Firstly, when I say I am looking for some can's for work, I do 90% of my listening at work, so I am not looking for a cheap pair of throw around headphones, these will essentially be my main pair :).
Ok with that out of the way.
I am looking to spend up to about $700usd.
Open or closed back, I have used closed in the past, but I currently have a pair of the Bushmill's x Grado's which appear closed, however leak like an open headphone regardless.
They need to be light and comfortable. I would consider anything up to 350g suitable. I wear them for extended hours so the lighter the better really.
Sonically (is that a word, spell check would suggest not), I want something that has good bass extension/detail/texture, nice lush mids and a good level of detail to the sound. Preferably not shrill or harsh in the highs. As an example, my favourite headphones I have owned to date were my LCD2 with Silver Dragon Cable, coming in second are these My Alpha Dogs/Grado's/HD650's.
I listen to a lot of acoustic rock (say, Alice in Chains - MTV - Unplugged for example), cruisy electronic music like 90's Trance and bands like Daft Punk. I also listen to rock, Various Metal Genre's, vocals. Generally I need something that will excel with acoustic guitar/vocals but can present across the board somewhat ok.
Lastly, if I cant drive it well with a portable amp, its probably not going to suit. I am willing to box up headphones and cart them to work etc, however I dont want to have to lug amps etc as well on the commute :)
Anyway, wall of text over, let me know what you think :)
My current thoughts are RS1i, PS500 (very different beasts I know), HD700's (Curious on these as there are love and hate reviews)
Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any advice.
Edited by Wyd4 - 1/12/14 at 2:59pm