I've been reading a lot of the reviews and articles on here and am considering the V-Moda M-80 or maybe Audio Technica ATH-M50, or Sennheiser Momentum, but I'm open to anything. I primarily listen to pop-rock, rock and metal.
I've been using Sony MDR-NC6 on-ear headphones. They're awful. Last night I was listening to AFI's new album through my tv's speakers and upon realizing that even that sounded better than my headphones, I've finally had enough. I need new headphones asap!
My budget is about $300. I'll be using the headphones at home, for 4+ hours a day, I'd prefer minimal sound leakage, and I don't have a preference for over-ear or on-ear but I'm pretty sensitive to headphones that grip tightly so comfort is a big concern. I've heard the ATH-M50s are quite tight so they may not be a good pick for me. I'd prefer no Sony recommendations as my current headphones are not the first I've tried from them (though they are the worst and cheapest) and I'm not a fan.