The only headphones I keep reading about in this price range are the shure 840, ath m50x, ultrasone 580, and the Beyerdynamic DT770 (which are really ugly to me).
I was looking for something with great separation/soundstage, accurate, and detailed.
Right now, I'm using IEMs. I had the gr07 mk2 (severely lacking in bass impact), and now I have the gr07 bass edition (the slightly recessed mids annoy me a little). I listen to mainly hip hop, but I want to use them for games too. I was hoping for a neutral pair that allows me to here the music exactly as it was created (or as close as I can get for the money).