While pondering over the past few weeks, I've come to the conclusion that i want to invest in a good pair of circumaural, closed back headphones. However, with the amount of headphones in my price range and my lack of knowledge, I am at a stand still. My price range is anything up to $200, preferably between $100-$150. Since Christmas is close, I figured this would be a good time to scour around for the right pair. Comfort is also high on the list, as I expect to wear these headphones for long periods of time.
A number of headphones have caught my eyes. The Audio-Technica M50's and M-Audio Q40's were particular peaks of interest. However, given the range of music I listen to, I feel a more neutral set of headphones may be more beneficial. However, I could also be wrong.
Music I listen to:
Rock (including indie, folk, punk/garage, alternative, hard, and classical)
Classical (less than the other genres)
Finally, I expect to use these headphones while in my dorm and while I commute from class to class by train/bus, so portability isn't an issue for me.
I would greatly appreciate any insight from those of you who are much more experienced than I am regarding this subject.
(Update)- Another pair that has peaked my interest recently was the Shure SRH440 or the SRH840.
Edited by AnthonyDE - 12/16/13 at 8:48pm