EDIT: After advice and research I've decided to get PX100s for travelling and the best cans I can afford for home use. I've compiled a short list, but from there I do not know where to go... Also I'm still unsure whether I'd need a DAC.
AKG k701 - £200 (I really like the look of these, but I've read that they'd need an amp and are uncomfortable? And they're quite expensive for me)
Sennheiser HD600 - £200
Shure SRH840 - £150 (I think these look great, but apparently they 'stick out' and have poor bass?)
Sennheiser HD595 - £130 (Ugly looking, but I've heard ok things about them)
Audio Technica ATH-M50 - £120 (Can't decide whether they look awesome or awful)
Alessandro MS1i - £100 (Same as above, and I see mixed things about the sound quality and comfort)
Firstly I would like to make you all aware that I know next to nothing (some may argue nothing) about audio quality and how to achieve it. Secondly, I'm not sure whether this thread is more at home in the 'Headphones (full-sized)' category, if so I'm sorry and could a Moderator please move it.
I have recently decided to (try) and listen to my music how it was intended (or close enough to). So I have started amassing CDs and ripping them at Apple Lossless.
The only problem is that I don't have any decent headphones as, in the past, I have been loathed to spend more than £10 on earphones. I want that to change. After looking around I came to some conclusions: anything branded with that 'Dr Dre Beats' rubbish are utter pony, along with those hideous Skullcandies. What I wasn't expecting was that Bose, the be-all-and-end-all name in the layman's music scene, are scorned by the audiophile community. Therefore I had no idea where to turn, these seemingly perfect £99.99 Bose around-ear headphones that I had seen in the shops, may not be the best for my budget...
...and to add yet more confusion, after a brief look around, there are amplifiers?
In conclusion, I know nothing about audio quality, and want to step up on the ladder. Which headphones (either on-ear or around-ear) should I buy for both listening to music on the move, from a 16GB iPod Touch 2nd Gen, and in situ with a MacBook Pro. I have a budget of £100, which should equate to about $150.
I would also like advice on how to begin enjoying music to it's potential.
(tl;dr - £100 budget, headphones, and advice needed)
Edited by Dhrax - 7/31/10 at 7:40am