As all of my work is at the computer, I’m basically always listening to music, and it ranges from film scores to rock to drum ‘n bass. While I’m not a full audiophile yet, I’ve tried quite a few different types of headphones and have come to appreciate the subtleties between some brands and models.
Well, out of everything I’ve tried so far, the AKG Pro Audio K712s are my absolute favorite. They’re meant for mixing and mastering so you get incredibly crisp, precise sound, with an outstanding balance of highs and lows–there isn’t so much bass that it drowns out the treble nor so much treble that you cringe at higher volumes. They’re also extremely comfortable and can be worn for hours without fatiguing your ears.