Hey guys, I have read and read and done a lot of research. After being an audio lover for many years I decided to get into hi-fi. I've currently have what I consider a good setup, but I am looking for more. I am looking for more because I know there is more out there. However, I get overwhelmed with the wealth of information that is out there. I listen to a wide variety of music, from Metal all the way to Spanish Pop and church sermons. So I really need a headphone that can do a lot. I do not like a lot of overpowering bass, I've never listened to dubstep, I hear that has a lot of bass. A good tight bass response it sooo much nicer than having my head rattled and the rest of the sound stage drowned out. Not that I don't like bass, I love bass, if its done properly.
I mostly use the headphones at the computer. I like closed over the ear headphones that keep the sound contained to me, that way if the wife is asleep I do not disturb her. I do game, however I don't need a headphone suited for positional audio, music is my priority. I do not watch very many movies so you can scratch that off as well.
So let me tell you what I am currently using. My sound card is a Creative Titanium X-Fi Titanium HD. The current headphones I have are these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826140099. They used to be priced higher at 69.99 (I actually bought them on sale for 29.99) but now they are 29.99. They do a good job, but like I said I know there is better out there.
I recently tried the Sennheiser HD 280 and the HD 380s at Best Buy. They both sounded amazing and I really couldn't pick between them. My budget is $200, but if I don't have to spend $200 dollars then I won't. I will post some links so you guys can kind of see what I listen too and maybe understand why I am overwhelmed. I hate to be the guy making a recommendation thread with my first post, but you know how it goes.
Belanova - Nino
Belanova - Baila Mi Corazon
Theocracy - I Am
Slayer - Chemical Warfare