My name is Erik (aka C00kies0fD00m), and I just wanted to introduce myself and also ask for advice on a new set of cans im looking to purchase.
First off let me give you a little info about my sound background, I originally got into music literally out of the womb. My aunt used to create mix tapes of classical music for me to listen to while I was in the crib, and when I got a little older my dad exposed my to classic rock. At around 6 years old I began to play the violin while living in England, when I was about 12 years old my uncle (who is a jazz trained drummer) got me playing music as a guitar\bass player and showed me alternative, jazz and techno music. As a result my current music library spans Classic Rock, Alternative, Metal, Techno, RnB, Rap, Classical and Opera genres. As a music player who is normally operating in the rhythm section my palette is tuned for the low end of the audio spectrum and the high range, with that being said I enjoy a nice balance in my music.
With all that in mind I need some help sorting through the mounds of over the ear cans that are around. I'm looking for a set of cans that can reproduce:
Bright crisp high tones
Dynamic booming bass tones
Clear (but not overemphasized) mid range
*I'd like an inline remote\mic for iPad\iPhone\iPod\Mac integration
**Between $0-$250 is my budget
I have owned Sony MDR-XB500's, which have excellent bass response, mid range was okay and the high end was lacking. The other set was the MDR-CD580's which the bass lacked, mid range was excellent, and the high end was crisp.
So Im looking for something in between those headphones sound reproduction wise, my primary music source would be my Macintosh or iDevices with MP3's, M4A's, AppleLossless and Flac files without an external amp.
Thanks for all your help!