I'm searching for a new pair of headphones for portable use.
I know my previous model, the Bose TriPort On-Ears, are frowned upon but it was a gift from my beatiful wife, so I had to wait a year to replace them. The time has come now! I'm currently trying to sell them for 140 € (will probably have to drop the price a little) so this is my current budget limit! (I don't mind buying used pairs, though.)
I know most of you will start recommending In-Ear models, but I'd prefer cans. Last year I got hit on my ear during Martial Arts training and ripped my eardrum open. Since then I feel very uncomfortable sticking stuff in my ear. I even sold my Sennheiser CX-500 for 15 €.
However, if you can convince me that IEMs are way better than cans, I'll have a second thought and try to overcome my inner fears.
As for my preference in music:
Let's put it this way, this is what I don't listen to: Techno/Gabba/Trance/etc and Heavy/Death/Black/etc Metal. So, basically, anything but extremes. However, I do like a punchy bass.
At home I use a pair of Ultrasone HFI-780 and I really love them! The soundstage is amazing and I really really like this out of ear experience! So I've already tried the Ultrasone Zino for one week. I did like the sound, but the half-openness killed the reason of a portable can. Also, they were a tad bit too big. Did I mention that I have a 'tiny' head, yet? Yes, my head is smaller than average.
Looking forward to your suggestions.