Hey there you sexy people of Head-Fi, I've been creeping this site for quite a while and finally decided to stop being a lazy tool and make an account. I would say I'm an "Audiophile in his beginning stages"? Since I've been checking this site it has become my #1 stop for reviews when they are available, and I've also found myself becoming a good bit more stingy about headphones. As in picking up on flaws is the sound, build quality, etc. With that being said, I am looking for some input, I'm in the market for some over ears, it would definitely be safe to say I'm something of a bass head, I like me some good brain rattlings. However I still want good clear mids and highs, I listen predominantly to Hip-Hop and Metal/Hard Rock (ie: Slipknot, Volbeat, Tech N9ne, MGK, etc.) regardless of which genre I'm listening to at any given moment I really prefer to be able to hear whats being said clearly. I'm quite into picking out/apart lyrics and looking for secondary meaning and things like that, as well as some good strong bass. My price range is around $100-ish, I could stand to go about $25-50 more if its really going to make a difference between being content and being wowed.
Thanks in advanced for any and all suggestions, I look forward to learning more and interacting with you all.
*Headphones I currently own*
Boomphone Phantoms - Thoroughly impressed considering I wasn't expecting much more that a mediocre pair of cans with a gimmick attached.
Superlux HD681 EVO - Not bad, just didn't pay attention to them being open, so sound leakage has got them on the shelf.
SOL Republic Jax - Currently my go to in-ears, open to suggestions for a replacement for these also.