Hi, everyone. I came here looking for a new pair of headphones, mostly for casual home listening. I currently own ATH-WS55's, which respond well to the music I listen to (Indie Pop/Dubstep/Indie Rock, my favorite artists being Muse, Arkasia, Vexare, and Alt-J). The only concern I have about them is that they have a tight clamping force on my head, and the cups are too small for my ears. I can't listen for 20 minutes without a headache that lasts for hours. I was looking into the SRH840's, UE6000's, ATH-M50's, or AD900X's, and hoping I could get a recommendation of these that suit my interests. I'm willing to spend anything that costs $80-$200. Here are the requirements for the headphones:
-Bass has to be present, but cannot drown out the other frequencies like Beats. I'm afraid the AD900X's don't have enough bass or clarity in bass.
-Mids have to be present, clear, and warm. I love mids in all types of music.
-Treble has to be clear, but not harsh (my ears are sensitive to sibilant cymbal crashes). I don't care about treble as much.
Soundstage: There has to be some soundstage, but it's not one of my major concerns.
Isolation/Sound Leakage: There must be enough isolation so riding in a car doesn't drown out the bass, anything more is fine. It must have little sound leakage (another reason I'm concerned about the AD900X's).
Sensitivity: They must be able to be driven by a laptop or iPhone, because I'm uninterested in an external amplifier.
Resistance: I don't care.
Anything more comfortable than my WS55's! This is one of the reasons I like the SRH840's and AD900X's.
It can't be 100% plastic, and prone to breaking. My WS55's are very durable for me.
$80 to $200, as stated above. I'm not looking into an external amplifier.
Conclusion: I would like comfortable headphones, which respond well to Indie and Dubstep alike. They must be over-ear. Other than this I'm not too picky about the specs.
I tried my best to choose between the headphones listed above, but couldn't decide if I'd want to sacrifice sound for comfort or vice versa.
Thanks! I appreciate all the recommendations and other suggestions!