Quote: Originally Posted by Hipstergarabe /img/forum/go_quote.gif Yikes, should've added my budget was about $350 First, I'd recommend a b-stock HF2, just don't take one away from me. Also, I'd agree with the AD900, as posted by Melobius on post #9. I'd agree that my AD900s aren't as good as my brother's SR125 with certain songs. I don't listen to them often ('cause he lives far away), but they are really great. I'd say that I prefer the AD900, because it's really good all-round. It's not as good with -say- an In-frames track (metal), but it's really amazing with a Pink Floyd one. I'm also deleting all my 128 kb/s music, as it's really not good with the AD900s. If I recall correctly, the Grado was a little more forgiving on the bitrate. I can't say I know much about the bands you listed. I'd get the AD900 were I you. In terms of comfort, they reign supreme (Of course my experiences are limited). They look good, are relatively sturdy, and they bring out the instruments on my music. Still it's up to you. Many people choose Grado and are completely happy with it. A friend has an SR60 that he loves to death. He's completely stopped looking for headphones, because it's all he wants (at a great price). I cannot comment on Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, or AKG (Quit making me jealous on the K1000s, I'll never be able to afford them!) as I've never had the opportunity to listen. Finally, I read walls of text. Oftentimes it's wonderful to see people who care to type out thoughts in an understandable way. I like to read, and I have time to care about effort. Have a good day, and happy head-fi'ing.