Mostly wanting open headphones as I'm aware that they offer better sound stage which is my main concern. I've recently gotten into CS:GO and being able to pinpoint enemies based on footsteps is very handy. Aside from that, they'll still be used for music where my tastes tend to be reasonably diverse so probably something that's balanced with maybe a bit of oomph in the lows? Also when I'm not using them on my computer, they'll be used on my mobile so they need to perform well without an amp.
Currently I'm using a pair of MDR-V6s which do the trick. However, the Equation Audio RP-21s I use on my secondary computer is falling apart, so I figured I could pick up a new set for my main and move my MDR-V6s to my secondary.
I've read a lot of people recommend the sennheiser hd558 in this price range, but the fact that the adjustment bands appear to be plastic is worrisome as that's what ended up cracking on my RP-21s. So I guess that's the last requirement I have: something with metal adjustment bands and is just durable overall. Another option I used to see recommended and actually wanted to pick up years ago were the AD700s, but I guess they've been discontinued?
Anyways, thanks in advance for your help guys!
Edited by killa_concept - 11/22/14 at 7:57pm