My preferences for headphones are:
Open or closed
Passive noise cancellation
Thanks in advance
PS. Sorry for sounding robotic
Edited by Fugazi - 10/27/13 at 8:11pm
It is pretty important to know if you wil be using a amp or not as PurpleAngel asked.
Among your preferences you ask for open or closed headphone and for passive noise cancellation aswell, Open headphones and passive noise cancellation seems contradicting.
For 300$ you do have some nice options, if you are using a amp/portable amp you have even more nice options.
Not that this is a suggestion that fits your criteria, or a headphone I'd recommend as an all-arounder....but since you mentioned you liked Fugazi you should give them a listen on any Grado model at some point. I think that type of music is perfect for Grado's.