Beyer dynamic dt880 premium
Do you have an amp or plan to acquire one? Do you have a preference for open or closed cans?
Personally I would scratch the dt880 from your list. I'm mainly an electronic listener and I don't care for them. They just leave something to be desired when it comes to electronic.
If you're looking for portable, scratch the HE400 from the list too. They are big, heavy, and open. You might want to consider adding the AKG K550 to your list. They are closed and relatively portable and should be adequate for the genres you specified.
I understand what you mean. I have 2 pairs of AKGs and they tend to have a drier/analytical sound. The bass in the K550 might lack some impact but they extend really low. I was going to suggest looking at the B&W P7 as they have great detail and some nice punch in the bottom end. They make for a really nice portable can but they are a bit over your price range ($400). I have heard the momentum briefly. They were pretty good from what I remember of them and are definitely a portable can. I wouldn't be comfortable making a suggestion for them though, perhaps somebody else can chime in and give you some feedback regarding the momentum.
So I did end up getting them, but I am returning them now. The sound was absolutely great, the bass response was just slightly elevated, and that was what I was looking for. The highs were not to harsh, and they really gave a good neutral sound while listening to all kinds of music. I enjoyed EDM to classical. The build quality was great, and they looked beautiful. Unfortunately, it does not matter how good a pair of cans sound, or how nice they look if they are not comfortable. They killed my ears after 30 min of wearing them. I gave them time, 5 days of constant torture on my head, thinking they would mold a little, making them more enjoyable to wear. I was wrong, they didn't improve and I could not take anymore pain on my ears. I was shocked they were not comfortable. I used the LP crossfades for a year, and they were known for having small cups, but that didn't bother me.
Anyway, I am in the middle of returning the Momentums, and I will purchase the B&W p7s. I decided that I would pay the extra $$$ if that means I can enjoy my music on the go.
I got the P7s about 4 days ago (Amazon took 10 days to ship :( ) And burned them in for 14 hrs. I love how these feel compared to the Momentum, I can personally wear the P7s for 3 hrs before I need to take a short break, compared to the Momentum 14 min, its a huge difference. The sound is not like the momentum at all. The base response is a tad bit heavier, but seems only to become noticeable when its needed, the momentum just added the low ends to about everything, the p7s only add it where it needs to be, mostly in electronic music. The highs are more, well, high on the P7s (They sounded shrill when I fist got them, after the burn in the toned down a bit). The mids seem to be the same, but the treble, the treble is wonderful, momentums felt like a closed can, the P7s dont. Not sure if its the magnetic drivers, but the sound is so much open then momentum. The p7s build quality amazing. Quality parts on every single inch. I miss the hard case with the momentums, but I was able to find a case that fit them on amazon, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NE7B06/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER . the 399 price point is still high, and I do have 30 days to return these headphones, ill keep listening but I tell myself these headphones are 299, with a $100 price point for real leather, quality metal, and gorgeous design. Not to mention hoe much more durable these feel compared to the momentums.