See if there is a Best Buy Magnolia store in Syracuse or Watertown. They will have different headphones to demo.
Since you mentioned you are 17, are you planning to go to college next year? If so, M-100s could be a very good choice because of their ultra portability (fold up into a small size), and college students end up living out of their backpack all day long. The M-100s will also have more bass emphasis, so I would consider them over the Sony MDR-1Rs given your listening interests.
Mdr 1r is alright, but not as good as the ath ws99. The bass wont drown out the other frequencies in the slightest. Id say get the ws99 as I feel the m100 is a little overpriced, though they are impossible to break
Would you (or anyone else) be able to clarify just why or in what way ws99>dt770>COP is true? I would also love to hear where everyone else would rank the other cans mentionned in this thread such as the b&o h6, k267 tiesto, m-100, mdr-1r and any bass-heavy (ish) ultrasones.
The dt770 has looser bass, its hearse to drive, its unfocused, hard to get a good seal for some, mids are slightly recessed, and they're huge. This is only compared to the ws99 of course.
That's the first time I've heard that. They have pretty good clamping force and very thick, plush pads. I would be surprised if that is a common problem. Seems like the WS99s would be more likely to have that issue with their shallower, thinner pads.