I've been giving this a lot of thought , I've checked a lot of reviews about the grados , people say they are great headphones for unplugged music and not so good in other genres , is that true ? The biggest minus though, is the fact that they have an open back , I am very tempted to buy them , but that's quite a drawback , beside the noisy neighbourhood , It's rather bothersome to have everyone around my room hear what I'm listening to , it pretty much defeats the entire purpose of using headphones.
I think I will pass on the AKG and the Philips , I will be using the headphones only at home , I don't own any mp3/4 player or anything of sorts.
The DJ100 seem interesting , I will do a bit more research on them , they look nice , although I will most likely not change the pads on them if I am to buy them , its too much of a bother to order them separately and pay the shipping.
The Shure 440s are again some good looking headphones , what worries me is people saying that it kind of lacks bass? I am not sure how much that matters in the genres i'm listening to , I am no audiophile , I merely like listening a lot to what I find to be good music. The hd203's were my first decent pair of headphones so I am not very knowlodgeable in what the difference between a headset with a good bass and one lacking it would be. Am I worrying for nothing?