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Looking for a portable, closed, over-ear set of headphones for casual listening. (under $200)

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I am looking for headphones with decent isolation, zero sound leakage, a little emphasis on the bass, and they must be comfortable. I am willing to spend no more than $200 and perhaps I am asking a little too much for the price I am looking for. I had gotten Studio Beats as a Christmas gift two years back. They are okay but have terrible sound leakage so I disturb others around me when I am studying in the library or commuting on the train. Every headphone that I look up or that gets suggested to me has something majorly wrong with them. For example, The Shure SRH840s are heavy and have high treble. The AKG 550s I hear lack bass and although I have never tried them, I think they would be too big for my head. The ATH-M50s which are highly regarded on this site would be good for me but I do not like the permanent cable one bit. I do a lot of walking to and from the train station and around school so I am constantly get caught on stuff. My friend own the M50s and now has to get a replacement because his cable broke. This whole headphone search is getting very frustrating.

 

Here is some additional criteria that I am looking for:

 

•Source: I'll be plugging these into my ipod, laptop, etc.

•Isolation: I would like at least some isolation. (I understand that I would never be able to get complete isolation unless I bought a Bose or something but that's okay)

•Type: Full-sized

•Tonal Balance: I would like an emphasized bass but I don't want anything else to be buried.

•Past headphones: Apple ear buds, Beats Studio model 

•Preferred Music: I usually listen to indie (Monsters and Men, Mumford and Sons), house/trance/etc (Infected Mushroom, Astrix), rock (Queen, Dropkick Murphys), and a little bit of jazz and rap.

 

Thanks!

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Get the UE6000. They fit all of your requirements.
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Really? I heard they were kind of similar to the Beats Studio (which I already have) just wayyy cheaper. How is the isolation and sound leakage on them?
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did you look at DT 770 32 Ohm

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Yes but I heard you need an amp for it and I don't feel like shelling out any more money than I have too. I also was told that if I were to go with the dt770 that I should get the 80ohm because it has the sound I'm looking for.
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