Most of my time I am rocking out to groups like Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, God is an Astronaut. On the flip side I listen to what some call Post modern type Ambient music for the likes of Lanterna...
I have tried AKG Q701 and was almost perfect. What happened was the bass was not there and I thought the highs where a little harsh. That and they where too big for my head.. Too loose.
Senn HD650 just sound to warm or muddy to me. Just not clear enough.
Considering the following but want more input since I can not try them locally.
Grado RS1I Some say this is best for Progressive rock.
Beyer T1.... Strectch for my budget.
Hifiman 500 I hear they are heavy and I already have some neck issues..
Audio Technica ATA AD900... Stereophile has these rated as their number three in the A catagory. Really. For only $199.00