I've been around a while and probably have some guesses what you might recommend, but I'm beating the bushes for something new. On-Ears are totally out. I've tried 7 or 8 and the only I found comfortable was the ESW9A. I'm looking for something more balanced and detailed across the spectrum.Basically, I'd be happy with an Alpha Dog that is lighter/more comfortable. (For some reason, the leather strap really chafes my scalp; I just can't get used to it.) I need closed back because its more appropriate for my office.
I love timbre. And strings. But I also love sub-bass when called for. I love balance. If I err toward something, its probably toward liking lush mids, but I despise overdone mids that ruin balance.
If it helps, I I thought the SRH1540 and HP50 were too warm and bassy.