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I'm looking to buy a new set of quality headphones, of which I will mod into a headset with a removable boom mic and cable (example). I will be buying a sound card as well, titanium hd or similar, but no amp yet.

I like bass. I listen to mostly Industrial/Metal Industrial and EBM/Synthpop with the occasional 70's Rock and in odd moods even R&B/Hip Hop/Rap. Think Rammstein, VNV Nation, MM, Eisbrecher, Peter Heppner, Covenant, t.A.T.u, Static X, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, and Tupac.

I spend a great deal of time (several hours at a time) gaming and listening to music while in open mic voice chat but that may decline now that I'm out of college and have to, you know, get a job. I'm also not too keen on hearing things outside my headphones or people being able to hear what I'm playing.

I prefer the looks of Grado's but not sure if they fit my listening habbits. I'm more a function over form person anyway. Recommendations?
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Grado's lack bass and will disappoint you for EBM. They do rock and metal very well though so if you're REALLY a fan of metal and rock more than EBM and gaming then the Alesandro MS-1's are your babies.

However for your diverse array of music and needs I would say the Equation Audio RP-21s are what you're looking for. Good bass and good for music in general. It doesn't master one area of music and is good for everything in general.
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That sucks about the Grado's, 95% of my listening lately has been EBM/Synthpop with only about 3% being the metal and rock. I'll have to look into the Equation Audios, I've not heard of those before while researching.
 
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Is comfort an issue?
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