I know there's likely a thread that I haven't found named something similar, but I need some direct advice because I'm relatively new to this.
My max (for the headphones, (portable) Amp/DAC comes later please disregard) is $300. They need to be portable, closed and be relatively mobile device friendly (a bit forgiving).
I listen to modern classical/cinematic music such as but not limited to Two Steps From Hell, E.S. Posthumus and City of the Fallen, along with many movie score composers like Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Steve Jablonski and James Newton Howard.
The other half of my playlist is a bit broader, this includes heavy trap, drumstep/DnB like Pendulum and Noisia, dubstep like xKore, Kill Paris's signature future funk, The Glitch Mob, house and trance from Avicii, Hardwell, Zedd, Swedish House Mafia and the like, and that's only a tiny sample of it.
I listen to whatever happens to please me at that moment, EDM and Classical are the mainstays, but I also occasionally listen to Sympathy for the Devil by the Rolling Stones, or The Lightning Strike by Snow Patrol, or Muddy Waters. So I need some kind of cans that will essentially complement absolutely any kind of music with clarity and a bit of accuracy. I like bass, loud but absolutely not in any way overpowering to the rest of the frequency range and sibilant/way too bright cans will be burned and cursed by a gypsy if they touch my ears. I also don't want to spend $150 on 'great value headphones' when I could get better at $250.
I am considering V-Moda M100s, but I want to make 1000% sure I don't miss out a better set of cans.
Thank you 1 millions times over in advance, I know this may be a lot to ask for.
Edited by johnnyqm - 5/26/13 at 9:15pm