Hi, I just joined the Head-Fi community since you guys obviously know a lot about headphones. I need some recommendations on getting the right headphones for my taste. I own the AKG K 240 Studios, which have served me for three years and while the sound is still going strong, daily listening has worn them out physically quite a bit. Before I go and get a replacement, or get the K 240 mk ii's, (which are pretty much the same but have more accesories and coiled cable), I want some more possible replacement recommendations.
If you've ever listened to the K 240s (at least the new ones), they have a nice warm sound, with a great balance between the bass and mids, and the highs are not harsh but are nicely blended in the texture. I bought a pair of AKG K 271s, but I sent them back because of their lack of bass, and while they have impressive highs, the mid is too much. I also own the Audio Technica ATH-M50s, and while their balance is amazing, it sounds like the highs are rolled-off, which is not very good sounding. I guess what I'm looking for is the warm sound and bass of the 240s, highs that are not harsh sounding like the 271s, and mids that are not overpowering but balanced. And yes, I have tried equalizing the sound, but I don't want to have to adjust for every song to sound good. As a side note, I listen to music mostly on my computer and IPod. My budget is preferably under 200$ (I could get a more expensive headphone used for that price). I have done some research and some possible choices are the Sennheiser HD 598 or 380, Beyerdynamic DT 770, Audio Technica ATH-AD700 or 900, or possibly the Shure SRH840s. Any suggestions are appreciated!