Grados are nice though a little too bright at times. The Sony V6 would get my vote. I owned a set for 10 years and recently sold them off to a friend. They work today just as good as the day I bought them but actually they sound better. I had hundreds of hours on them. The only thing I did to them was replace the ear pads with Beyerdynamic EDT 250 Velour Pads. Made a difference in comfort and even sound. The cans are a little bright but not nearly as much as the grados. They lack hard hitting bass but have a nice punch to them. They sound fantastic especially for the price. This can has been made since the 80's. There is a reason they are still being made today. They Fing rock.
I only sold them because I have so many sets of cans (I don't list them all in sig or profile) that my Wife was starting to complain.
Edited by Amish - 6/29/14 at 11:43pm