I'm surprised nobody recommended Ultrasone HFi-780. Same price as HD598, but much better for electronic and especially rock. They also sound very impressive with incredibly realistic soundstage and punchy bass that I'm yet to hear from another headphone in that price range. They're sort of like Grados, but without the over the top brightness or harshness. Also, they're built like a typical Ultrasone, which means if a car runs them over, it will get a tire puncture.
HD598 is not a bad choice, if your main genres are vocal, classical, jazz, soft rock, acoustic music in general, then you cant get much better for the price....but for rock or electronic...umm, wouldn't be one of my top choice. I'd take a HD25 any time over HD598 for those genres. Especially if you like taking them around. But again, I'm sure you wont be disappointed with HD598.
Edited by derbigpr - 7/8/13 at 5:18pm