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I play guitar, I use a amp modeler (line 6 pod x3 HD) and need a decent pair of headphones that are going to allow me to here the tones as line 6 intended.
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i have no idea but I am in a similar boat as you.

I will keep an eye on this post.
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The Grado SR80e is a fine choice to use with pod x3. Low 32 ohms which dont need much to run.
To you it is best to try different headphones that will suit you. With a low budget of $100 the choices will be limted.
    
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So what exactly am I looking for as far as tech specs go?
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Tech specs is not what you look for much as each headphone have many different sound characteristics.
How the headphone sound, how well does the headphone pick up each note.
You dont want too much bass or the highs to bright. You just want a overall balanced sound.

With your budget, Grado SR80e is the best choice for under $100.
http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Prestige-Series-SR80e-Headphones/dp/B00L1LXOWS

You can also look at the Sennheiser HD 280 PRO for $100.
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB

Grado is mostly on ear and Sennheiser is over ear.
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The HD 280 Pros are a nice set for guitar, I use them straight to my old Spider III when people are sleeping. The tone seems no different then it does out of the cab of celestion G12s. Just be aware they are 60~ ohm cans so if you decide to use line out on your amp, make sure your volume is down before putting them on your head!
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I just read that the pod responds best with high ohm headphones. 150-600 ohm, so thats what im looking for now.
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I just read that the pod responds best with high ohm headphones. 150-600 ohm, so thats what im looking for now.

Not sure I can think of a set of headphones in that range or even if there is a good pair of 150+ ohm cans for $100 or less. Even the Sennheiser HD 380 pros are ~50 ohm and most of the popular beyerdynamic models as well. The only set of headphones I own in the range you're looking for are Sennheiser HD 600s and they are way beyond the budget, also with 150 ohms and higher, you're going to want an amp and preferably DAC to get the sound quality you want out of everything besides your pod because the volume will just be too low to enjoy.

I think the ~58 ohm sennheiser pro models are very sufficient, I use 280s with my guitar amp. Just don't crank the volume all the way up.
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what you settle with in the end?
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