My Husband plays guitar in a metal band and has never owned anything but cheap earbuds. He has often mentioned buying a good pair of headphones but always ends up spending the money on some other equipment. So his birthday is coming up and I thought I'd pick him up a pair.... ...I had no idea what I was getting into. Selecting a pair has not been easy. He plays music in a style similar to King Diamond or Black Sabbath. He would be using them mostly at home with his amps or maybe at band practice. He plays with pretty powerful equipment so I powering the headphones shouldn't be a problem, although it would be nice if he could use them with the computer as well. I've been reading A LOT of different threads on this site that have been extremely helpful and I think I have it narrowed down to three: AKG K240MKII alessandro ms1i grado sr80i I think I'm leaning toward the AKG's since they seem the most versatile for a first pair and from what I've read have a good sound for this kind of music. I'm just looking for any final advise before I make the purchase to make sure I'm not WAY off track or anything. Thanks!