I've been using an Audio Technica ATH-M50 for a number of years now. It's been OK. I like its sound a lot, but there's a few things that I'm not a fan of:
- Can get very uncomfortable at 3+ hours of use (I do have a large head)
- The pleather earpads are pretty horrible (I definitely want a fabric one, or whatever its called)
- Coiled cable is annoying, but this is not a big deal
I use headphones extensively so whatever I get next must be super duper comfy. I'd say this is my primary concern.
I'm pretty happy with the audio performance, the strong bass is awesome for movies and it's also decent for gaming which are my two primary uses. I'd like something that is at least on par with the M50s.
Any suggestions would be appreciated up to US$250. (at that price however, **** better get mind blowing.)