Hi everyone. I'm fairly new to the site, but have been researching for a bit now. I actually bought a pair of ATH-M50's a few days ago, so this thread might be late, but I can still return them, so... here's what I'm looking for (keep in mind, this will be my first and last pair of high-end HPs for quite a while, at least 5-7 years, so recommend wisely): -Closed-back -Over-ear -Under $200 -Fairly portable -Balanced mids, highs, and lows. -Clean -A decent soundstage -I listen to rock, rock, rock. All kinds of rock. Some orchestra/piano music as well. -Also, I was wondering about the whole recessed-mids deal with the M50's. Now that I think about it, I probably value the midrange the most when it comes to overall sound. Should this be a deal-breaker for me, or do they improve after burn-in? If you need any more info, just ask. Thanks again!!