So I've been into lossless music for several months and I decided its time for a new headphone. The Shure SRH1540 were the ones that caught my eye with countless good reviews/awards and it has soft velour earpads(a must for me). But yesterday I noticed the Sennheiser HD700 headphone was being priced at about the same price as the SRH1540's. Then I started doing some research on the HD700, mainly read the HD700 thread/reviews on this forum & also looked on several other sites. Generally the reviews are very positive but then again some aren't. It makes it hard for me to make a descision cus the HD700 seem like a very good deal at 500€(currently 100€ off on amazon.de) compared to the SRH1540 at 490€. So I'd like some input from you guys on whether I should go for the HD700s or not? You guys can also suggest other headphones but try to focus on the HD700/SRH1540 dilemma Some extra info; Budget: 450-500€ Music: Drum & Bass(the darker type), House, 90s House/dance, Dubstep, Hans Zimmer Ear Pads: anything but the leathery type of earpads(skin allergy) Thanks in advance! -Small note, unfortunately I'm not able to test any high-end headphone at any store here in Belgium, they only display headphones up to 300€(mainly Beats and Bose -.-) or else the descision would be a lot easier to make .