That said I've been getting interested in large headphones that might work for my large ears and my glasses.
I'd like to use them for gaming, some movies, and music ranging from heavy metal of varying subgenres (Tool, melodeath, speed, doom...) to folk, electronic, grunge, and on.
My price range is up to $200 or so and I'd be driving them off an X-Fi at home and a Nexus 4 on the go at times -- I have basic IEMs for when I need to travel light but I'd like to bring these along sometimes. I don't have an amp now and it's something I'd probably look at getting later as an upgrade in the $50-80 range.
First I saw the ATH-M50's recommended. I can get them for $100, but my problem with them is they seem to have rather small cups, easily induce ear sweating, and don't have great soundstage (would suck for FPS gaming).
Then I took notice of the Beyerdynamic DT-770's. Many people say the 80ohm's strong bass can take away from some music, and I'd like to drive them with a simple phone for now, so the 32ohm looks like a good deal despite the 80ohm usually getting higher praises. Would that be a wrong move? Would they work fine for gaming if I EQ'd the bass down, and how would they be for metal and other genres?
The size of the 770's doesn't faze me too much, as long as it provides comfort, as I'm very sensitive to ear-munching.
I've also seen a few others I'm still considering, like the HFI-580, the V-Moda Crossfade M-80, the Shure SRH840, and a few others -- I do think I need closed-back for now. I saw the Sennheiser HD25-1 II recommended but it looks like it has really small cups.
I'd really appreciate any other recommendations or advice on headphones to suit my needs.
Edited by Ranguvar - 12/27/13 at 11:38pm