while I've been looking through the forums looking for some headphones that are around/under £200 and I've noticed many people kind of display high levels of aggression towards mainstream music, mainly criticising the recording quality and the abuse of technology, I also read on CNET that mainstream music is compressed in a manner to make it louder before being written to CD. If this is the case, are there certain headphones that are actually good for mainstream music's drawbacks?
Examples of artists I listen to: B.o.B, The Dream, Hans Zimmer, Brad Paisley, Jay-Z, Jamie Foxx, Usher, R Kelly, Kanye West, Akon, Frank Ocean, John Williams.
Summary: Any really good headphones that would be incredible for Mainstream music, or am I completely off?
P.S: It barely takes a minute in these forums to know how horrific/terrible/awful Beats, Souls etc. are, and don't judge me for my taste in music: I'm 16 and my parents don't really listen to much music.