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I have to say that for you music tastes, Sennheiser is a bad choice. I have demo'd the 280's, 555s, and 595s. They sound crystal clear, but flat. There is no emotion with them. Which is what they are intended to do. They are designed to be studio monitoring headphones used in music engineering where you need to hear every note accurately and not muddied by bass.

However unless you like mellow music like jazz, classical etc, these aren't the best choice for you.

I did a ton of research when looking to get a new set of cans. I have similar taste in music as you: I love a lot of electronic/techno, r&b, pop, rock and metal. My top two choices were between the Denon AH-D2000 and the Beyerdynamic 770/80 pros. They both have excellent bass, and sound similar in their designed field of expertise (bass). After researching for weeks and reading hundreds of reviews and comparisons I went with the Beyers, as they were better overall for watching movies, gaming, and music with a good deal of bass. I couldn't be happier with my choice, they are worth the pricetag.

I suggest you research these two models, or perhaps go to a local guitar or audio shop to demo a pair (bring your ipod).

When the music is coming out of onboard sound, it doesn't matter.
    
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love love love my ad700's prolly the most comfortable thing ive ever put on my head as far as headphones go
    
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When the music is coming out of onboard sound, it doesn't matter.
I am actually solving this area as well. Since my D1 broke, I am looking for a suitable soundcard.
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love love love my ad700's prolly the most comfortable thing ive ever put on my head as far as headphones go
seeing so many AD700 recommendations is certainly making it one of the top options so far.
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How about we reverse it a little bit, give me your determined responses to both of my possible answers, and I would then determine the response branch from you that I like better.

Here are the two of my possible answers to the question that you recommended me to ask myself:

A: I want the sound to be altered as much as possible to create the optimal environment for games and or specific music genres

B: I want the sound to stay as unaltered as possible in any situation
If you wish to listen to sound that is altered BY your headphones then i cannot offer any more advice.

If however you are looking for headphones that are accurate in their referencing, then i can tell you the AudioTechnicas are not the way to go for they are designed for ipod listening. As said before, my recommendations lie with the Denons or the Sennheisers.
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If you wish to listen to sound that is altered BY your headphones then i cannot offer any more advice.

If however you are looking for headphones that are accurate in their referencing, then i can tell you the AudioTechnicas are not the way to go. As said before, my recommendations lie with the Denons or the Sennheisers.
for the most part I definitely did not mean the headphones themselves, my apologies for miss phrasing.

Ipod listening as in being portable device friendly or as in not being as optimally suited for desktop tasks?
Edited by Genkaz92 - 1/14/11 at 12:57am
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for the most part I definitely did not mean the headphones themselves, my apologies for miss phrasing.

Ipod listening as in being portable device friendly or as in not being as optimally suited for desktop tasks?
That is what most sub standard headphones do. The bouncy bright noise that attracts the unknowing, or rather the unwilling, is what keeps companies like Bose alive
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That is what most sub standard headphones do. The bouncy bright noise that attracts the unknowing, or rather the unwilling, is what keeps companies like Bose alive
I was actually not aware of the fact that technicas had such a reputation in terms of some sound aspects.

Denons are clearly out of my budget, nor do I really actually need them considering the purposes that they were created for.
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So far I appear to be left with the option of getting one of the Sennheiser models.

I will definitely wait for more opinions though.
Edited by Genkaz92 - 1/14/11 at 1:14am
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