I have been doing extensive research on my next set of cans for around 3 months, but have yet to make a final decision. I am looking for a pair of headphones that will serve my needs the best, and I have essentially come down to these 2 headphones. I am a dance choreographer and listen to a lot of Hip-hop, Pop, Alternative, Contemporary, etc., but also love Electronic, House, and Trance. These two headphones seem to embody a lot of the qualities I'm looking for, such as clean, deep bass that is not overpowering, good mids, and also clear and nice sounding highs. My main problem in making a final decision is really discerning the difference between the mids/highs/anything that isn't bass I guess between these two. Keep in mind I want Techno, Trance, House, and Electronic music to really sound it's best, so really whatever you guys with experience out there would say serves this purpose best.
If it helps, I have been using the Sennheiser 518 as my first real quality headphones for almost a year now. The main problem with these is that they are open headphones, so everyone around me can hear my music, and also I don't really have any other headphones to judge the sound quality of these with (besides the crappy Beats by Dre that other dancers I know think sound great -_- lol). the 518's are honestly good, but I feel like based on the multitude of articles and forums I've looked at about these 2 headphones, they are simply better.
I guess I also prefer over the ear headphones as opposed to ones that rest on your ear, but I'm willing to put that aside since I've read that both these headphones are very comfortable.
Thanks in advance for everyone who reply's, I appreciate your experience and willingness to help me pick my next set of cans :)