this is my first post so here's my story.
closest thing to "high end audio" that I had ever heard were a pair of beats mixrs (please dont stone me) that i had bought in early 2013 and after a while of listening to friends and random people all over the internet (very much including these forums) promote and praise the AudioTechnica ATH-M50's, I finally ordered a pair and I love them. I do realize that they aren't necessarily the best for metal though, and being that metal is mostly what i listen to (including rnb, hip hop, dubstep, rock, alternative, punk, etc. i have a broad taste ahaha)
I'm finally looking for something abit louder and faster with a little more energy to fit.
I've read alot about Grado headphones, especially on these forms, and they seem ideal but on-ear phones aren't my favorite and I don't know which ones would fit me best plus its somewhat a leap of faith being I've never experienced open back phones.
anyway,I'm open to pretty much any recommendation but my budget can't exceed 350$
also, if i sounded stupid in any way, i apologize. I do enjoy audio and I value high quality, But I have no audiophile knowledge whatsoever and I do hope to gain some. thanks.