Here's a little background. I really enjoy listening to music with headphones, even to a nice sounding system. I like the isolation and personal experience they provide. I have had headphones I have enjoyed, although nothing high end, and I'm really not looking for high end now.. Just something that meets my requirements. I had a pair of Grado SR60 that I liked, except for the ear cups. But to me they sounded great. The problem is my wife:). I like to listen to music in bed when I go to sleep, and boy did she hate those. I guess she doesn't like being fully immersed in the majesty that is Slayer when she's trying to sleep. Anyway, I got some Bose on ear phones from her mother for Christmas, and I have been using them since. I say "using", but I really don't like them much. So I have really not listened much at all for a couple of years now. I look back fondly on drifting to sleep to my tunes, and I want a replacement for the Bose.
My personality is such that I tend to want to make the most informed purchase, based on what I feel like will satisfy my needs. Unfortunately when this gets mixed with volumes of data at my fingertips through the interweb, I can find myself paralyzed Unable to make a decision due to all of the wonderful information available on sites such as this. I guess I'm just weak in that regard. Anyway, here's the list of what I think are my requirements:
As little leakage as possible
Not overly bass heavy, although I do enjoy a little thump
Not to exceed 300ish dollars
I tend to listen to rock, metal, blues, bluegrass, punk, and a little rap every now and then. The potential candidates I have come up with are (in no order at the moment):
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80
Based on my research, there is something to like about all of these guys. I have what is probably a larger noggin, if that means much. Oh, and most of my listening will be an iPod. The candidate does not need to be portable at all, in fact I think I want full size. I would appreciate impressions from those who own any of these, and I hoping to get some comparative impressions if anyone happens to own or have owned multiples from the list. Although it may send me into a research induced tailspin, I'm also open to other suggestions that those more experienced than I might offer given the desired traits.
Any and all feedback is appreciated. Sorry for yet another what should I buy thread, but I'm hopeful that your thought will crown a winner.