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Headphones as comfy as AD700s but better for music around $150?

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I currently have an HD Titanium and AD700s that I use for gaming, and I absolutely love them. However as everyone knows they are pretty bass light, and I'm looking for a pair of headphones that I'll use for music. As far as genres go, I listen to all types of rock, and a ton of instrumental stuff from big band to guitar-focused to electronica type music. I listen to video game and anime soundtracks quite a bit.

Examples would be Led Zeppelin, Eric Johnson and Pink Floyd for the "normal" music, and then some stuff like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKAP1BmRs3k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKV195eXg7I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZbUnu8WBn0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2UtFr53I0c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbsAyGQ0k_U

Now, one thing that's important is that I have a relatively large head, which is one of the reasons I love the AD700s. I have a pair of HD681s but they're not really as comfortable and aren't something I want to wear for hours at a time. I don't really care if they're open or closed since I'll be using them at home. I am a fan of bass, and I don't really get the level I want in stuff like what I linked.

As far as budget goes, I'd like to stay around $150 or lower, but I could go a bit higher if I feel it's worth it. I'm also not really sure if the HD Titanium is worth using for music, since I bought it for gaming purposes, or if I should pick up a Xonar DX or something. I've looked at the Ultrasone HFI 580s and the ATH M50s but I'm not really well versed in audiophilia and I don't really know what I should be looking for, at least with enough confidence to make a decision.



Thanks for any help. Accidentally posted this again, so I'll just use this topic.
Edited by a_ak57 - 9/27/12 at 3:21pm
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I'd personally find some Grado SR225i's on sale used for 140 ish.
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