I would steer away from the HD 439. They're decent, but there's not as much else I can say about them definitely not right if you listen to all genres. I'm a huge Shure fan, and the SRH440 would be great if you listen to all genres, but I think the most fun of the bunch would be the Aurvana Live. It's pretty much the soul successor to the Denon D1000 (Or 1001, I forget which ). While it's not the best at Folk, Classical, and Jazz, it's simply awesome when pumping every other genre. Cheers.
I disagree. I like the HD439's a lot and I listen to a good variety of genre's
Don't really know what other people say, but these headphones are awesome. Good bass, great mids and highs. I listen to metal, acoustic, edm, dubstep and rap. Unless you are a hard basshead then these are awesome.
They are also very comfortable. Very light and the headband puts minimal pressure. Clamping force is average if not a little light.
For me they took about 30 hours to really come alive