It's been a looong, looong time since I've posted anywhere, because up until very recently I was 110% satisfied with my ATH M50's. But recently a hinge broke on one of the phones, and I'd like to re-explore upgrading. I had thought about buying more cans a while ago, and had settled on either a set of Ultrasone Pro 900's, or Beyer DT880's for various reasons. That never actually came to fruition, so I'm curious if there's been any new favorites popping up, or alternatives you guys think I should consider.
I'm generally open-minded, but I'd prefer anything that could survive being driven by a laptop, since I'm rarely at my desktop to take advantage of a proper dac/amp. I'm fairly bass-driven, but reasonable about considering all the qualities of cans and/or IEMs. If anyone has some advice for what the next step above the M50's might be, I would love you forever. Almost forever.