I've been researching headphones for the past hour or two, trying to find which I'd like to get. I currently have the Studio Beats, and have always been pretty unimpressed. They have quite a bit of bass, which used to satisfy me, but whenever I turn on The Smiths or classical music I feel unsatisfied.
Every time I'd search something about headphones tonight, threads on this site kept popping up, so I thought I'd join and ask what you guys think. Luckily, I have to go deposit money before I can buy headphones, else I might've already splurged on a pair.
The headphones I'm looking into right now are the Grado SR 225i Prestige Series, AKG 240MKII, and the ATH-M50s. I was leaning toward the M50s, but overall I'm not sure enough. I'd like headphones that are pretty comfortable (I'm pretty tolerant, but if a pair is terribly uncomfortable then nah), a good range, of course (probably fairly strong on the low end), and durability. I also don't really have the option of getting more than one pair for now, and I'm looking at $200 at most (college student, you know).
One reason I came here was to share the bands and types of music I listen to and see what you guys think. A set of bands that defines my taste right now pretty well is: Death (death metal), Rush, The Smiths, Neutral Milk Hotel, Slayer, Megadeth, Alice in Chains, Tool, Pink Floyd, (early) Weezer, My Bloody Valentine, and Agalloch (folk/black metal). I'm also getting into classical, like Beethoven, Brahms, and a few others. I mostly listen to metal and rock, so I'm a pretty big fan of bass. But I don't want headphones like the Beats that ruin my experience with music that isn't bass-heavy, and I'm willing to sacrifice some bass in order to achieve that.
Let me know what you guys think, thanks a lot in advance.