I currently own a pair of AKG K550s. Well, actually, I just received a new pair from the manufacturer due to a material defect (the headphones were fine). Before I sent them back, I logged in a fair amount of time with them and I think they're good, but not amazing. I am on the fence between giving them another try or upgrading to another headphone and this is where I need your help head-fi!
My listening preferences/stats:
-Must be closed-back since I work in an office and I can't have my music leaking out. I love the fit of the K550, but sound wise, it seems to be a little thin.
-I listen to everything but I mostly listen to classic and soft rock/acoustic/a cappella/classical/some pop and some jazz. I don't really consider myself a basshead though. I want it to be present, but I would rather have mids that would wow me.
-Most of my music is in FLAC and am in the process of converting my entire library to FLAC
-Currently using Samsung GSII E4GT and work/home PC for my listening, and don't have an amp at the moment, but am not opposed to getting one.
-If I do upgrade, my budget would be around 300ish, more if I sell my K550s (that's without an amp)
-I previously owned AT M50s, but I didn't think they were that great; I have largish ears as well so the M50 became painful after 30min.
That's all I can think of, please ask questions so I can make a decision!