Thanks guys... I'm definitely getting decent phones now... you guys don't seem to approve of the hd 598's... are they not good for rock/electronic? If not, how are the Shure SRH940... are they better? I'll just get what you guys recommend... as I mentioned I can't test them here...
The 598's are decent for rock but won't do very good for electronic since the highs are rolled off and the bass is lacking. Although the SRH940's retail for the same price of the 598's, the 940's beat them in terms of overall clarity, vocals (midrange), DETAIL!!!, and speed. However, i do give the soundstage and comfort to the 598's.
That being said, the 940's aren't perfect, every headphone has its downside. The problem with the 940's is that some people find them lacking in the bass, specifically midbass.
But then again, you won't find a headphone with no downsides, even the $1500 Sennheiser HD800 is hated by people for being overly bright/sibilant :)